Vincennes University's track and field team, led by top seed Matteo Capello, competes this weekend in the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship at Liberty University in Charlotte, N.C.
The Trailblazers have 10 top-10 seeds competing, three of them in the pole vault. Capello is the No. 1 seed in the men's pole vault with an NJCAA record height of 17-5 3/4. North Knox graduate Makinzi Meurer is the women's third seed at 11-7, and Cole Sumner is men's sixth seed at 15-3 3/4.
Other top 10 seeds are Milan Todorovic, seventh 1,000 meters, 2:29.29; seventh mile, 4:14.80; and eighth, 800, 1:53.26. Ryan Goliher, ninth shot put, 51-3; and Maxwel Kiplagat, 10th 3,000 meters, 8:33.23. VU also has seventh seeds in the 1,600 relay, 3:26.50; and 3,200 relay, 7:46.46.
Lincoln graduate Kaylee Lange is the 34th seed in the 1,000 meters, 3:16.35.
No. 1 Warriors
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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. — Vincennes University surrendered nine runs over the first two innings against No. 1 Wabash Valley, and the Trailblazers never recovered in falling to the Warriors, 12-1, on Wednesday in seven innings.
VU (7-5) was limited to three hits, a double by Ryan Robison and singles by Sean Becker and Nate McVaigh.
Wabash Valley scored six in the first inning and plated three in the second. The Warriors went up 10-0 in the third and scored two runs in the sixth inning to get a 10-run rule victory in the scheduled nine-inning game.
VU's tally came in the fourth. After Robison doubled with one out, he moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a Landen Freeston sacrifice fly.
Cody Swimm took the pitching loss, surrendering six earned runs in 1/3 of an inning on three walks and three hits with a strikeout. Bailey Elliott was the best among four VU relievers, tossing 2 2/3 innings and yielding an earned run on three hits with a strikeout.
The Blazers host Edison State, Ohio, for a three-game series this weekend, playing a nine-game at 3 p.m. today and a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon.
Vincennes |000 100 0 — 1 3 0
Wabash Valley |631 002 x — 12 15 0
W-Zac Robinson (1-0). L-Cody Swimm (0-2). 2B-V, Ryan Robison; WV, Kirk Liebert 2, Jacob Plastiak, Freylin Minyety, Ole Arnston, Kylon Cunningham, Zay Pena. HR-MC, Minyety, Arnston.
Staggs shines in
Spartans' track debut
BLOOMINGTON — Will Staggs paced South Knox with a first-place finish in the pole vault, as the Spartans opened their boys track and field season at the Bloomington North Invitational-Hoosier State Relay Qualifier at the Indiana University track on Tuesday.
Staggs was best in the pole vault by clearing 13-0, and teammate Cole Steininger took second in the event by leaping 12-0. Steininger also had a runner-up finish in the high jump at 5-8.
Other top-10 finishers for South Knox were Trenton Faulkner, Chase Staggs, Lane Garner and Nathan Whitehead, fourth, 3,200-meter relay, 9:18.40; Isaak Hunckler fifth, long jump, 18-5 ½, and seventh, 60-meter dash, 7.63; Andrew Adams, Bailey Clark, Lane Garner, and Herbie Nowaskie, eighth, 1,600 relay, 4:31.07; and Dylan Hardig, Faulkner, Chase Staggs and David Reel, eighth, distance medley relay, 12:42.56.
The Spartans return to Bloomington for the second HSR Qualifier next Wednesday at 6 p.m.
North Knox receives
BICKNELL — North Knox was one of five schools Wednesday to receive a Hospitality Award given by the Southwestern Indiana Officials Association .
By a vote of members, officials in all sports cast their vote for the school which provides the best hospitality throughout the fall and winter sports seasons. Forest Park, Jasper, Northeast Dubois and Southridge were the other schools in southwestern Indiana to receive the honor. It is the third consecutive year North Knox has received the award.
The SWIOA also is giving North Knox $500 college scholarships to one senior boy and girl who best exemplifies sportsmanship.
Jasper knocks off
Clark swim squads
JASPER — Jasper topped Clark in middle school boys and girls swim meets Tuesday.
The Alices dropped the boys meet, 108-58. First places for Clark were by Emmett Ransom, 50-yard backstroke, 36.92; and Chad Berry, Michael Watry, Chris Romani and Ransom, 200 freestyle relay, 2:19.19.
The Lady Alices lost, 111-57. Wins for Clark were by Cami Tredway, 200 freestyle, 2:14.62; and Brooklyn Tredway, 50 backstroke, 34.30.