Murphy tops Region 12 field, Goatee 3rd to lead VUXC; VU men grab runner-up spot, women are fifth, for spots in NJCAA National Championships

LANSING, Mich. – The stage became larger and Vincennes University sophomore runner Robert Murphy stepped up to the challenge Saturday when he took individual honors at the NJCAA Div. I Region 12 Championship Meet in Lansing, MI.
Murphy’s winning effort led the VU men to a second place finish behind host and perennial Region 12 favorite Lansing, and VU sophomore TaPring Goatee turned in a third place finish to pace the Trailblazer women’s fifth place showing.

Murphy adds another title to season's resume'; Goatee second in women's race at UE Invitational

EVANSVILLE - Vincennes University sophomore Robert Murphy won the men's race and sophomore TaPring Goatee was second in the women's race Saturday at the University of Evansville Invitational in Evansville.
The veteran runners' excellent performances led the Trailblazer men to a third place finish and the women were fourth.

VU Cross Country remains in NJCAA/Hill-N-Dale Top 20; Trailblazer men stay at No. 14, VU women sit at No. 20 in latest polls

The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country Team held on to its No. 14 ranking and the Trailblazer women clung to 20th in the Week 7 NJCAA/Hill-N-Dale Div. I Cross Country Polls that were released Thursday afternoon.
South Plains College jumped to No. 1 from fourth in last week’s men’s rankings. In the women’s poll, Iowa Central remained atop the rankings. The rest of the Top 5 on the men’s side is as follows:

  • No. 2: Central Arizona,
  • No. 3: Iowa Central,
  • No. 4: El Paso, and,
  • No. 5: Lansing.

The women’s Top 5 also includes: