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Mittl and Vazquez complete first season

After graduating from high school in 2018, Grace Mittl, Bethlehem Press’s female athlete of the year from Liberty, began her freshman year at the University of Richmond where she continues to compete in track & field.

Highlights from Mittl’s inaugural season include her competition in the long jump at the 2019 Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. for a mark of 4.77 meters.

Mittl took 14th place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.29, and 15th place in the long jump with a distance of 4.70 meters at the Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond.

At the Virginia Commonwealth University Ram Invite, Mittl set personal bests of 27.23 in the 200 meter dash and 17.69 meters in the javelin throw.

Richmond’s indoor track season begins Dec. 8 with the CNU Holiday Open at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

Bethlehem Press’s 2018 male athlete of the year from Liberty, Jaden Vazquez, continues to play football at Fordham University.

Vazquez appeared in eight games as a rookie at linebacker and on special teams with four tackles. Vazquez finished his first season with two tackles in the Rams’ win at Lehigh.

This year, Vazquez had tackles in games against Holy Cross, Colgate, Bryant, and Central Connecticut State University. The Fordham sophomore also had a sack in the game against CCSU.