Finishing college career in national race

Chilliwack's Travis Vugteveen has a chance to go out on top when he runs the 1500 metre at NCAA Div II Outdoor Nationals.

Chilliwack track and field star Travis Vugteveen got two pieces of good news this week.

On Monday he was one of 12 Simon Fraser Clansmen to earn All-Region honors for the 2015 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named the recipients, with the top five individuals in each event from each region earning the distinction.

Vugteveen was recognized for his work in the 1500 metre distance.

On Wednesday, SFU confirmed that Vugteveen will compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, taking place May 21-23 in Allendale, MI.

Vugteveen and Clansmen teammate Marc-Antoine Rouleau will run the 1500m as the 10th and 16th ranked runners, respectively.

Vugteveen finished sixth in the mile at indoor nationals.

This will be his last major race, with the Unity Christian grad finishing up his last season of university eligibility.