Dobratz’s Decathlon Mark Leads to First Career IIAC Honor
Apr 20, 2015
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Tyler Dobratz, one of the best multi-purpose athletes in UD history, flew solo on Saturday as he placed second in the decathlon with 6071 points at the Augustana College Meet of Champions to capture his first Iowa Conference Track and Field Performer of the Week award.
The Edgerton, Wis. native was the lone Spartan competitor at Augustana, but he made his presence known after securing the 12th best decathlon mark in the nation in his first decathlon competition of the year. His mark of 6071 points is second best in UD history behind his school record of 6155 points set in 2014.
The 2015 Iowa Conference Heptathlon champion and defending Iowa Conference Decathlon champion currently leads the IIAC by over 400 points as he finished second to an unattached competitor at Augustana.
Dobratz, a four-time All-IIAC track performer, placed in his second outdoor meet of the year after competing in six events last week at UW-Platteville. He holds two school track records and was a four-year member of the University of Dubuque football team as a tight end. Dobratz caught 40 passes in his career and is a three-time Academic All-IIAC recipient.
The senior majors in health, physical education, and recreation.
Dobratz looks to rejoin the other Spartans at the Loras Open this Saturday, April 25 and/or the UD Spartan Outdoor Invite on Friday, May 1st.