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Spartans Among 148 Track & Field All-Academic Teams

Jul 23, 2013
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced Tuesday. the 2013 Division III All-Academic Track & Field teams. The University of Dubuque was one of 148 institutions earned the distinction as a result of earning a cumulative team GPA of 3.10 or higher.

Spartans Set to Host Solomon W. Butler Classic

Jan 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track and Field program is set to host the 2014 Sol Butler Classic on Saturday, January 18th inside the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track. Teams scheduled to complete against the Spartans are: Augustana, Coe, Cornell, Loras, and Monmouth. Field events begin at 10:00 am with Track events starting at 11:00 am.

UD Hurdlers Named IIAC Performers of the Week

Jan 20, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field program swept the Iowa Conference Track & Field (Track) Performer of the Week awards with Evan Zurbuchen and Taylor Cary earning the honor. Zurbuchen and Cary each won the 55m Hurdles at the Sol Butler Classic. Men's Basketball player Andre Norris was named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week/Men's Basketball Performer of the Week.

Spartans Set for Iowa Conference Indoor Championships

Feb 28, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams are set to compete in the 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Championships on the campus of Luther College. The championships are set to begin on Friday, February 28th with the Heptathlon and Pentathlon at 10:0 am. Field Events begin at 11:00 am with the Pole Vault. Track Events get started with the Women's 5,000m Run at 6:00 pm. Action continues on Saturday, March 1st at 9:00 am.

Spartans at Wartburg Select

Apr 5, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track and Field team set four school records in their first meet of the Outdoor Season at the Wartburg Select on Saturday. The UD men earned wins in a pair of field events with Rick Valcin winning the Pole Vault and Jeremy Lawson winning the Javelin. The UD women finished in eighth while the men took sixth.

Spartans Compete at USTFCCCA Meet of the Week

Apr 12, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams made the short trip across the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge on Saturday morning for the UW-Platteville Invitational. The UW-P Invite was named the USTFCCCA Meet of the Week because of the high level of competition that was scheduled to participate. The women's team was pushed to their best, setting three school records. The UD men brought home two first place finishes.

Spartans Sweep Good Friday Open

Apr 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque track and field teams hosted the 2014 University of Dubuque Good Friday Open on April 18. The Spartans claimed both the women's and men's team titles in near ideal conditions on the Douglas J. Miller track in Dubuque. The women won the meet with 164 points while the men cruised to a first place showing by finishing with 185 points.

Spartans to Compete at Drake Relays

Apr 24, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field program will be well represented at the 2014 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The UD women's 4x100m and 4x200m Relays teams were selected while the men's 4x100m Relay team will also compete. Spartans pole vaulter Rick Valcin will also compete. Nearly 8,000 track and field athletes will be competing in 111 events over the course of five days of competition beginning on Wednesday, April 23rd and ending Sunday, April 29th.

School Records Set at Drake Relays

Apr 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field program set one school record and tied another on Friday at the 2014 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The Spartans Women's 4x200m Relay team broke the 2013 record also set at Drake by 1.82 seconds. Rick Valcin tied his own school record by clearing 16'-4.75".

UD Relays Excel at Dr. Tucker Open

Apr 26, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams have been busy over the last two days competing in the Drake Relays on Friday and the Dr. Tucker Open on Saturday. UD women's relay teams brought home two first place finishes including a school record in the 4x400m. Evan Zurbuchen won the Men's 110m Hurdles.

Spartans Track & Field Continues to Improve at Monmouth

May 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams continued their upward trend of success in the outdoor season with numerous personal best performances and three school records at the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Invitational. The Spartans Brenda Breimon, Katelyn Herbig, and Conner Hirt all broke their own school records on Saturday. The UD men finished third of 11 teams while the women took fifth of 11 teams.

2014 IIAC Track and Field Championships

May 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque track and field teams will compete in the 2014 Iowa Conference Championships this week, May 8-10. Luther College is this year's host school.

UD's Dobratz Wins Decathlon at Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships

May 9, 2014
University of Dubuque's Tyler Dobratz captured the men's decathlon title at the Iowa Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school record 6,155 points on Friday afternoon at Carlson Stadium on the campus of Luther College. Dobratz won by 142 points behind first place finishes in the shot put and discus. Nickolette McKenzie earned All-IIAC honors with a runner-up finish in the long jump.

Spartans Claim Six Individual Titles, 18 All-IIAC Performances

May 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams claimed six individual titles and earned 18 All-Iowa Conference performances at the 2014 IIAC Outdoor Track Championships at Luther College. In addition, the Spartans set six new school records. Rick Valcin won two events and earned All-IIAC in four events. Nickolette McKenzie won the women's triple jump and was all-conference in four events. The UD men finished in fourth place with 121 points while the women were fifth with 79 points.

Spartans Qualify Four for NCAA Outdoor Track Championships

May 22, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track and Field program qualified four student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. UD qualifiers are Kebba Bojang, Nickolette McKenzie, Rick Valcin, and Evan Zurbuchen. Valcin (Pole Vault) and Zurbuchen (400m Hurdles - Prelims) will compete on Thursday, May 22nd. Bojang and McKenzie will each compete in the triple jump on Saturday, May 24th.

Valcin Wins Pole Vault Championship

May 24, 2014
University of Dubuque student-athlete Rick Valcin won the schools first NCAA Division-III Outdoor Track & Field individual national championship by claiming first place in the pole vault on Thursday afternoon. Valcin cleared 5.15m (16'-10.75") in a jump off to win the title. The final two competitors were a rematch of the 2014 Indoor Track Championships where Michael Bennett of the University of Chicago won the matchup on misses. The Spartans junior upped his own school record by six inches in addition to claiming All-American honors.