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Women's Track and Field

UD Women's Track Place 2nd at Wartburg Relays

Jan 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track and Field team opened the 2014 season at the Wartburg Relays on Friday night. The Spartans took second place (of 5 teams) with a total of 94 points. UD won four events while setting a school record in the 1,600M Sprint Medley. The Spartan men also finished in second place with 110 points.

Breimon and Herbig Set School Records at Sol Butler Classic

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track and Field team set a pair of school records at the 2014 Sol Butler Classic. The Spartans also picked up an individual win and relay victory on Saturday on the A.Y. McDonald Indoor Track inside Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center. The UD women finished third of six teams.

Spartans Pull Double Duty on the Track

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans spent Friday at the Prairie Wolf Invitational, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed on Saturday at the Monmouth Midwest Invitational. Taylor Cary broke her own school record in the 60m Hurdles.

Spartans Set a Pair of School Records at Cornell

Feb 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team set two school records on Saturday. Each of the records set were improvements on records set this year. Taylor Cary lowered her 60m Hurdles record to 9.45 seconds while Brenda Breimon raised her Pole Vault record to 3.35m (10' 11.75"). The UD women also won two individual events. As a team, the Spartans finished in fourth place.

School Records by Breimon and Cary Spark Spartans

Feb 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team once again broke two school records on Saturday at the Grinell College Invitational. The two records had stood for exactly one week as Brenda Breimon and Taylor Cary each broke their own records set last week at Cornell. UD finished sixth as a team.

Herbig Wins Weight Throw with School Record Toss

Feb 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team competed at the 2014 UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday. The Spartans won two events and finished second in two others. The highlight of the day came when Katelyn Herbig won the weight throw with school record toss of 15.34m (50' 4.0").

UD Women Win the UD Spartan Invite

Feb 21, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track team defended its home turf on Friday night with a win at the 2014 UD Spartan Invite. The UD women finished with 176 team points. The Spartans had seven wins and six second place finishes. Brenda Breimon, Rachael Busjahn, and Nickolette McKenzie all set new school records.

Spartans Make History at IIAC Championships

Mar 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team made history at the 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Championships with a third place finish, the best indoor finish in school history. The Spartans also claimed its first event winner with Nickolette McKenzie victories in the long jump and triple jump. In total, UD earned ten All-IIAC honors and set six new school records. UD also raised the bar with a school record 90 team points.

Spartan Women Set Three School Records at UW-Platteville

Mar 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque Women's Track & Field team continued to rewrite the UD Record Book on Friday night at the UW-Platteville Final Qualifying Meet. Rachael Busjahn, Nicole Forson, and Nickolette McKenzie all set new school records. No team scores were recorded.

IIAC Performer of the Week Honors for McKenzie

Apr 21, 2014
University of Dubuque junior Nickolette McKenzie was named Women's Outdoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. McKenzie won the triple jump and long jump at the UD Good Friday Open. Her winning leap of 11.17m (36'-7.75") in the triple jump ranks 33rd in Division-III and leads the Iowa Conference.

McKenzie Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

Jul 24, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's track and field team was honored by the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), today with Nickolette McKenzie (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Fremd) being named by the association as All-Academic. Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 416 women from 126 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

UD's Women's Track and Field Named USTCCA All-Academic

Jul 24, 2014
The Scholar Team of the Year and All-Academic Team honors for the 2013-14 Division III Track & Field Season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Spartan women's track and field team finished with a cumulative grade point average of 3.18 as a team in 2014.

Jump Around! McKenzie Leaps Her Way to IIAC Player of the Week Award

Dec 10, 2014
The 2014 IIAC (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) outdoor triple jump and long jump champion, Nikki McKenzie, picked up right where she left off after winning both events at the inaugural Spartan-Duhawk Dual meet last Friday.

Solid Start for Women’s Track & Field at Solomon W. Butler Classic

Jan 17, 2015
The University of Dubuque women’s track & field team saw a number of Top-10 performances amidst a seventh-place finish in their second home meet of the season, the Solomon W. Butler Classic.

Gargus Wins as Spartans Improve at Monmouth

Jan 24, 2015
Jordyn Gargus' high jump victory highlighted the University of Dubuque women's track team's trip to the Monmouth Invitational on Saturday in their third indoor meet of the year.

Throwers Power Spartan Women’s Track and Field to First Title

Jan 31, 2015
Led by Nicole Forson’s victory in the women’s weight throw, the University of Dubuque women’s track and field throwers captured three of the Top-5 performances in both throwing events to lead UD to the Cornell Hilltop Invite title on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans (131 points) beat out four other teams by 18 points, including the lone Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) foe, Simpson College, who finished third with 98 points.

Ortiz Sets School Record in First Career Mile Win

Feb 14, 2015
Fabiola Ortiz added to her growing list of UD accolades after blazing to a 5:18.70 mile , a University of Dubuque Women’s Track record, at the UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday.

School Records Pile Up for Ortiz in Final Tuneup Before IIAC Championships

Feb 21, 2015
Sophomore Fabiola Ortiz keeps her streak alive after setting her third-straight UD school record with a pair of runner-up finishes in the 800 meters and the 4x400-meter relay to lead the University of Dubuque women’s track and field team to a fifth-place finish.

McKenzie Ready to Defend Her Titles as Spartans Take On IIAC Championships

Feb 26, 2015
Senior Nikki McKenzie seeks back-to-back Iowa Conference titles in the long and triple jump as the University of Dubuque women’s track and field team looks to improve on last year’s third place finish. Meet Information attached.