DUBUQUE, IOWA – The University of Dubuque Track and Field had two student-athletes chosen to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Corey Broussard (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha South) will run in the 100m Dash while Christopher Watson (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) will participate in the High Jump. The championships will begin on Thursday, May 23rd and continue until Saturday, May 25th inside Roger Harring Stadium at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex on the campus of UW-La Crosse. Both Spartans will compete on Friday, May 24th.
Broussard, a freshman, qualified 18th in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 10.73 at the Iowa Conference Championships and at the UW-L Last Chance Meet, his two most recent races. Broussard has finished 1st in the 100m Dash four times during the Outdoor Season including wins at the Wartburg Select, Univ. of Dubuque Open, Loras Open, and IIAC Championships. Broussard's time currently ranks sixth all-time at UD.
The 100m Dash Prelims are scheduled to start at 6:50 pm on Friday, May 24th. Broussard will run in Heat #3 - Lane #4. The Finals for the 100m Dash will be run on Saturday, May 25th at 4:10 pm. A total of 20 runners will be competing for the title of the Fastest Man in DIII. A heat victory or one of the next six fastest times would earn Boussard a place in the Finals and All-American status.
Watson, a sophomore, qualified 19th in the High Jump with a top height of 6’ 8.0” (2.03m) at the Univ. of Dubuque Open and matched his past weekend at the UW-La Crosse Last Chance Meet. Watson was one of only two Division III jumpers to clear 6’ 8.0” at UW-L and finished second overall after tie breakers. Watson currently sits fourth all-time at UD in the High Jump and owns top jump since 2001.
The High Jump will start at 5:45 pm on Friday, May 25th. There will be 20 participants in the High Jump with the champion being crowned on Friday.
Live video of the Championships will be available at: NCAA VIDEO