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Men's Track and Field

Spartan Assistant Dvorak, Coaches in the Caribbean

Aug 20, 2012
The St. Lucia Athletics Association and Pole Vault St. Lucia welcome to their shores Peter Dvorak, a assistant track and field coach from the University of Dubuque.

UD to Host Track and Field Coaches Academy

Sep 26, 2012
The University of Dubuque will be hosting a Track and Field Coaches Academy on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Top college and high school coaches from around the tri-states will be featured speakers throughout the day.

#31-Ranked Spartans Begin Indoor Season

Jan 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque men's and women's track teams will be hosting their first indoor meet of the year on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on the A.Y. McDonald Track.

Spartan Men finish 2nd at Sol Butler Classic.

Jan 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams set four school records in their first meet of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Sol Butler Classic. The women's team accounted for three of those records in route to a third place finish with 84 points. The men's team set one school record and finished in second with 125 points.

Galvin Earns IIAC Performer of the Week

Jan 14, 2013
University of Dubuque freshman Tyrone Galvin (Madison, Wis./Madison East) was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track and Field (Track) Performer of the Week.

Spartans to Take Part in UCS National Pole Vault Summit

Jan 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque's pole vault coach Peter Dvorak will be attending the 2013 UCS National Pole Summit in Reno, Nev. on Jan. 17-19 with student-athletes: Brenda Breimon, Kashden Nelson, and Ben Clark.

Sprinters Lead Spartans at UW-W

Jan 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams put on an impressive show at the Karl Schlender Invitational on Saturday. The women's team finished second (of 11 teams) with 87 points. The men finished third (of 12 teams) with 75.5 points.

Jones Named IIAC Track Performer of the Week

Jan 21, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Phillip Jones was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track and Field (Track) Performer of the Week.

Spartans Ranked #3 by USTFCCCA

Jan 23, 2013
The UD Track and Field teams each found themselves in the Top 5 of the USTFCCCA Week #1 Central Region rankings. The Spartan women are currently fifth with 146.05 team points. The UD men's team is third in the region with 317.32 team points and rank 31st in the national poll.

Jamison Honored by Iowa Conference

Feb 11, 2013
University of Dubuque freshman Kevin Jamison (Hillside, Ill./Proviso West) was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track and Field (Field) Performer of the Week.

Spartans Track & Field Competes at UW Red and White Open

Feb 15, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams competed in the Wisconsin Red and White Open on Friday, February 15. The Spartans men’s team won three events while the women’s team had two second place finishes.

Broussard Earns IIAC Track Performer of the Week

Feb 18, 2013
University of Dubuque freshman Corey Broussard was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track and Field (Track) Performer of the Week. Broussard won the 60m Dash at the University of Wisconsin Red and White Open

2013 IIAC Indoor Track Championships

Feb 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque will be hosting the 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 23-24 on the A. Y. McDonald Track in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center.

Spartan Men Place Third at IIAC Championships

Feb 25, 2013
The University of Dubuque men’s team finished with an all-time UD best 107 points in route to a third place finish. The Dubuque women’s team scored 38.5 points and finished in sixth place, the best finish in school history. The Wartburg College women and Central College men took home the team titles. The IIAC Indoor Championships began in 2003.

Spartans Run Away with UD Open

Apr 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque 2013 UD Open Final Results. The Spartans dominated the men's competition by winning the meet by over 100 points!

Spartans Selected for Drake Relays

Apr 23, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track & Field program will be represented at the 2013 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. On the women’s side, the 4x100 and 4x200 Relay teams will be completing. The Men’s 4x200 team will also be taking part in the 104th edition of America’s Athletic Classic. Nearly 8,000 track and field athletes will be competing in 111 events over the course of six days.

Spartans Dominate Men’s 100m Dash

Apr 27, 2013
The University of Dubuque Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams competed at the Loras Open on Saturday. UD finished 1-2-3 in the Men’s 100m Dash with Corey Broussard winning. The women’s 4x200m Relay team took second place. No team scores were recorded.

Track & Field at IIAC Outdoor Championships

May 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams will be competing at the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. The Spartans will not have to travel far for the IIAC Championships with Loras hosting this year. During the 2013 Indoor Championships, the men's team finished in third place while the women's team tied for sixth.

Three School Records Fall at IIAC Championships

May 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the first day of the 2013 Iowa Conference Championships with four student-athletes earning all-conference honors and setting three new school records. The UD men's team is in third place with 45.50 points while the Spartan women are in fifth with 19 points. The action continues on Saturday morning at Loras College with field events at 10:00 am.

Spartans Claim Two IIAC Titles, 14 Named All-IIAC

May 13, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams finished the 2013 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships with 17 Spartans earning all-conference honors including Men’s 100m Dash Champion Corey Broussard and the Men’s 4x100m Relay team also taking first place. Head Coach Chad Gunnelson was named Men’s Co-Coach of the Year. The Spartans men’s team finished fourth overall with 117 points. The UD women’s team took sixth place with 50 points.

Spartans Compete at Last Chance Meets

May 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field teams looked to finish the season on a high note with school records and national championship qualifying performances in their last races of the season. The Spartans traveled to UW-La Crosse on Thursday, May 16th for the UWL Last Chance Meet and the finished the regular season on Friday, May 17th at the North Central College Last Chance Meet. The UD women set two school records while the men posted two NCAA DIII Championships qualifying performances.

Broussard and Watson Headed to Outdoor Track Championships

May 19, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track and Field had two student-athletes chosen to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Corey Broussard will run in the 100m Dash while Christopher Watson will participate in the High Jump. The championships will begin on Thursday, May 23rd and continue until Saturday, May 25th on the campus of UW-La Crosse. Both Spartans will compete on Friday, May 24th.

NCAA DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships Results

May 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque Track & Field teams concluded the 2013 outdoor season with two qualifiers in the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships on Friday afternoon. On the track, Corey Broussard (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha South) finished with a time of 10.94 seconds in the 100m Dash. In field events, Christopher Watson (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) completed his day with a final High Jump height of 6’-4.75” (1.95m).

Dobratz and Zurbuchen Named Track & Field Academic All-District

May 30, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed three Track & Field student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-District (District #8) First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their performance in the classroom and on the track. To be selected the student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a sophomore or above. Spartans selected were Ashley Barwick, Tyler Dobratz, and Evan Zurbuchen.

UD to Host 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic

Oct 10, 2013
The University of Dubuque is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2013 Track & Field Coaches Clinic. The one day clinic will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2013 with registration beginning at 9:00 am. The first of the days four clinics begins at 9:45 am. Top college and high school coaches from throughout the midwest will speak throughout the day.

UD Track & Field Academy

Oct 10, 2013
Join the University of Dubuque Track & Field coaching staff, along with other area college and high school coaches for event specific training and development. The three week academy is designed to provide the participant with a great experience, and prepare you for a successful track and field season. The academy begins on January 12th.

Spartans Track Starts Strong at Wartburg Relays

Jan 10, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men'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 110 points. UD won five events with Rick Valcin setting a school record in the Pole Vault at 4.70m/15' 4". The Dubuque women finished in Second Place with 94 points.

Zurbuchen Wins 55m Hurdles at Sol Butler Classic

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track and Field team put together a strong performance in the field events with 43 total points coming in the six field events. Senior Evan Zurbuchen won the 55m Hurdles for the lone UD men's victory. The Dubuque men finished in fourth place of six teams with 85 points.

Valcin Vaults to Top of Division III

Jan 25, 2014
The University of Dubuque Track & Field team was busy competing in two meets over the weekend. The Spartans began the weekend with a Friday night meet at the Prairie Wolf Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. UD then competed in the Monmouth Midwest Invitational on Saturday. Rick Valcin vaulted his way to the top of the D-III performance list on Friday night with a final clearance heigth of 4.95m (16' 2.75") in the pole vault.

Valcin Chosen IIAC Performer of the Week

Jan 27, 2014
University of Dubuque pole vaulter Rick Valcin was named IIAC Men's Indoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. Valcin vaulted himself into the number one spot on the Division-III performance list in the pole vault by clearing 4.95m (16' 2.75") at the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational at Nebraska Wesleyan. The junior vaulter broke his own school record by 9.75" at Nebraska Wesleyan, home of the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.

Men's Track Finishes Second at Cornell

Feb 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team won two events on Saturday at the Hilltop Invitational on the campus of Cornell College. Included in the wins was Rick Valcin's performance in Pole Vault, which places him atop the NCAA Division-III performance list. Kebba Bojang earned the victory in the Triple Jump as UD finished 1-2-4 in the event. UD finished in second place as a team.

Valcin Wins Pole Vault for 4th Time

Feb 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team won three events at the Grinnell College Invitational on Saturday. UD won the pole vault, high jump, and 4x200m Relay. Rick Valcin won the pole vault for the fourth time in five meets this season. The Spartans finished in second place as a team with 87 points.

Valcin Does it Again

Feb 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team made the short trip across the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge for the 2014 UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday. The Spartans Rick Valcin won the pole vault for the fifth team in six tries this season. There were no team scores.

Spartans Finish Second at Home Meet

Feb 21, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track team hosted the 2014 UD Spartan Invite in the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center on Friday night. The Spartans won five events and were runner up in four more. UD also set two school records and tied a facility record. Dubuque took second as a team with 155 points.

Spartans Place 11 on All-IIAC Team

Mar 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team finished in fourth place with 98.5 team points at the 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Championships. The Spartans had a school record 11 individuals earn All-IIAC while also winning two events. UD dominated the pole vault on Friday afternoon with Rick Valcin winning and Nicholas Kazmierczak finishing second. The Dubuque 4x800m Relay team set a new school record.

Valcin Increases Division-III Best Pole Vault Height

Mar 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men's Track & Field team competed at the UW-Platteville Final Qualifying Meet on Friday night in hopes in securing a spot in the up coming Division-III NCAA Indoor Championships. The Spartans won one event and set one school record. No team scores were recorded.

Valcin Qualifies for NCAA Division-III Indoor Track Championships

Mar 10, 2014
University of Dubuque junior Rick Valcin was announced as 1 of 15 individuals who will complete in the Men's Pole Vault at the upcoming NCAA Division-III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Valcin enters the championships ranked first with a mark of 5.10m (16' - 8.75"), 5.5" ahead of second place. The pole vault will take place on Friday, March 14th beginning at 11:00 am.

Spartans Lockington Honored by USTFCCCA

Mar 12, 2014
University of Dubuque Track & Field Graduate Assistant Coach Patrick Lockington was named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division-III Central Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year. A first year assistant, Lockington made an immediate impact for UD as the pole vault and high jump coach. Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA members.

Valcin Earns All-American Honors

Mar 14, 2014
University of Dubuque Spartan junior Rick Valcin earned All-American honors in the Pole Vault at the 2014 NCAA Division-III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Valcin finished in second place due to tiebreaker rules after Valcin, Michael Bennett of the Univ. of Chicago, and Rob Rohe of UW-La Crosse all failed to clear 4.95m. As a result of all three competitors missing, the winner was decided by misses. Bennett earned the title of national champion having not missed before the final round. Valcin took second with one miss and Rohe came in third with two failed attempts. Valcin's height of 4.90m (16' - 0.75") was his fourth highest final jump of the year.

Iowa Conference Honors Valcin as Performer of the Week

Apr 7, 2014
University of Dubuque junior Rick Valcin (Catries, St. Lucia/Gros Islet) was named Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Field) Performer of the Week. Valcin won the pole vault at the Wartburg Outdoor Select Meet with a school record mark of 5.0m (16'-4.75"). After one week of competition he leads Division-III by 3.5 inches.

Valcin Wins Second Straight IIAC Track Performer of the Week Honors

Apr 14, 2014
University of Dubuque vaulter Rick Valcin earned his second straight Men's Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week award. Valcin won the pole vault at the UW-P Invite by clearing 16'-2.0" on his first attempt. He is undefeated during the outdoor season having won last week at the Wartburg Select where set posted a Division-III best height of 16'-4.75".