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Valcin Chosen IIAC Performer of the Week

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Posted Jan 27, 2014

Rick Valcin: Iowa Conference Track & Field Performer of the Week.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that Simpson basketball player Morgan Terpstra and Central basketball player Matt Greenfield have been named IIAC Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, January 26, 2014. The Conference also announced Performers of the Week in seven winter sports.

University of Dubuque pole vaulter Rick Valcin (Catries, St. Lucia/Gros Islet) 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. 

Valcin won his first pole vault competition in the Blue and White to start the season at the Wartburg Relays on January 10th. With his win at Nebraska Wesleyan he has won 2 of 3 pole vault competitions this season. He picked up victories at Wartburg in the 60m Dash and ran the third leg of the Spartans first place 1,600m Sprint Medley Relay team. He also finished third in the Men's 60m Dash at NWU with a time of 7.05 seconds, the 40th best time in Division-III and tied for fifth all-time at UD. His 60m Dash time is also the fastest 60m time in the Iowa Conference.

The complete list of IIAC Performers of the Week can be found at: IIAC Honors

UP NEXT: The Spartans return to the track on Saturday, February 1st at the Hilltop Invitational at Cornell College. 

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