2019 Men's Track and Field News

  • McGuirk Competed at NCC Gregory Final Qualifier on Thursday
    May 16, 2019
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) from the University of Dallas men's track and field team competed on Thursday evening for one last push at making Nationals in the 400 Meters Hurdles race at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier hosted by North Central College. McGuirk unfortunately came up short of his end result after he finished with a time of 57.97, but the senior will have one more year of eligibility next season to get another shot at Nationals.
  • McGuirk Set to Compete at NCC Gregory Final Qualifier in Last Chance Meet
    May 15, 2019
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) from the University of Dallas men’s track and field team is set to compete at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier on Thursday in a Last Chance Meet. McGuirk will compete in the 400 Meters Hurdles race, where he currently is ranked seventh in the Division III South/SE Region. He is also ranked 53rd nationally where the top 20 times in an event qualify for Nationals, which will be held at Geneva, Ohio, on May 23-25.
  • 2019 Athletics Banquet held on Sunday
    May 05, 2019
    IRVING, Texas – The University of Dallas athletics department celebrated its sixth annual end of the year banquet on Sunday, May 5, at the Hagger University Center. Each coach from the 15 NCAA affiliated programs took a moment to speak on behalf of their program, as well as recognize those that received postseason achievements highlighted by each team’s Most Valuable Player (Listed at bottom).
  • McGuirk Competed at McMurry's War Hawk Classic on Saturday
    May 04, 2019
    ABILENE, Texas - Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) from the University of Dallas men's track and field team competed on Saturday, May 4, at the War Hawk Classic hosted by McMurry University.
  • McGuirk Takes Home Gold Medal in Men's 400-Meter Hurdles; Garners School Record In 5th Straight Competition
    April 27, 2019
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team wrapped up the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships hosted by Trinity University on Saturday. Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) secured the men’s first gold medal in three seasons after he broke his own school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.84. This mark helped Dallas gain 10 points on the final day of competition. McGuirk became just the second men’s track athlete in school history to secure a gold medal in the conference championships. Prince Giadolor was the other UD athlete to garner a first-place finish in 2016 after he won the 100-meter dash.
  • USCAA Track & Field Player of the Week Honors Return to McGuirk & Wilgenbusch
    April 16, 2019
    NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Dallas track and field team had a pair of runners tabbed United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Player of the Week for the second time this season and this month. It was the same duo as before, with Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) on the men's side and Anna Wilgenbusch (St. Paul, Minn.) on the women's team. 
  • McGuirk Sets School Record in 400 Hurdles Race at East Texas Invitational
    April 13, 2019
    COMMERCE, Texas - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team competed at the East Texas Invitational hosted by Texas A&M Commerce on Friday. Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) set a school record and a new Personal Record (PR) in the 400 hurdles with a time of 56.41 which was good enough for eighth place.
  • Track & Field East Texas Invite Moved to Thursday and Friday
    April 10, 2019
    COMMERCE, Texas - Due to inclement weather in the forecast on Saturday, Texas A&M University-Commerce announced this morning it has rescheduled the East Texas Invitational track and field meet to Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12.
  • Pair of Runners from Track and Field Notch USCAA Weekly Honors
    April 03, 2019
    Two Crusaders with one from the University of Dallas men's track and field team and one from women's track and field earned United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Player of the Week Selections for their performances from the week of April 2. 
  • McGuirk Breaks 400 Meter Hurdles School Record in Third Straight Meet; Shaves Off 0.63 Seconds on Saturday
    March 30, 2019
    MAGNOLIA, Ark. - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team competed at the Dan Veach Invitational on Saturday. Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) broke a school record in the 400 meter hurdles for the third straight meet and fourth time in his career. McGuirk shaved off 0.63 seconds for a time of 57.61 as he finished in third. McGuirk also set a Personal Record (PR) in the 110 hurdles finishing with a run of 17.24 for a fourth-place finish.  
  • McGuirk Sets New School Record in 400 Meter Hurdles at TLU D3 Challenge on Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    SEGUIN, Texas - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team competed at the TLU D3 Challenge in Seguin, Texas on Saturday. Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) notched a Personal Record (PR) and set a new school record in the 400 meter hurdles after finishing in fifth place with a 58.24 mark. His previous record was a 58.66 set at the Marc Randle Classic earlier this spring. This is the second time McGuirk has bettered his school record this season. Thomas DePetris (Houston, Texas) also set a PR in the 800 meter race finishing seventh with a time of 2:03.83.
  • McGuirk PR's to Break Own 400-Meter Hurdles Record at Marc Randle Classic
    March 01, 2019
    BULLARD, Texas - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team competed at the Marc Randle Classic hosted by UT-Tyler on Friday. Kevin McGuirk (Front Royal, Va.) broke the school record in the 400-Meter Hurdles for the second time in two seasons. McGuirk posted a personal record (PR) time of 58.66 seconds. His previous record was a 59.69 mark at the Dan Veach Invitational in Magnolia, Arkansas on March 31, 2018.
  • Crusaders Open up Season at HSU Early Season Invite; McGuirk Notches Personal-Best in Javelin Throw
    February 23, 2019
    ABILENE, Texas - The University of Dallas men’s track and field team began the 2019 season at the HSU Early Season Invite on Saturday (Feb. 23). Odd conditions on the day with 30 mph wind gusts and temperatures in the high 40s made for a challenging day. McGurik PR'd in javelin throw after four-meter improvement.
  • Crusaders Unveil 2019 Schedule; Begin February 23rd
    February 12, 2019
    IRVING, Texas - The University of Dallas track and field has finalized its 2019 schedule. Fifth-year head coach Matt Barber will lead the Crusaders in six competitions this spring. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships will be held this year at Trinity University April 26th-27th. The men’s and women’s teams will both compete in the same competitions this season.