Colorado To Honor Its Four Olympians At Football Game
BOULDER — University of Colorado will honor its four Olympians who competed on the cross country and track & field teams this Saturday, September 18, during halftime of the Minnesota vs. Colorado football game at Folsom Field, which is slated for an 11 a.m. start.
Emma Coburn, a three-time Olympian, competed at her third Olympic Games in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was joined in Tokyo by Val Constien, a 2019 graduate, who made her first Olympic team in the steeplechase.
Another first-time Olympian on the track for the Buffs was Joe Klecker. The 2020 graduate made the Olympic team in the 10,000-meter run.
Morgan Pearson was a member of the cross country and track & field teams, but qualified for the Olympics in the triathlon. Pearson started competing in the triathlon shortly after graduation and was the only one of the four to medal in Tokyo, anchoring the mixed relay to a silver medal.
In addition to the four Olympians, the CU Athletic department will welcome back more than 200 former athletes for the 2021 CU Track & Field and Cross Country reunion, which will run Friday, September 17-Sunday, September 19.
Friday's events include a golf tournament, tour of the athletic facilities and luncheon and a welcome event on Friday evening. Saturday's action will start at the football game where the former athletes will be able to mingle at Ralphie's Corral before cheering on the Buffs at 11 a.m. in Folsom. Former members and their families will come together for a dinner hosted by the Alumni C Club following the game.