With their performances at the Jack Christiansen Invite last Saturday, two speedy brothers gave Colorado track and field a good name. Senior Jeremy Dodson, a long-time performer for CU, earned three first place finishes in the 4×100-meter relay, the 100-meter dash (10.15 seconds), and the 200-meter dash (20.92 seconds) respectively. Running alongside Jeremy in the 4×100 race was his sophomore brother Quinton, who also came in third in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. Both athletes also achieved personal records in the 100-meter race and season bests in the 200-meter race.

What’s the story behind these two powerhouses? Both Dodsons are graduates from George Washington High School in Denver, where Jeremy’s 200-meter time was the second fastest nationally. Earning a spot on USA Today’s All-USA Team as well as being named Gatorade’s Colorado Athlete of the Year, Jeremy was an easy recruit to Arkansas in 2006 and a welcome addition to the CU team a year later. Quinton also saw success at George Washington High, having been named to the NCIS All-American Team his junior year and bringing in two school records for the 4×100 and 4×200-meter relay events.

At CU, the brothers have continued to be a part of dynamite relay teams as well as contribute impressive individual performances. The 2010 season is Jeremy’s third for the Buffs, and Saturday’s personal record in the 100-meter race shows that he is far from burnt out. Throughout his collegiate career, Jeremy has earned All-Big 12 honors seven times and All-American honors twice, and he currently boasts the school record for the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.37 seconds (outdoor.) Younger brother Quinton is newer to the collegiate track scene, but will take over as Colorado’s top performer in the 200-meter dash when his brother graduates. In addition, Quinton’s time in the 100-meter dash is only 0.37 seconds behind his brother’s.

The Colorado track and field team races next at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in California on May 1st. As the regular season winds down before the Big 12 Conference Championships in May, Buff fans hope to see some more excitement from the unstoppable Dodson Duo.