Bulldogs close 2017 with 29 All-America awards

By Jake Knabel on May. 30, 2017 in Track & Field

SEWARD, Neb. – Fifteen Concordia University track and field athletes combined for a total of 29 All-America performances over the course of the 2017 NAIA indoor and outdoor national championships. In Matt Beisel’s first year leading Bulldog track and field, the men’s team placed second at the indoor national championships and fifth at the outdoor national championships. The women turned in respective national finishes of seventh and sixth.

The list of 2017 All-Americans (shown below) includes four individuals that won at least one national title: Cody Boellstorff (weight throw and hammer), Sam Liermann (outdoor shot put), Zach Lurz (indoor shot put) and Lucas Wiechman (heptathlon and outdoor pole vault). Wiechman’s six All-America awards ranked as the most on the team in 2017.

2017 Concordia track and field All-Americans

  • Cody Boellstorff
    -Indoor: weight throw (1st)
    -Outdoor: hammer (1st); discus (8th)
  • Allie Brooks
    -Indoor: pole vault (3rd)
  • McKenzie Gravo
    -Outdoor: pole vault (4th)
  • Philip Kreutzer
    -Outdoor: hammer (5th)
  • Samantha Liermann
    -Indoor: shot put (5th)
    -Outdoor: shot put (1st)
  • Zach Lurz
    -Indoor: shot put (1st); weight throw (3rd)
    -Outdoor: hammer (3rd); shot put (3rd); discus (4th)
  • Nathan Matters
    Indoor: 4x400 meter relay (6th)
  • Sydney Meyer
    -Indoor: weight throw (5th)
    -Outdoor: hammer (5th)
  • CJ Muller
    -Indoor: 600 meters (2nd); 4x400 meter relay (6th)
  • Kali Robb
    -Indoor: weight throw (2nd); shot put (8th)
    -Outdoor: hammer (3rd)
  • Jake Rodgers
    -Indoor: 4x400 meter relay (6th)
  • Adrianna Shaw
    -Indoor: shot put (2nd)
  • Bethany Shaw
    -Outdoor: discus (6th)
  • Tricia Svoboda
    -Outdoor: javelin (5th); discus (5th)
  • Lucas Wiechman
    -Indoor: heptathlon (1st); pole vault (3rd); 60 meter hurdles (5th); 4x400 meter relay (6th)
    -Outdoor: pole vault (1st); 400 meter hurdles (5th)