Bulldogs conclude 2018 seasons with 11 All-America awards

By Jake Knabel on May. 29, 2018 in Track & Field

SEWARD, Neb. – Six individuals combined for 11 total All-America performances throughout the 2018 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons. The group includes five Bulldogs who reached the podium at last week’s (May 24-26) 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Foremost among these honorees are national champions Samantha Liermann (indoor shot put) and Adrianna Shaw (outdoor discus).

There have now been 56 individual national titles in the history of Concordia University track and field. Liermann just missed out on her third career shot put national title, placing as the runner up in the event last week. Liermann is one of four females in program history to win multiple national championships. The others are Carol Bailey, Stephanie Beberniss and Liz King. Meanwhile, Shaw became the latest in an impressive line of national champion throwers. Assistant coach Ed McLaughlin has mentored 14 throws national titlists since the start of the 2014 track seasons.

In 2018 alone, Jacob Cornelio, Liermann, Johanna Ragland and Shaw each found All-America glory at both the indoor and outdoor national championships. Another stellar throws group accounted for 10 of the 11 Concordia All-America awards over this past year. Additionally, Cody Williams earned an All-America award in the heptathlon at the indoor championships.

2018 Concordia track and field All-Americans

Jacob Cornelio
Indoor weight throw (7th)
Outdoor hammer throw (8th)

Samantha Liermann
Indoor shot put (national champion)
Indoor weight throw (5th)
Outdoor shot put (2nd)

Johanna Ragland
Indoor shot put (7th)
Outdoor hammer throw (8th)

Adrianna Shaw
Indoor shot put (3rd)
Outdoor discus (national champion)

Carley Skorepa
Outdoor discus (5th)

Cody Williams
Indoor heptathlon (7th)