|Sept. 4||Concordia Invite||Seward, Neb..|
|Sept. 18||Woody Greeno Invite||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Sept. 25||Griak Invitational||St. Paul, Minn.|
|Oct. 9||Briar Cliff Invite||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Oct. 23||Mount Marty Invite||Yankton, S.D.|
|Nov. 6||GPAC Championships||Yankton, S.D.|
|Nov. 20||NAIA National Championships||Vancouver, Wash./Portland, Ore.|
|Travis Besel||So.||Denver, Colo.||Denver Lutheran|
|Beau Billings||Fr.||Valentine, Neb.||Valentine|
|Tyson Billings||Jr.||Valentine, Neb.||Valentine|
|Keegan Bloomfield||Sr.||Blair, Neb.||Blair|
|Caleb Egger||Jr.||Galva, Iowa||Galva-Holstein|
|Daniel Gibson||Fr.||Grand Island, Neb|
|Ricky Gross||Sr.||Riverside, Calif.||John North|
|Joel Heckmann||So.||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|Jared Hoffman||So.||Griswold, Iowa|
|Daniel Klinge||Jr.||Dubuque, Iowa||Home school|
|Aaron Kortze||Sr.||Rockford, Ill.||Rockford Lutheran|
|Andrew Lehenbauer||So.||Lake Ozark, Mo.|
|Colin Morrissey||So.||Omaha, Neb.||Millard South|
|Dana Schmidt||Jr.||Grundy Center, Iowa|
|Steven Schultz||Sr.||Fremont, Neb.||Fremont|
|Scott Schwalenberg||Sr.||Columbus, Neb.||Columbus|
|Matt Trampe||Jr.||Kearney, Neb.||Kearney|
|Tim Von Behren||So.||Falls City, Neb.|
|Alden Wignall||So.||Glenwood, Iowa||Glenwood|
|Emilie Bourret||Sr.||Potter, Neb.||Potter-Dix|
|Toni Hulinsky||Jr.||Bayard, Neb.||Bayard|
|Sarah Kortze||So.||Rockford, Ill.||Home school|
|Dana Kluthe||So.||Scotia, Neb.|
|Katie Lutmer||Sr.||Omaha, Neb.||Westside|
|Alicia Marteney||Sr.||Pawnee City, Neb.||Pawnee City|
|Martha Meineke||Jr.||Denver, Colo.||Denvery Lutheran|
|Anna Meyer||Jr.||Seward, Neb.||Seward|
|Allison Mitchell||Jr.||Aurora, Neb.||Aurora|
|Jena Schwalenberg||So.||Columbus, Neb.|
|Brittany Singleton||So.||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Bethany Sutton||Jr.||Lincoln, Neb.||Lincoln Christian|
Head coach: Kregg Einspahr
Assistant coach:Suzanne Weeder-Einspahr
4 SEP 2010
The Concordia University cross country teams picked up wins Saturday morning at the 2010 Concordia Open held in Seward.
The Bulldog women held off Morningside College to win the meet. Concordia and Morningside are the only two women’s squads from the GPAC to be ranked nationally in the NAIA. Concordia finished with 30 total points, while Morningside was close behind with 35. Wayne State College (82) was third, and Hastings College came in fourth with 110 points. The Concordia alumni team and York College finished fifth and sixth.
The five top finishers for the Concordia women finished in the top 10 overall. Sarah Kortze finished second with a time of 19:34, and Jena Schwalenberg came in fourth at 19:57. Anna Meyer was seventh at 20:10. Alicia Marteney was eighth at 20:19, and Allison Mitchell was ninth with a time of 20:20.
Martha Meineke (20:40) and Brittany Singleton (20:43) finished 13th and 14th, respectively, for the Bulldogs. Emilie Bourret and Dana Kluthe also finished in the top 20 overall for Concordia in the meet.
Concordia’s men finished with 34 points on the day. The CU alumni team came in second with 47 points, and Morningside College was third with 78 points. Wayne State, Hastings College, Midland Lutheran and York College also took part in the meet on the men’s side.
Dana Schmidt finished in third place overall to lead the way for Concordia with a time of 21:13. Tyson Billings came in fifth overall at 21:19, and Matt Trampe was seventh at 21:38. Jon Powell, Aaron Kortze, Adam Prahlow and Beau Billings also finished in the top 20 overall for Concordia.
The Bulldogs travel to Lincoln for the Woody Greeno Invite on September 18 starting at 10 am.
Concordia’s Tyson Billings is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men’s cross country Runner-of-the-Week following his performance in the Concordia Invite this past weekend.
Billings, a senior from Valentine, Nebraska, placed fifth with a time of 21:19 for the Bulldogs. There were 83 total runners in the meet. Concordia, ranked No. 8 in the NAIA, placed first in the meet with a total of 34 points.
Concordia will take part in the Woody Greeno Invite in Lincoln on September 18.
18 SEP 2010
The Concordia University cross country teams finished second at the Woody Greeno Invite on Saturday in Lincoln. The women placed second out of 20 teams, while the men were second out of 21 teams in the meet.
A total of 211 runners competed in the women’s 6k race. Concordia placed five runners in the top 15 overall. Sarah Kortze finished fourth with a time of 23:05 leading the way for the Bulldogs. Jena Schwalenberg was eighth at 23:14, and Alicia Marteney was close behind in ninth at 23:20. Anna Meyer came in 11th with a time of 23:30, and Emilie Bourret was 14th at 23:47. Brittany Singleton was 23rd with a time of 24:03, and Martha Meineke came in 27th at 24:12.
“This was one of our better efforts on this course,” commented head coach Kregg Einspahr. “It’s tough to compare to last year, but our team time today was over four minutes faster than it was two years ago on this course.”
A total of 295 runners competed in the men’s 8k race. Dana Schmidt and Tyson Billings placed in the top 10 overall to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Schmidt was third with a time of 25:33, and Billings came in sixth at 25:55. Matt Trampe finished in 22nd with a time of 26:38, and Jonathan Powell was 26th at 26:48. Beau Billings (26:49) was 28th, and Aaron Kortze placed 42nd and 27:11. Adam Prahlow finished 73rd with a time of 27:51.
Concordia travels to Minnesota for the Griak Invitational on September 25.
Concordia’s Dana Schmidt is this week’s Hauff Mid-America Sports GPAC cross country runner-of-the-week following his performance in the Woody Greeno Invite last weekend.
Schmidt, a junior from Grundy Center, Iowa, placed third in the College Division with an 8K time of 25:33. There were 295 runners in the race at Pioneers Park in Lincoln. Concordia placed second out of 21 teams in the meet.
Concordia travels to Minnesota for the Griak Invitational this weekend.
25 SEP 2010
The Concordia University cross country squads took part in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday in Minnesota. Concordia participated in the Maroon Division II portion of the meet. The Bulldog men finished in third place, while the women placed sixth.
Augustana College (SD) and UW-Parkside finished in front of Concordia in the men’s race. Bulldog junior Dana Schmidt placed fifth overall with a time of 25:41, and senior Tyson Billings was close behind in sixth at 25:42. Beau Billings was 51st overall at 27:10, and Aaron Kortze was 54th at 27:13. Jon Powell came in 55th at 27:14, and Matt Trampe came in 56th in the invite.
“It was a good effort by our guys against good competition on a challenging course,” remarked head coach Kregg Einspahr.
On the women’s side, Sarah Kortze and Jena Schwalenberg finished in the top 30 overall to lead the way for Concordia. Kortze was 23rd with a time of 23:36, while Schwalenberg finished 27th at 23:41. Alicia Marteney was 37th at 23:57, and Brittany Singleton was 64th at 24:21. Emilie Bourret was 70th at 24:25, and Anna Meyer came in 73rd with a time of 24:26.
“There were many ranked teams in this race from both the NAIA and NCAA Division II,” commented Einspahr. “This was a good effort by our women against that kind of competition.”
Dana Schmidt and Sarah Kortze picked up conference honors on Wednesday for their efforts in the Roy Griak Invitational Cross Country Meet this past weekend. Both runners were recipients of the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Runner-of-the-Week award.
This is the second straight week Schmidt has received the conference award. The junior from Grundy Center, Iowa, placed fifth at Saturday’s meet hosted by the University of Minnesota. His time was 25:41 on the 8K course. Schmidt led the Bulldogs to a third place finish out of 21 total teams. The Bulldog men are currently ranked ninth in the NAIA cross country poll.
Kortze, a sophomore from Rockford, Illinois, placed 23rd in the Roy Griak Invite this past weekend. Her time was 23:26 on the 5K course. The Bulldogs are ranked 11th in the latest NAIA cross country ratings.
9 OCT 2010
The Concordia University cross country teams continued to roll with victories at the Briar Cliff Invitational on Saturday. The women placed four runners in the top 10 overall. The men placed four runners in the top 15 overall.
A total of 13 teams and 154 runners took part in the women’s race. Concordia finished with a team score of 42 to run away with the win. Black Hills State came in second with a score of 81, and conference rival Morningside was third with a 93.
Individually, Sarah Kortze placed fourth overall with a time of 17:58.55 on the 5k course. Alicia Marteney was eighth at 18:19.00, and Emilie Bourret was ninth with a time of 18:21.69. Martha Meineke was close behind in 10th at 18:33.70, and Jena Schwalenberg was 11th at 18:34.84. Anna Meyer came in 14th at 18:39.39, and Brittany Singleton was 28th with a time of 19:06.83.
"Our women beat two very good teams in Morningside and Black Hills State," remarked Concordia head coach Kregg Einspahr. "We had one of our best races over the past three years to beat those two excellent teams with a couple of our women having break-through races for us. That would be Martha Meineke and Emilie Bourret. They have been training extremely well and have been gaining confidence to put a good total race together, which they did today."
A total of 15 teams and 162 runners took part in the men’s race. Concordia finished with a score of 51. Black Hills State came in second with a score of 89, and Wayne State College was third with a 98.
Concordia’s Dana Schmidt was the overall champion with a time of 25:03.37 on the 8k course. Colin Morrissey finished in second place with a time of 25:23.45. Aaron Kortze came in 15th at 26:02.63, and Tyson Billings was 16th at 26:05.03. Other finishers for the Bulldogs included Matt Trampe in 24th at 26:19.50, Adam Prahlow in 35th at 26:51.69 and Beau Billings in 40th with a time of 26:57.31.
"Our men struggled a little bit today," noted Einspahr. "Dana Schmidt had a great race, and Colin Morrissey had an outstanding race for his first race of the season coming off of injury. Senior Aaron Kortze had the best race of his career. Our men came out on top of two very underrated and very good teams in Black Hills State and Dakota State."
Concordia travels to the Mount Marty Invite on October 23.
Concordia Women Top Eight Finishers
Sarah Kortze – 4th – 17:58.55
Alicia Marteney – 8th – 18:19.00
Emilie Bourret – 9th – 18:21.69
Martha Meineke – 10th – 18:33.70
Jena Schwalenberg – 11th – 18:34.84
Anna Meyer – 14th – 18:39.39
Brittany Singleton – 28th – 19:06.83
Katie Lutmer – 33rd – 19:14.15
Concordia Men Top Eight Finishers
Dana Schmidt – 1st – 25:03.37
Colin Morrissey – 2nd – 25:23.45
Aaron Kortze – 15th – 26:02.63
Tyson Billings – 16th – 26:05.03
Matt Trampe – 24th – 26:19.50
Adam Prahlow – 35th – 26:51.69
Beau Billings – 40th – 26:57.31
Joel Heckmann – 44th – 27:04.98
Concordia’s Colin Morrissey is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men’s cross country runner-of-the-week.
The junior from Omaha placed second in at the Briar Cliff Invite this past weekend with a time of 25:23 on the 8K course. It was the first race of the year for Morrissey, who had been out all season with an injury.
The Concordia men are ranked No. 8 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
23 OCT 2010
The Concordia University cross country teams took part in the Mount Marty Invite on Saturday in Yankton. The Bulldog men finished first, while the women finished third in the meet.
A total of 23 teams and 208 runners competed in the women’s 5K race. Black Hills State took first place with a score of 72. Augustana College was close behind in second with 79 points, and Concordia was third with 127 points. Northwestern College (132 points) and Morningside College (143 points) rounded out the top five.
Sarah Kortze finished 10th with a time of 18:37 to lead Concordia. Alicia Marteney was 19th at 19:00, and Anna Meyer was 30th at 19:20. Allison Mitchell finished in 31st overall with a time of 19:23, while Emilie Bourret was 37th at 19:27. Martha Meineke was 52nd with a time of 19:58, and Toni Hulinsky was 63rd at 20:12.
A total of 22 teams and 236 runners took part in the men’s 8K run. Concordia finished with a team score of 73. Colorado College was second with a 104, and Black Hills State was third at 113. Wayne State College (145) and Dakota State University (183) rounded out the top five. The Bulldogs placed three in the top 10 overall.
Dana Schmidt finished second with a time of 25:09. Colin Morrissey was fifth with a time of 25:41, and Tyson Billings was seventh at 25:43. Matt Trampe was 23rd with a time of 26:29, and Adam Prahlow was 36th at 26:51. Aaron Kortze was close behind in 38th with a time of 26:53, and Beau Billings was 48th with a time of 27:11.
The GPAC Championships will be held on November 6 in Yankton.
Concordia University’s Dana Schmidt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports men’s cross country runner of the week. It’s the third time this year Schmidt has received the conference honor.
Schmidt, a junior from Grundy Center, Iowa, placed second in the Mount Marty/Graphic Edge Invite this past Saturday. He finished with a time of 25:09 on the 8K course. A total of 22 teams and 236 runners competed in the men’s race. Schmidt was one of three Concordia runners to finish in the top 10 overall as the Bulldogs picked up the victory.
The Concordia cross country teams will compete in the GPAC Championships on November 6 in Yankton.
6 NOV 2010
GPAC Championship Women's Results
The Concordia University cross country teams competed in the 2010 GPAC Championships on Saturday in Yankton. Nebraska Wesleyan won the women’s and men’s team titles, while the Morningside women and the Concordia men claimed the NAIA Qualifier automatic berths.
On the men’s side, Concordia’s Dana Schmidt was the individual champion as Concordia was the team winner in the NAIA Qualifier portion of the meet. Schmidt (Grundy Center, Iowa) won the event with a time of 25:41 on the 8k course. Colin Morrissey (Omaha, Neb.) came in second overall with a time of 25:54. Tyson Billings and Beau Billings (Valentine, Neb.) came in seventh and ninth, respectively, for the Bulldogs. Tyson ran a time of 26:11, and Beau finished with a time of 26:39. Aaron Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) was 17th at 26:58. Adam Prahlow (St. Louis, Mo.) was 19th at 27:03, and Matt Trampe (Kearney, Neb.) was 26th with a time of 27:29.
On the women’s side, Concordia finished third in the NAIA Qualifier portion of the meet. Morningside College and Northwestern College finished in front of the Bulldogs. Sarah Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) finished fourth overall with a time of 18:36 on the 5k course. Alicia Marteney (Pawnee City, Neb.) was sixth at 18:50, and Emilie Bourret was 14th at 19:19. Anna Meyer came in 19th at 19:30, and Allison Mitchell (Aurora, Neb.) was 25th at 19:50. Other finishers for the Bulldogs were Martha Meineke (Denver, Colo.) in 33rd at 20:12 and Toni Hulinsky (Bayard, Neb.) in 35th at 20:15.
The NAIA National Championships will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site in Vancouver, Wash. The Concordia men have already qualified. The Bulldog women will hope for an at-large berth. At-large team berths will be announced by the NAIA next week
The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) has announced the individual and coaching honors for the 2010 season. Dana Schmidt was recognized as the 2010 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Runner-of-the-Year, while a total of five Concordia athletes earned All-Conference recognition.
Sarah Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) and Alicia Marteney (Pawnee City, Neb.) were All-Conference selections on the women’s side. Both Kortze and Marteney qualified individually for the NAIA National Championships to be held on November 20.
Schmidt (Grundy Center, Iowa) headlines the men’s All-Conference team following a first place finish at last weekend’s GPAC Championships. He won the meet with a time of 25:41.11 and helped the Bulldog men secure the automatic bid to the men’s NAIA National Championships. Colin Morrissey (Omaha, Neb.) and Tyson Billings (Valentine, Neb.) also earned All-Conference honors for the Bulldogs. The Concordia men head to Nationals with a No. 8 ranking in the final NAIA Top 25 Poll.
The NAIA has announced the 2010 cross country scholar-athletes. A total of 306 women and 184 men received the award this year. Concordia had three women and six men named as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Allison Mitchell (Aurora, Neb.), Anna Meyer (Seward, Neb.) and Martha Meineke (Northglenn, Colo.) were recognized for the Concordia women. It is the second year in a row that Mitchell has received the award.
On the men’s side, Dana Schmidt (Grundy Center, Iowa), Scott Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.), Adam Birt (Longmont, Colo.), Daniel Klinge (State Center, Iowa), Colin Morrissey (Omaha, Neb.) and Aaron Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) received the honor for the Bulldogs. It’s the second year in a row that Kortze has received the award.
A student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
The Concordia University men finished 20th at the 2010 NAIA National Cross Country Meet held on Saturday in Washington. A total of 32 teams and 326 individuals took part in the men’s race.
Concordia finished with 455 team points. Dana Schmidt (Grundy Center, Iowa) was the top finisher for the Bulldogs. Schmidt finished 24th overall with a time of 25:36. Senior Tyson Billings (Valentine, Neb.) was 49th with a time of 26:10.
Other finishers for the Bulldogs included Colin Morrissey (Omaha, Neb.) in 108th with a time of 27:02 and Matt Trampe (Kearney, Neb.) in 135th with a time of 27:22. Beau Billings (Valentine, Neb.) was 139th at 27:25. Aaron Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) was 163rd at 27:54 and Adam Prahlow (St. Louis, Mo.) was 166th with a time of 27:56.
A total of 331 athletes took part in the women’s race. Alicia Marteney (Pawnee City, Neb.) finished in 99th overall with a time of 19:21. Sarah Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) crossed in 132nd with a time of 19:34.
Concordia University’s Dana Schmidt is a 2010 All-American following his performance at the NAIA National Cross Country Meet this past weekend. It’s the second straight year Schmidt has earned the honor.
Schmidt, a junior from Grundy Center, Iowa, finished 26th overall at the National Meet on Saturday with a time of 25:36. The All-American finish was a fitting end to yet another impressive season for Schmidt.
Dana was named GPAC Runner-of-the-Week three times this season for the Bulldogs. Prior to Nationals, he finished no lower than fifth in any meet this season. Schmidt helped the Bulldogs to first place finishes at the Concordia Open and the Mount Marty Invite.
Schmidt is the 2010 GPAC Champion as well as the 2010 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Runner-of-the-Year. He led his team back to the National Meet, where the Bulldogs placed 20th overall.
Dana is also one of nine Concordia cross country athletes to be named as 2010 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Schmidt’s 2010 Finishes/Awards
Concordia University Open – 3rd Place
Woody Greeno Invite – 3rd Place
Roy Griak Invite – 5th Place
Mount Marty Invite – 2nd Place
GPAC Championships – 1st Place
*GPAC Champion and GPAC Runner-of-the-Year
NAIA National Cross Country Meet – 26th Place
*2010 NAIA All-American