Essential members of the 2015 national championship team, Cody Boellstorff and Zach Lurz have been named State College Male Co-Athletes of the Year by the Lincoln Journal Star. They own a combined 25 All-America awards.
Sam Liermann and CJ Muller are the fourth and fifth Concordia student-athletes to be named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2016-17. Both athletes represent Concordia track and field.
A fourth full-time coach has been added to head coach Matt Beisel's track and field staff. The Bulldogs welcome Wayne Earney, formerly of the University of Sioux Falls, to the athletic department.
For their efforts this outdoor season, Zach Lurz and Ed McLaughlin have been tabbed national award winners by the USTFCCCA. Both honorees have been recognized in the past for the same accolades.
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. The Bulldogs won six individual national titles in 2017.
A trio of Bulldogs from the powerhouse Concordia University track and field programs have been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their work in the classroom and in athletics.
For the fifth year in a row, the Concordia women's track and field program is the national leader for number of NAIA Scholar-Athletes. A total of 19 Bulldogs were named 2017 Scholar-Athletes.
Lucas Wiechman came through with Concordia's third individual national title of the weekend, helping the Bulldog men to a fifth-place team finish. Meanwhile, the women placed sixth at the national championship meet.
Thanks to three more All-America claims, including Sam Liermann's shot put title, Concordia will take national leads into the final day of the outdoor championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Cody Boellstorff did it again while leading another big time group of throwers on day one of the 2017 outdoor national championships. The Bulldogs will enter day two with national leads on both sides.
It would be difficult to find an athlete with a more impressive résumé than senior Zach Lurz. Says Lurz, "I’m sure I’ll look back in five years and think that this was amazing." Lurz has four national titles to his credit.
For Concordia, ending a school wide team national championship drought that carried on until May 2015 took the collaboration of a special group of people. It’s this year’s senior class that really took the lead.
Coming off two top-10 national finishes, one being a runner-up claim, the Bulldogs hope to carry their momentum into the outdoor season. The Bulldogs are in the midst of an impressive run of national success.
As a freshman, Lucas Wiechman thought it was “pretty cool” and “like the hardest thing ever” when he broke nine seconds in the hurdles. What he’s doing as a senior is more than pretty cool.
An ACL tear as a senior in high school helped Allie Brooks realize just how much the pole vault means to her. Now as a sophomore at Concordia, Allie has taken flight and is living up to the Brooks name.
An unprecedented group of Seward Bluejays, in both quantity and quality, is set to join Matt Beisel's track and field program. Says Beisel, "They’re awesome kids and I want to have them be part of our program."
First-year head coach Matt Beisel finds himself in a unique situation in that he takes over programs that have raised a national championship trophy in back-to-back years. Bulldog track and field has created a climate of high expectation.
Three standout Seward High School seniors made it official on Tuesday (Oct. 25). Anna Baack, Mika Brees and Logan Craig will trade Bluejay blue for Bulldog blue next fall.
We take a look back at the incredible career of Kim Wood, a 2016 graduate and pride of Greeley, Nebraska. Wood won 12 GPAC titles on the track.
Several national qualifying members of the 2016 national championship women's outdoor track and field team provided reflections on just what the accomplishment in Gulf Shores meant to them.