Nearly three weeks after completing the indoor season, the Bulldog track and field teams are ready for outdoor competition. Most of the team's athletes will get started next week at the Fort Hays State Invite.
Samantha Liermann won a shot put national title and contributed 14 of 22 team points, leading Bulldog women's track and field to a top 10 indoor nationals finish. It was Liermann's second career national title.
Jacob Cornelio, Samantha Liermann and Cody Williams each earned All-America status thanks to top-eight placements on day two of the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kan.
Seventeen Bulldogs are making final preparations for this week's NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. The event will run Thursday through Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Concordia's national qualifying field stands at 17 as the track and field programs look forward to next week's indoor national championship meet. Six Bulldogs were also 2017 indoor national qualifiers.
GPAC champions Scott Johnson and Samantha Liermann headline the 36 Bulldogs who officially earned all-conference accolades on Wednesday (Feb. 21). Eight individuals were all-conference in multiple events.
Scott Johnson and Samantha Liermann emerged from the weekend as individual GPAC champions. Their efforts helped the Bulldogs to top-five team finishes at the conference indoor meet.
The 2018 GPAC Indoor Track & Field Championships will unfold on Friday and Saturday at Doane. The nationally-ranked Bulldog squads have totaled 11 automatic national qualifying marks to date.
Many of the Bulldogs' high profile performers improved their marks while Scott Johnson produced a new 'A' standard in the triple jump during Saturday's (Feb. 10) action at the Concordia Indoor Invitational.
For the third time this indoor season, the Concordia track and field programs will serve as meet host. The Bulldogs are set to welcome athletes from nine competing institutions on Saturday (Feb. 8).
The 2018 Concordia track and field roster has a different look with the loss of an accomplished senior class and the arrival of the program's largest ever recruiting class. Expectations remain high.
A returning national champion in the shot put, Samantha Liermann is one of the few holdovers from the past two years that saw Concordia throwers blow all reasonable expectations out of the water. She's back for more.
Stephanie Tietjen (maiden name Beberniss) blazed a trail for female pole vaulters at Concordia. She was utterly dominant in 2003, winning national and GPAC titles in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault.
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."