Bulldog indoor teams have several strong performances at NWU Invite
The Bulldog indoor track and field teams traveled to Lincoln on Friday for the Nebraska Wesleyan University Invitational. Concordia had several solid performances in what was a very competitive meet.
On the women’s side, sophomore thrower Jamie Crouse (Belgrade, Neb.) took second in the weight throw with a toss of 52-08.00. Brittany Erdmann (Chanhassen, Minn.) took second in the shot put with a toss of 44-00.75. The Bulldogs had two of the top four finishers in the pole vault, as Kellie Fegter (Holdrege, Neb.) took first (12-01.50), and Ashlee Brown (North Platte, Neb.) tied for fourth (11-01.75).
In the running events, Sarah Kortze (Rockford, Ill.) took second in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:09.79. Martha Meineke (Denver, Colo.) and Jena Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.) took second and third, respectively, in the mile. Meineke also finished fourth in the 3,000 meter run. Schwalenberg also finished fifth in the 1,000 meter run, while Megan Letts (Lakewood, Colo.) finished fifth in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:43.90.
In the men’s field events, Derek Rodine (Polk, Neb.) took fifth in the shot put (49-00.25) and was sixth in the weight throw at 54-04.50. Bryan Heidemann (Elk Creek, Neb.) finished fifth in the high jump (6-00.50).
In the men’s 400 meter dash, John Cartier (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished second with a time of 48.83. Cartier also finished fourth in the 200 meter dash at 22.58. In the 5,000 meter run, freshman Ben Sievert (Frankenmuth, Mich.) was fifth with a time of 15:27.48. Sievert was seventh in the 3,000 meter run at 8:47.68.
Jonathon Becker (Hartington, Neb.) was fifth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.34. Noah Smith (Largo, Fla.) was fifth in the 60 meter dash at 7.06. CU had three of the top seven finishers in the mile. Adam Prahlow (Florissant, Mo.) was third, while Hayden Hohnholt (Gillette, Wyo.) and Matt Trampe (Kearney, Neb.) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Ben Hinckfoot (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took fifth in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:24.33. David Eads (Bellevue, Neb.) and Jared Hoffman (Griswold, Iowa) finished fourth and fifth in the 800 meter run, while Prahlow finished sixth in the 1,000 meter run. The 4x400 relay team of Adam Birt (Longmont, Colo.), Eads, Hinckfoot, and Cartier won the event with a time of 3:20.87.
The 2012 Concordia University Classic will be held on January 27-28 at the Bulldog Fieldhouse in Seward.
20 January 2012