Bulldog track and field scatters across Nebraska
Select members of head coach Kregg Einspahr’s Concordia track and field began competition at two-day meets at the Husker Invite hosted by the University of Nebraska and at the Charlie Foster Classic hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney on Friday.
Several Bulldogs who had achieved high early-season marks were invited to compete in Lincoln against a loaded field that included a bevy of NCAA Division I competitors. Meanwhile, Concordia multi-event athletes got started in Kearney on Friday.
Both juniors Jamie Crouse and Jonathan Becker competed favorably against tough competition. Crouse tossed the weight throw 57’ 5 ¾” to take 11th place, landing higher than 15 NCAA Division I throwers. Becker finished 19th in the 60 meter hurdle preliminaries with a time of 8.34 and 27th in the 400 meter dash preliminaries on the track at the Devaney Center.
Other athletes representing Concordia in Lincoln included Carson Farr and Noah Smith. Farr placed 20th in the pole vault with a mark of 14’ 8 ¼” while Smith ended up 40th in the 60 meter dash preliminaries by clocking in at 7.09.
A total of seven additional Bulldog athletes will be in action on Saturday. The list includes Jared Hoffman (800 meter run), Colin Morrissey (3,000 meter run), Adam Prahlow (one mile run), Erika Schroeder (one mile run), Jena Schwalenberg (one mile run), Ben Sievert (3,000 meter run) and Kim Wood (600 meter run). View the complete Husker Invite schedule HERE. Live results will be available HERE.
In Kearney, sophomore Montana Hayes had a good day with a third place finish in the shot put and a sixth place claim in the 60 meter hurdles as part of the women’s pentathlon. In the men’s pentathlon, freshman Brandon Ramos took third in both the long jump and the high jump.
Plenty more Bulldogs will be aiming for high marks in their respective crafts on Saturday at the Charlie Foster Classic. The complete event schedule can be viewed HERE. Check back tomorrow for a thorough recap and results.
1 February 2013