Bulldogs hit 11 more NAIA automatic marks to highlight 2012 Concordia Classic
The 2012 Concordia Classic was held on Friday and Saturday at the Bulldog Fieldhouse. Doane College, Hastings College, Midland University, Sterling College, Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska Wesleyan, Nebraska-Kearney and York College joined Concordia in this year’s field.
For the Bulldog women, the distance medley team of Jena Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.), Erika Schroeder (Davenport, Neb.), Jenean Williams (North Mankato, Minn.) and Martha Meineke (Denver, Colo.) hit an NAIA qualifying mark and took first with a time of 12:27.34. Anna Meyer (Seward, Neb.) and Christina Hanson took first and second in the 5,000 meter run. Meineke (Denver, Colo.) finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:21.24. Toni Hulinsky (Bayard, Neb.) took second in the 1,000 (3:13.70), and Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.) was second in the 3,000 (10:27.13). Schwalenberg hit an NAIA qualifying mark with her time in the 3,000.
In the field events, Kellie Fegter (Holdrege, Neb.) won the pole vault and hit an NAIA qualifying mark at 11-05.00. Paige Hemmer (Dell Rapids, S.D.) took third in the long jump (17-02.00) and fifth in the triple jump (34-11.75). Brittany Erdmann (Chanhassen, Minn.) hit an NAIA qualifying mark in the shot put (42-08.75). A trio of Bulldogs hit NAIA qualifying marks in the weight throw. Jamie Crouse (Belgrade, Neb.) finished second at 53-09.75, and Sara Retzlaff (Pierce, Neb.) was third at 52-11.00. Lauren Eickemeyer (Houston, Texas) finished seventh at 50-07.25.
On the men’s side, Ben Sievert (Frankenmuth, Mich.) won the 3,000 with an automatic qualifying time of 8:42.75. Jared Hoffman set a new meet record and won the 1,000 with a time of 2:34.32. Hayden Hohnholt (Gillette, Wyo.) just missed an automatic qualifying mark, but still won the mile with a time of 4:21.46. Hohnholt also finished third in the 3,000 at 8:57.70. John Cartier (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished fourth in the 200 (22.52). Jonathon Becker (Hartington, Neb.) placed fourth in the 60 meter hurdles (8.40) and was fifth in the 400 (51.62). Adam Birt (Longmont, Colo.) was fourth in the 600 meter run (1:24.32). The Bulldogs had three of the top five finishers in the 800. David Eads (Bellevue, Neb.) led the way in second with a time of 1:57.59. Matt Trampe (Kearney, Neb.) and Spencer Zysset (Hastings, Neb.) finished third and fourth, respectively. The distance medley team of Trampe, Alex Heiden (Lincoln, Neb.), Hoffman and Adam Prahlow (Florissant, Mo.) finished second and hit an NAIA automatic qualifying mark with a time of 10:21.77.
Derek Rodine (Polk, Neb.) had another strong outing with a second place finish in the shot put. He hit an NAIA automatic qualifying mark with a toss of 52-10.25. Rodine finished fifth and also hit an NAIA automatic mark in the weight throw with a toss of 56-07.50. Adam Dannehl (Bertrand, Neb.) finished fifth in the heptathlon with 4210 points.
The Bulldogs travel to the UNK Invite and the Husker Invite next week.
28 January 2012