Bulldogs hit nine NAIA automatic marks in 2012 Concordia Indoor Invite
The 2012 Concordia Indoor Invite was held Saturday at the Bulldog Fieldhouse. Concordia hit nine NAIA automatic qualifying marks on the day.
On the women’s side, Jena Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.) had strong performances in the 1,000 meter run as well as the mile. Schwalenberg finished third in the 1,000 with a time of 3:04.62. She finished second and hit an NAIA qualifying mark in the mile with a time of 5:11.62. Martha Meineke (Denver, Colo.) was second in the 3,000 at 10:32.69. Erika Schroeder (Davenport, Neb.) and Megan Letts (Lakewood, Colo.) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 400 meter dash, while Jenean Williams (North Mankato, Minn.) took fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:24.87.
In the field events, Kellie Fegter (Holdrege, Neb.) hit an NAIA qualifying mark and finished second in the pole vault at 11-05.00. Ashlee Brown (North Platte, Neb.) was fourth in the pole vault at 11-03.00. Lauren Eickemeyer (Houston, Texas) and Brittany Erdmann (Chanhassen, Minn.) each hit NAIA qualifying marks in the shot put. Eickemeyer (43-10.50) took second overall, while Erdmann (43-02.50) finished fourth. Sara Retzlaff (Pierce, Neb.) finished fourth and hit an NAIA qualifying mark in the weight throw with a toss of 53-07.00. Cortney Koepke (Pierce, N eb.) and Eickemeyer also hit NAIA automatic marks in the weight throw.
For the Bulldog men, Hayden Hohnholt (Gillette, Wyo.) won the mile and hit an NAIA automatic mark with a time of 4:19.84. Hohnholt also took third in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:53.90. The 4x800 relay team of Jared Hoffman (Griswold, Iowa), Matt Trampe (Kearney, Neb.), Adam Prahlow (Florissant, Mo.) and David Eads (Bellevue, Neb.) took first with a meet record time of 7:52.15. Derek Rodine (Polk, Neb.) hit an NAIA automatic mark and finished second in the shot put with a toss of 52-01.25. Rodine also took fourth in the weight throw.
Hoffman picked up a win in the 1,000 with a time of 2:32.09. Ben Sievert (Frankenmuth, Mich.) came in third in the 1,000 at 2:33.76. Trampe was second in the 800 with a time of 1:57.71. Jonathon Becker (Hartington, Neb.) placed third in the 60 meter hurdles at 8.40. Alex Heiden (Lincoln, Neb.) took fourth in the 400 meter dash at 51.19. John Cartier (Las Vegas, Nev.) finished third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.57. Noah Smith (Largo, Fla.) finished fourth in the 60 meter dash at 7.03. Ben Hinckfoot (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was sixth in the 600 at 1:24.05. In the field events, Nick Mann (Auburn, Neb.) took second, while Bryan Heidemann (Elk Creek, Neb.) took fourth in the long jump.
The Bulldogs will take part in the 2012 GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 17 and 18. Friday’s multi events will be held in Seward at the Bulldog Fieldhouse. Saturday’s action will take place at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.