Concordia to send 35 athletes to indoor national championships

Concordia to send 35 athletes to indoor national championships

NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships info

SEWARD, Neb. – The NAIA announced official qualifiers for the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday. A total of 35 combined Bulldog men’s and women’s athletes (see list below) will be headed to Geneva, Ohio, for the championships on March 6 – 8. The SPIRE Institute will serve as the venue for the event.

For the No. 7 nationally-ranked Concordia men, 14 of the 19 qualifiers bring previous national championships experience. Eight of those 14 have earned past All-America honors. Out of the entire pool, nine are seniors, three are juniors, four are sophomores and three are freshmen.

The sixth-ranked Bulldog women will travel 16 athletes to nationals, including 10 who have performed at past national championships. Eight of those 10 have garnered All-America status in one or more events throughout their careers. The women’s national qualifier list is made up of four seniors, six juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen.

Head coach Kregg Einspahr’s men are coming off their first GPAC track and field championship in school history. Einspahr, named 2014 GPAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, also guided the women to a runner-up conference finish.

There are over 130 men's and women's teams that will make the trip to Geneva. The championships begin on March 6 with the women's pentathlon at 1 p.m. EST and the men's heptathlon at 1:30 p.m. Last year, the Oklahoma Baptist men and women swept the team competition.

NeuLion, the NAIA’s official video streaming company of 17 select NAIA National Championship events, will be broadcasting all sessions of the national championships. Packages can be purchased for $5.95. For more information and to pre-register, click here.

For the schedule of events, click here

Men's Qualifiers - by School | click here
Men's Qualifiers - by Event | click here

Women's Qualifiers - by School | click here
Women's Qualifiers - by Event | click here

 

2014 Concordia national qualifiers

*Current national ranking in parentheses

MEN (19)

  • Jonathon Becker, senior
    -60 meter hurdles (10th, 8.19)
    -4x400 meter relay (4th, 3:18.36)
  • Charlie Bloomfield, junior
    -4x800 meter relay (8th, 7:52.83)
  • Cody Boellstorff, sophomore
    -Shot put (14th, 52’ 5 ¼”)
    -Weight throw (6th, 61’ 7 ¾”)
  • John Cartier, senior
    -400 meter dash (9th, 49.14)
    -4x400 meter relay (4th, 3:18.36)
  • Trey Farmer, junior
    -Shot put (18th, 51’ 8 ¼”)
    -Weight throw (16th, 56’)
  • Carson Farr, senior
    -Pole vault (2nd, 16’ 4 ¾”)
  • Alex Heiden, senior
    -4x400 meter relay (4th, 3:18.36)
  • Benjamin Hinckfoot, senior
    -600 meter run (14th, 1:22.45)
    -4x800 meter relay (8th, 7:52.83)
  • Hayden Hohnholt, senior
    -3,000 meter run (12th, 8:32.25)
  • Zachary Lurz, freshman
    -Shot put (13th, 52’ 8”)
    -Weight throw (25th, 53’ 3 ¾”)
  • Andrew Malan, senior
    -4x800 meter relay (8th, 7:52.83)
  • CJ Muller, freshman
    -4x400 meter relay (4th, 3:18.36)
  • Adam Prahlow, senior
    -1,000 meter run (24th, 2:31.60)
  • Brandon Ramos, sophomore
    -Heptathlon (18th, 4,522)
  • Benjamin Schulteis, sophomore
    -Weight throw (10th, 57’ 7”)
  • Ben Sievert, junior
    -1 mile run (25th, 4:19.97)
    -5,000 meter run (25th, 15:14.57)
    -4x800 meter relay (5th, 7:52.83)
  • Noah Smith, senior
    -4x400 meter relay (4th, 3:18.36)
  • Jaap Van Galen, sophomore
    -600 meter run (23rd, 1:22.57)
    -4x800 meter relay (8th, 7:52.83)
  • Lucas Wiechman, freshman
    -Heptathlon (13th, 4,673 points)

WOMEN (16)

  • Stephanie Coley, sophomore
    -Shot put (5th, 46’ 11”)
    -Weight throw (9th, 57’)
  • Jamie Crouse, senior
    -Shot put (25th, 43’ 1 ¾”)
    -Weight throw (2nd, 60’ 7 ¼”)
  • Brittany Erdmann, junior
    -Shot put (8th, 45’ 9 ¼”)
  • Rianne Gross, junior
    -Pole vault (15th, 11’ 5”)
  • Montana Hayes, junior
    -Pentathlon (12th, 3,145 points)
  • Sarah Kortze, senior
    -3,000 meter run (14th, 10:15.89)
  • Lydia Pomerenke, senior
    -Pentathlon (7th, 3,362 points)
  • Kali Robb, freshman
    -Shot put (13th, 44’ 5 ½”)
    -Weight throw (19th, 53’ 9 ¾”)
  • Erika Schroeder, junior
    -4x800 meter relay (11th, 9:37.93)
  • Katelyn Shoup, sophomore
    -Triple jump (23rd, 36’ 8 ¼”)
  • Sara Simmons, sophomore
    -Pentathlon (12th, 3,145 points)
  • Cassie Starks, junior
    -Pole vault (15th, 11’ 5”)
  • Marti Vlasin, freshman
    -4x800 meter relay (11th, 9:37.93)
  • Jenean Williams, senior
    -4 x 800 meter relay (11th, 9:37.93)
    -800 meter run (21st, 2:18.25)
  • Kim Wood, sophomore
    -1,000 meter run (10th, 2:59.70)
    -1 mile run (24th, 5:09.99)
    -4x800 meter relay (11th, 9:37.93)
  • Shelby Yelden, junior
    - Pole vault (15th, 11’ 5”)

28 February 2014