Erdmann and Meineke earn All-America recognition to highlight final day of competition at nationals
In the final day of action at the NAIA National Championships on Saturday, Mar.3, freshman Brittany Erdmann (Chanhassen, Minn.) and senior Martha Meineke (Denver, Colo.) led the Bulldogs by earning All-America honors. As a team the Concordia University (Neb.) women's squad finished with seven points to place 29th at the NAIA National Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
Erdmann posted the highest finish of the day and of the NAIA National Championships with a fifth place finish in the Shot Put. Erdmann's best toss of the day 13.69m to capture fifth and four team points. Senior Lauren Eickemeyer (Houston, Texas) and sophomore Jamie Crouse (Belgrade, Neb.) finished 17th and 18th in the event with best throws of 12.79m and 12.63m respectively.
Meineke finished the race in 5:02.17 to place eighth overall, earning automatic All-America honors and nabbing one team point for the Bulldogs. Meineke edged out teammate junior Jena Schwalenberg (Columbus, Neb.) by less than a second for the final automatic All-America honor as Schwalenberg finished with a time of 5:02.93 in ninth place overall.
The duo also delivered impressive performances in the 3000-meter race as Meinke placed ninth overall with a time of 10:29.99, while Schwalenberg placed 11th with a time of 10:30.54.