Men’s 4x400 paces Bulldogs at NWU Invite
By Taylor Mueller, Sports Information Assistant
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Concordia men’s and women’s track teams competed in the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational on Friday, an event so large, it needed two separate locations to hold it.
Representing the Bulldogs at Nebraska Wesleyan were the throwers, pole vaulters and jumpers.
Throwing well for Concordia was junior Jamie Crouse, who placed fifth in the weight throw with a throw of 51’7 ¼”.
In the shot put, sophomore Brittany Erdmann claimed second place with a throw of 43’ 8”.
Senior Ashlee Brown had another impressive performance in the pole vaulting competition and cleared 11’ 1 ¾” to take sixth place.
On the men’s side, sophomore Trey Farmer took sixth place in the shot put competition with a throw of 50’ 2 ½”. Not far behind was sophomore Jose Rojas with a throw of 48’ 2 ½”, good enough for eighth place.
Junior Carson Farr finished in sixth place in the pole vault, clearing 14’ 11”.
All running events were held in the Devaney Sports Complex, the last time that the meet will be held there before renovations to the new University of Nebraska sports complex are finished.
The banked track combined with hundreds of spectators made for an exciting atmosphere.
In the men’s 5,000 meter race, sophomore Ben Sievert claimed fourth place with a time of 15:12.
Junior Jonathon Becker took third place in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.25.
Senior Colin Morrissey won a narrow mile victory as he raced to a time of 4:18. Close behind in fifth place was junior Adam Prahlow in 4:22.
Junior Ben Hinckfoot placed second in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:23.
In the 800 meter run, senior Jared Hoffman cruised to a third place finish with a time of 1:56 as junior John Cartier raced to third place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.23. In the 3000 meter race, Morrissey took second place with a time of 8:39, while junior Noah Smith placed fifth in the 60 meter dash.
The 4x400 meter squad of sophomore Taiheem Pleasant, Becker, Hinckfoot, and Cartier cleaned up nicely with a first place finish in a time of 3:22.
On the women’s side, senior Jena Schwalenberg had a good night as she placed second in the mile with a time of 5:12. A few hours later, she was back at again, taking third place in the 3000 meter run with a time of 10:43.
In the 800 meter run, junior Megan Letts finished in third place with a time of 2:23. Sophomore Erika Schroeder took fifth place with a time of 2:26.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Sun, Jan. 27, when Concordia hosts the Concordia Classic inside the Fieldhouse.
18 January 2013