2005 Indoor Track and Field

JANUARY

Jan. 14-15 Holiday Inn Classic Lincoln, Neb.
Jan. 22 Haylett Invite Crete, Neb.
Jan. 29 Foster Classic Kearney, Neb.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 5 Beile Classic Crete, Neb.
Feb. 11 Prarie Wolf Invite Lincoln, Neb.
Feb. 19 GPAC Championships Sioux Center, Iowa
Feb. 26 NWU Open Lincoln, Neb.

MARCH

March 3-5 NAIA Indoor National Championships Johnson City, Tenn.


2005 Outdoor Track and Field

MARCH

March 26 UNK Open Kearney, Neb.
March 30 MLC Field Meet Fremont, Neb.

APRIL

April 2 Dana Open Blair, Neb.
April 8-9 Concordia Invite Seward, Neb.
April 15-16 Wichita State Invite Wichita, Kan.
April 22-23 Doane Relays Crete, Neb.
April 28-30 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa
April 29 Nebraska Wesleyan Invite Lincoln, Neb.

MAY

May 7 GPAC Championships Blair, Neb.
May 13 Mid-States Meet at Concordia Seward, Neb.
May 14 Mid-States Meet at Midland Fremont, Neb.
May 26-28 NAIA Championships Louisville, Ky.

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Track fares well at Haylett Invite, Addidas Classic

22 JAN 2005

While the Concordia track team split time at two meets this weekend the outcome from each was the same. More NAIA qualifying marks, and many top six finishes. The majority of the team participated in the Ward Haylett Invitational held at Doane. The Bulldogs had 28 top 6 finishes at the invite. Pole Vaulters Luke Meyers and Reid Ehrisman each earned NAIA marks taking first and third in the event. Meyers went 16’1” while Ehrisman 15’9”. The Bulldogs took the top mark in four other events as well. Kelly Waterman let the pack in the women’s 1000 meter run with a time of 3:13.07. Concordia’s 4x800 crossed the tape first with a time of 10:02.42. In the men’s mile run Jeremy Koch took top honors cover the distance in 4:28.67 and Andrew Newton won the men’s 600 in 1:26.36. No team scoring was kept at the meet. Six Bulldog runners also competed at the addidas Classic hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Concordia was only NAIA school at the event. Of the runners that competed four had NAIA qualifying marks. Those four were Nick Suing, 600 yard run (1:12.29), Andrew Walquist, 1000 meter run (2:29.63), Jennifer Nikkila, mile run (5:07.25) and Curtis Wilson, 3000 meter run (8:46.43). The Bulldogs travel to Kearney on Jan. 29th for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Open at Cushing Coliseum.

Track competes at Charlie Foster Classic

29 JAN 2005

The Concordia track team had 18 performances in the top 8 at the Charlie Foster Classic Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Senior Jamie Burmeister won the mile race-walk in 8:44:87. Taking top honors in the mens 3000 meter race-walk was Tim Thurber covering the distance in 16:22.70 just ahead of teammate Jon Ripke. Three Bulldogs met NAIA qualifying marks including Melissa Rueg in the 600 yard run with a time of 1:37.26. Erin Eitzman bettered the qualifying mark going 11 foot even in the pole vault while Luke Meyers once again better the NAIA mark in the vault going 15"6'. Other placing in the top eight were:

Lauren Sankey, (7th) 55 Meter Dash, (7.74)
(8th) 200 Meter Dash, (28.02)
Stephanie Kohlwey, (6th) 400 Meter Dash, (63.99)
(6th) 55 Meter Hurdles, (9.13)
(7th) High Jump, (5'0")
Allison Raders, (6th) Triple Jump, (33'08.25")
Kaleb White, (7th) 55 Meter Hurdles, (8.00)
Casey Makey, (3rd) High Jump, (6'2")
Sheldon Butler, (7th) Pole Vault, (14'06")
Casey Carr, (5th) Triple Jump, (43'9.75")
Seth Clemmer (7th) Weight Throw, (51'04.75")

Record setting day at Beile Classic

5 FEB 2005

The Concordia University track team had 27 top six finishes (14 men, 13 women) at the Fred Beile Track Classic Saturday in Crete. Senior, Kelly Waterman (St. Louis, MO) set a new meet and stadium record in the 3000 meter run. Her time of 10:28.24 was also good enough for an automatic NAIA qualifying mark. Also on the women’s side of the meet, Jennifer Nikkila (Kearney, NE) ran a 2:19.84 in the 800 meter run, setting a new meet record. Others finishing with NAIA qualifying marks included the 4x800 relay team, Mollly Engel (Columbus, NE) in the 1000 meter run, Erin Eitzman (Superior, NE) in the pole vault.

The men of the Bulldog indoor track squad left their mark on the meet as well. Junior Nick Suing (Crofton,NE), had a part in various records on the day. His winning time of 23.02 in the 200-meter dash set a new meet and stadium record. Suing, along with Kyle Johnson (O’Neil, NE), Curtis Wilson (Gladestone, MO) and Brett Kapels (Creston, NE) ran a time of 7:58.10 to set the meet and stadium record in the 4x800 meter relay.

Junior Andrew Walquist (Albuquerque, NM, shattered the meet, stadium and NAIA qualifying mark in the 3000 meter run with a time of 8:39.70, over 10 seconds faster than the previous meet record. In the pole vault junior Luke Meyers (Superior, NE) took home top honors clearing 15’9”. The height was good enough to earn and NAIA mark. Reid Ehrisman (Beemer, NE) also bettered the NAIA mark going over 14’9” for fifth place.

Others earning top six finishes on the day included Matt Baller (Exeter, NE), sixth place in the weight throw (47’3”), Jeremy Koch (Cozad, NE) and Heath Trampe (Kearney, NE) finished third and fourth respectively in the 3000 meter run. Curtis Wilson took the top spot in the 1-mile run. Brett Kapels also added a top finish in the 800 meter run. Matt Luevano (Alamogordo, NM) picked up fourth and third place finishes in the 1-mile and 1000 meter run. Andrew Yeager (McCook, NE) and Kaleb White (Waverly, NE) finished fourth and fifth in the 1000.

Women placing in the top six included the 4x400 meter relay team in second place. Stephanie Kohlwey (Seward, NE) added a third place finish in the 55-meter hurdles. In the 3000 meter run Jacquelyn Dibbern (York, NE) behind her record setting teammate Nikkilia, in second place. Micah Dubbs (Wood River, NE) and Mattie Clark (Ord, NE) placed second and sixth respectively in the 1000 meter run. Dubbs also was runner-up in the 1-mile run. Melissa Rueg (St. Charles, MO) was just missed the NAIA mark in the 600, finishing third. Lauren Sankey (Collinsville, IL) added a sixth place finish in the 400. Concordia is at the Prairie Wolf Invite in Lincoln next Friday.

Concordia milers dominate Prairie Wolf Invitational

11 FEB 2005

The Bulldog women swept the top three spots in the mile at the Prairie Wolf Invitational on Friday. Jennifer Nikkila took first with a time of 5:05.44. Micah Dubbs and Molly Engel took second and third, respectively.

The men nearly repeated the same sweep, taking first, second and fourth in the mile. Brett Kapels came in first with 4:15.21 and Andrew Walquist took second. Jeremy Koch took fourth.

GPAC Championships

19 FEB 2005

Concordia's women' and men's indoor track teams finished third and second respectively at the 2005 GPAC Championships on Saturday. Andrew Walquist and Molly Engel were named outstanding athletes-of-the-meet and Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Athletes-of-the-Year.

Bulldog teams both net top 15 finishes

3-5 MAR 2005

Both Bulldog indoor track and field teams cracked the top 15 in the final team scoring. The women tied for 15th, and the men tied for 14th. The following are those who earned All-American status for the Bulldogs:

Women:
Molly Engel, 4th, one-mile run (5:05.71)
Micah Dubbs, 5th, one-mile run (5:05.94)
4x800-meter relay, 3rd, (9:13.96) *New School Record*
Distance Medley Relay, 6th, (12:10.42)

Men
Andrew Walquist, 6th, one-mile run (4:14.27)
Tim Thurber, 6th, 3000-meter racewalk (15:49.94)
Distance Medley Relay, 4th (10:10.17)
4x800-meter relay, 4th, (7:42.58)

Track competes at MLC Field Meet

30 MAR 2005

The Bulldog track team had nine top six finishes (5 men, 4 women) Wednesday afternoon at the Midland Field Meet in Fremont, Neb. No running events were held at this meet.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs were Reid Ehrisman (Beemer, Neb.) and Erin Eitzman (Superior, Neb.) as they both won the pole vault. Ehrisman cleared 15-0 and Eitzman 11-0.

For the men, Sheldon Budler (York, Neb.) took third place vaulting 14-0. In the shot put the Bulldogs were represent well by Matt Baller (Exeter, Neb.) and Eric Dunn (St. Charles, Mo.). Baller took third (48-4), while Dunn was fifth (46'2). Seth Clemmer (Brandon, Miss.) netted sxith place finish (141-4) in the hammer throw.

On the women's side of things Allison Raders (Norfolk, Neb.) was runner up in the high jump (4-8). Lisa Onnen (Davenport, Neb.) and Raders took fifth and sixth in the triple jump, leaping 33-0 and 32-6 respectively.

The entire Bulldog track squad is in action this weekend at the Dana Open in Blair, Neb. Field events start at 9:00 a.m. with running events slated for 10:00 a.m. A complete schedule of events can be found on the "2005 Schedule" page.

Dana Open treats track team well

2 APR 2005

The Concordia track and field squads competed in their first “full” meet of the year on Saturday in Blair, Neb., at the Dana Open. The Bulldogs had 25 top six finishes (12 men, 13 women) at the meet.

Lauren Sankey and Molly Engel led the way for the women, each taking home first and second place finishes. Sankey’s time of 12.68 was tops in the 100-meter dash. She also took second in the 200, with a time of 27.01 Engel won the 800 with a new meet record time of 2:20.60 and took second place in the 5000. Her 5000 time of 17:54.77 is an NAIA automatic qualifying mark.

For the men, Brett Kapels set the meet record in the 1500, crossing the tape in 4:02.67. Jeremy Koch also established a meet record in the 5000, with a time of 15:40.42. Both won their respective events. The other first place finish for the Bulldogs came in the 4x800 meter relay.

Jennifer Nikkila and Micah Dubs joined Engel in the 800, taking fourth and fifth place respectively with times of 2:22.36 and 2:26.23.

In the women’s 1500 Jamie Hansen’s 5:19.15 was good enough for fifth. Stephanie Kohlwey had a solid day in the hurdle events, taking fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.30) and third in the 400-hurdles (1:06.75). In the steeplechase Angela Matthews turned in a third place performance (11:37.00).

On the men’s side Daniel Oldenettel placed fourth in the 400 with a time of 51.75. Kyle Johnson and Kapels added third and sixth place finishes respectively in the 800 with times of 1:57.90 and 2:03.80. Curtis Wilson’s time of 4:06.02 earned him a third place finish in the 1500. Kaleb White added a runner-up finish (15.54) for CU in the 110-hurdles, while Jimmy Boeder took sixth in the 400-hurdles (1:02.51). Jake Schmdit took second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:36.40. Matt Baller and Joe Seahorn each placed in the field events for Concordia. Baller took sixth in the shot put (47-02.00) and Seahorn took third in the long jump (21-07.75).

The Bulldogs host the Concordia Invitational this weekend. Select events will be run on Friday evening, with the rest of the meet on Saturday. A complete schedule of events can be found on the track page at www.cune.edu.

NAIA marks set at home meet

8-9 APR 2005

The Bulldog track teams hosted the 2005 Concordia Invite on Saturday and had 49 (26 women, 23 men) top eight finishes. No team scores were kept. The meet kicked off on Friday night with the racewalk and 10,000-meter run.

Overall, Concordia had ten (7 women, 3 men) NAIA automatic qualifying marks. Molly Engel won the 800 in 2:16.97, just under the NAIA qualifying time. Also in the 800, Micah Dubbs and Tanya Kanengieter finished fifth and seventh .Engel also took second place in the 1500. The 1500 was full of Bulldogs, as Dubbs, Jennifer Nikkila and Angela Mathews followed Engel, placing third, fourth and seventh. Kelly Waterman qualified for the NAIA meet, winning the 3000-meter steeplechase in 11:14.9, more than ten seconds faster than the NAIA mark. Jacquelyn Dibbern added a third place finish in the steeple chase and Melanie Adamson finished in seventh. Mattie Clark and Jamie Hansen added sixth and eighth place finishes in the 5000 for Concordia. In the longest race of the meet, the 10,000, three Bulldogs placed – Michelle Quinlan in third, Jennifer Henderson in fourth and Kayla Thole in seventh.

In the sprints, Lauren Sankey took fifth in the 200, crossing the tape in 26.18 and eighth in the 400 with a time of 62.33. Stephanie Kohlwey had a pair of fourth place finishes on the day, with a 15.37 in the 100 and 1:08.22 in the 400 hurdles.

In the field events, Brandy Zarek led the way, taking second in the shot put with a NAIA mark of 43-04. She also qualified in the Hammer throw with fourth place toss of 152-09. Zarkek rounded out her day with another fourth place, this one coming in the discus. Christina Lark added a seventh place finish in the javelin. The most noise in one field event was made by the pole vaulters who took second, fifth and sixth in the event and all qualified for the NAIA meet. Erin Eitzman, Michelle Anderson and Lindsey Aurich all cleared 11-06.

On the men’s side of the meet Reid Ehrisman vaulted an NAIA qualifying mark of 16-01 and took second place. The other NAIA qualifiers for Concordia were Tim Thurber and Jon Ripke took the top two spots respectively in the 5000-meter racewalk.

On the track, Andrew Walquist took second in the 800 with a time of 1:56.79. Teammates Curtis Wilson and Kyle Johnson finished in fifth and sixth respectively in the 800. Wilson added a first place finish to his accomplishments, taking the 1500 win 4:04.61. The Bulldogs dominated the 10,000 placing four in the event. Matt Haden, Chris Mizel, Ryan Carlson and Heath Trampe finished 3-4-7-8.

In the hurdles, Jimm Boeder took fifth and sixth respectively in the 110 and 400 races.

Brett Kaples led the Concordia charge in the steeplechase with the top time of 9:37.04. Jeremy Koch was right behind him for second place and Jake Schmidt took fourth. Joe Seahorn placed eight in the long jump and Casey Carr added a third place finish in the triple jump for the Bulldogs. In the throws Matt Baller was eighth in the shot put, while Seth Clemmer was sixth in the hammer and Dustin Nelson was eighth. Nelson also added a sixth place in the javelin.

The track teams are back in action this Friday and Saturday at the Wichita State Invite.

Engel GPAC athlete of the week

The Great Plains Athletic Conference and Hauff Mid-America Sports selected Molly Engel as the outdoor track & field athlete of the week for the first week of April. Engel, a senior from Columbus, Nebraska, had a solid first week of the outdoor track season. At the Dana Invitational she placed first in the 800 and set a meet record with a time 2:20.60. The Columbus Scotus product also placed second in the 5000 meters in the same meet with a clocking of 17:54.77 which is a NAIA automatic qualifying time. During the indoor track season Engel was named the runner of the year in the GPAC.

Men and Women place in top 20

26-28 MAY 2005

The Bulldog tracksters added five more All-American performances at the NAIA National Championships on Friday night and Saturday. In the team standings, both squads were in the top twenty, as the men finished in 13th place with 16 points and the women tied for 17th place with a total of 18 points.

In one of the last events of the night on Thursday, the 4x800 relay, both Concordia teams had top six performances. The women’s team made up of Jennifer Nikkila, Angela Matthews, Micah Dubbs and Molly Engel finished in fourth with a time of 9:02.30. That time was good enough for a new school record. The three teams that beat the Bulldogs each had times better than the previous NAIA record. In the men’s race the Bulldogs time of 7:37.45 was good enough for sixth place. The men’s team consisted of Kyle Johnson, Andrew Newton, Matt Luevano and Andrew Walquist.

Individually for the Bulldogs, Engel earned All-American status in the 1500, taking fifth place with a time of 4:39.04. In the field events Luke Meyers cleared 16-04.75 in the pole vault for a fourth place finish. Kelly Waterman also earned All-American honors in the 3000-steeplechase, taking fourth with a time of 10:50.01.

The Bulldogs also had a host of NAIA Daktronics All-America Scholar Athletes. The NAIA released the list of honorees on Friday. For the men’s squad Heath Trampe, Curtis Wilson, Nick Suing, Reid Ehrisman, Seth Clemmer, Matt Haden and Andrew Walquist all garnered the honor. The Bulldog women honored included Michelle Quinlan, Jennifer Henderson, Melissa Weeder, Kelly Waterman, Micah Dubbs and Jennifer Nikkila. In order to receive the award student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a junior or senior in academic standing.