2008 - Indoor Track and Field schedule/results

JANUARY

January 18-19

Holiday Inn Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

January 19

Doane Invite

Crete, Neb.

January 26

Graphic Edge

Vermillion, S.D.

FEBRUARY

February 2

Nicely Invite

Crete, Neb.

February 9

Wayne State Invite

Wayne, Neb.

 

Adidas Classic

Lincoln, Neb.

February 16

Dalton Open

Vermillion, S.D.

February 23

GPAC Championship

Lincoln, Neb.

MARCH

March 6-8

NAIA Nationals

Johnson City, Tenn.

2008 - Outdoor Track and Field schedule/results

MARCH

March 29

Bronco Relays

Hastings, Neb.

APRIL

April 3

Midland Throws Meet

Fremont, Neb.

April 5

Wayne State Invite

Wayne, Neb.

April 11-12

Concordia Invite

Seward, Neb.

April 19

Doane Relays

Crete, Neb.

April 24-26

Drake Relays

Des Moines, Iowa

April 25

Hastings College Open

Hastings, Neb.

MAY

May 3

GPAC Conference Champs

Sioux City, Iowa

May 9

Concordia Twilight

Seward, Neb.

May 22-24

NAIA National Outdoor

Edwardsville, Ill.

2008 - Track and Field roster

Men:

Name

Event

Yr.

Hometown

High School

Zach Baedke

Distance

So.

Fremont, Neb.

Fremont

Matt  Baller

Throws

Jr.

Exeter, Neb.

Exeter-Milligan

Brady Betten

Sprints

So.

Deshler, Neb.

Deshler

Tyson Billings

Distance

Fr.

Valentine, Neb.

Valentine

Adam Birt

Sprints

Fr.

Longmont, Colo.

Longmont

Keegan Bloomfield

Distance

So.

Blair, Neb.

Blair

Jimmy Boeder

Hurdles

Jr.

Portland, Ore.

Nampa Christian

Chris Dehning

Racewalk

Jr.

Lincoln, Neb.

McAllen Memorial

Nathan Dreher

Racewalk

Jr.

Ft. Lupton, Colo.

Ft. Lupton

Andrew Eberhard

Mid Dist

Fr.

Greeley, Colo.

 

Caleb Egger

Mid Dist

Fr.

Galva, Iowa

Galva-Holstein

Bryan Felker

Distance

Jr.

O'Neill, Neb.

O'Blarney Stone

Ryan Fricke

Jumps

Fr.

Arapahoe, Neb.

Arapahoe

Zane Grabau

Distance

So.

Waterville, Minn.

Cannon Vly Lutheran

David Goeglein

Distance

So.

Kansas City, Mo.

Lutheran

Derek Groskurth

Jumps

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Lutheran

Ricky Gross

Distance

Fr.

Riverside, Calif.

JW North

Jon Grotefendt

Distance

So.

Marine, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Jordan Hinrichs

Throws

Jr.

Geneva, Neb.

Nebraska Lutheran 

Dustin Johns

Throws

Fr.

Elm Creek, Neb.

Elm Creek

Andrew Johnson

Sprints

Fr.

Norfolk, Neb.

Northeast Lutheran

Kyle Johnson

Mid Dist

Sr.

O'Neill, Neb.

O'Neill

Corbin Jones

Throws

Fr.

Loveland, Colo.

Mountainview

Justin Jurgens

Throws

So.

Beatrice, Neb.

Beatrice

Daniel Kober

Hurdles

Jr.

Collinsville, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Aaron Kortze

Distance

Fr.

Rockford, Ill.

Rockford Lutheran

Caleb Kruse

Mid Dist

So.

Concordia, Mo.

St Pauls Lutheran

Scott Lacey

Throws

Fr.

Austin, Texas

Westwood

Zach Meineke

Distance

So.

Denver, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

Josh Meyer

Distance

So.

Seward, Neb.

Seward

Tim Meyers

Mid Dist

Jr.

Superior, Neb.

Superior

David Mommens

Sprints

Fr.

Portage, Wis.

Portage    

Dusty Morehead

PV/Decathlon

Sr.

Fairbury, Neb.

Fairbury

Dennis O'Dea

Jumps

Fr.

Burbank, Calif.

Burbank

James Refenes

Throws

So.

Westland, Mich.

Lutheran Westland

Jonathan Rempfer

Sprints

Jr.

Newhall, Iowa

Benton Community

A. J.  Robinson

Hurdles

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Northeast

Drew Rodine

Jumps

So.

Polk, Neb.

High Plains

Michael Saalfeld

Mid Dist

Jr.

David City, Neb.

Aquinas Catholic

Joel Saatgast

Mid Dist

Sr.

Huron, S.D.

Huron

Steven Schultz

Mid Dist

Fr.

Fremont, Neb.

Fremont

Scott Schwalenberg

Distance

So.

Columbus, Neb.

Columbus

Brock Simonsen

Throws

Jr.

Lyons, Neb.

Lyons-Decatur

Colin Spilker

Jumps

So.

Beatrice, Neb.

Beatrice

Thomas Stolee

Racewalk

So.

Perham, Minn.

Perham 

Jason Swan

Throws

Sr.

 

 

Lucas Tanney

Mid Dist

Sr.

Mayaguez, PuertoRico

Christ Lutheran

Chris Tegtmeier

Racewalk

So.

Fairbury, Neb.

Fairbury

Seth Thompson

Sprints

Fr.

Sumner, Neb.

Sumner-Eddyville

Luka Thor

Distance

So.

Lincoln, Neb.

Northeast

Josh Tonniges

Pole Vault

Fr.

Cairo, Neb.

Cairo

Jordan Tucker

Mid Dist

So.

Omaha, Neb.

Millard West

Dan Uden

Jumps

So.

Kenesaw, Neb.

Kenesaw

Tim Vogel

Mid Dist

So.

Manning, Iowa

Manning

Ben Walnofer

Mid Dist

Fr.

Chambers, Neb.

Chambers

Jeff Westover

Mid Dist

Jr.

Wahoo, Neb.

Wahoo          

Tanner White

Mid Dist

Fr.

Waverly, Neb.

Waverly

Chad Wilshusen

High Jump

Jr.

Fremont, Neb.

Fremont

Derrick Woods

Hurdles

So.

Phoenix, Ariz.

Tolleson Union

Andrew Yeager

Distnance

Sr.

McCook, Neb.

McCook

 

Women:

Name

Event

Yr.

Hometown

High School

MaryLou Andrews

Mid Dist

So.

Hampton, Neb.

Aurora

Brittnie Besel

Sprints

Fr.

Denver, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

Janelle Berning

Hurdles

So..

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Concordia

Emily Bourret

Mid Dist

Fr.

Potter, Neb.

Potter-Dix

Erin Eitzman

Pole Vault

Sr.

Superior, Neb.

Superior

Kayla Engel

Distance

Jr.

Columbus, Neb.

Scotus

Taylor Felix

Distance

Fr.

Seward, Neb.

Seward

Hannah Ferry

Mid Dist

So.

Milwaukee, Wisc.

Milwaukee Lutheran

Holly Halambeck

Jumps

Sr.

Kronenwetter, Wisc.

D.C. Everest

Lauren Hannemann

Sprints

Sr.

Collinsville, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Emily Hansen

Racewalk

So.

Vancouver, Wash.

St. Stephens

Ann Hershberger

Mid Dist

Fr.

Superior, Neb.

Superior

Rachel Kettner

Racewalk

Fr.

Salem, Mo.

Salem

Katie Klein

Sprints

Fr.

Giltner, Neb.

Harvard

Katie Lutmer

Mid Dist

Fr.

Omaha, Neb.

Westside

Christina Lark

Throws

Sr.

Minneapolis, Minn.

Concordia Academy

Alicia Marteney

Dist

Fr.

Pawnee City, Neb.

Pawnee City NE

Allison Mitchell

Mid Dist

Fr.

Aurora, Neb.

Aurora

Rebecca Mol

Distacne

So.

Flint, Mich.

Kearsley

Christine Pfeifer

Jumps/Sprints

Fr.

Madison, Neb.

Madison

Jill Pfeifer

Jumps/Sprints

Jr.

Madison, Neb.

Madison

Amber Quinn

Sprints

So.

Bellevue, Neb.

Bellevue East

M'Leih Rempfer

Sprints

So.

Blairstown, Iowa

Benton Community   

Amy Sandefur

Throws

So.

Peyton, Colo.

Peyton

Carley Stokebrand

Throws

So.

Exeter, Neb.

Exeter-Milligan

Bethany Sutton

Sprints

Fr.

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Christian

Katie Swanson

Sprints

Jr.

Columbus, Neb.

Scotus Catholic

Jacqueline Wiseman

Dist

Jr.

LaGrande, Ore.

LaGrande

Katie Werner

Throws

Sr.

Syracuse, Neb.

Syracuse             

Amy Wolf

High Jump

Jr.

Saginaw, Mich.

Valley Lutheran

Emily Wolters

Hurdles

Jr.

Atwood, Kan.

Rawlins Co.

Charista Zehnder

Sprints/Jumps

So.

Omaha, Neb.

Omaha Concordia HS

Season starts with a bang for Bulldogs

18-19 JAN 2008

Holiday Inn Results, Day 1
Holiday Inn Results, Day 2
Doane Invite Results

The Concordia University, Nebraska indoor track teams kicked off its season at three different meets this past weekend. The team split up competing separately in the three meets. The runners competed in the Holiday Inn Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., the field event participants competed in the Doane College Field Events Meet in Crete, Neb., and finally the race walkers were in action at the Missouri Valley Race Walk.

The Concordia race walkers started the weekend with two new school records in the Missouri Valley Race Walk Emily Hansen set a record with a time of 18:48.00, beating the old mark by almost a full minute. Chris Tegtmeier continued his assault on the Concordia record books with a time of 12:52.00.

The Bulldogs had a strong showing Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn Invitational held at the Devany Center Track in Lincoln, Neb. Concordia's Mary Lou Andrews took 6th place in the women's 800 meter run with a time of 2:22.78. Katie Swanson also ran well for the Bulldogs, collecting 5th place in the women's 600 yard run with a time of 1:28.41. On the men's side Michael Saalfeld was also 6th in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.20 while Jordan Tucker took 3rd place in the men's 1000 meter run with a time of 2:32.57.

At the Doane College Field Events Meet on Saturday Christina Lark blew away the competition taking 1st place in the weight throw with a mark of 15.63 meters, besting second place by almost a full meter. Larks throw fell just two feet short of a new school record. Katie Werner collected another 1st place for the Bulldogs with her win in the shot put with a mark of 13.05 meters. Other notable marks for the Bulldogs included: Erin Eitzmen (2nd in the Pole Vault), Holly Halambeck (6th in the Triple Jump), and Jordan Hinrichs (3rd in the Shot Put). Full results are availible on the Results page of the Track page.

The indoor track season continues this weekend as the Bulldogs head off to two more separate meets, the Foster Classic in Kearney, Neb., and the Graphic Edge Meet in Vermillion, S.D.

Bulldogs win six events at Nisely Classic

2 FEB 2008

Results

Concordia University indoor track hit its mid-season stride with the Bulldogs winning seven events at the Scott Nisely Memorial Track Classic hosted by Doane College in Crete, Neb.

The Bulldog women had a string of three straight victories starting with junior Katie Swanson winning the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.42 besting second place by more than two seconds. Katie Lutmer followed up Swanson's victory with her own in the mile run, with a time of 5:22.49. To round out the trio of victories MaryLou Andrews was victorious in the 600 meter run with a winning time of 1:40.28. Also picking up victories for the Bulldog women were Jill Pfeifer in the long jump with a winning jump of 5.38 meters and Katie Werner in the shot put with a winning throw of 13.28 meters.

The Bulldog men picked up a pair of victories. The first came when Jimmy Boeder won the 400 meter dash with a time of 52.75, with the second coming in the 4X400 meter relay when the Bulldog team composed of Adam Birt, Brady Betten, Zach Meineke, Caleb Egger won with a time of 3:35.91. The Bulldogs also picked up three national qualifying marks from Michael Saalfeld (800), Brock Simonsen (shot put), and Derek Woods (60m high hurdles). The complete list of Bulldogs who have qualified for the national meet is as follows:

 

Athlete

Event(s)

Michael Saalfeld

800 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Jordan Tucker

Distance Medley Relay

Zach Meineke

Distance Medley Relay

Jimmy Boeder

Distance Medley Relay

Matt Baller

Shot put

Brock Simonsen

Shot Put

Jordan Hinrichs

Shot Put

Derrick Woods

60m High Hurdles

Katie Swanson

600 meter run

Christina Lark

Weight Throw

Katie Werner

Shot Put

Erin Eitzmann

Pole vault

Chris Tegtmeier

Racewalk

Tom Stolee

Racewalk

Chris Dehning

Racewalk

Nathan Dreher

Racewalk

 

The indoor track season continues this weekend as the Bulldogs head off to two more separate meets, the Foster Classic in Kearney, Neb., and the Graphic Edge Meet in Vermillion, S.D.

Saalfeld earns GPAC honor

Michael Saalfeld of Concordia University, Nebraska has been honored as the Great Plains Athletic Conference/Hauff Mid-America Sports indoor track athlete-of-the-week for February 4 - February 10, 2008.

Saalfeld, a junior from David City, Nebraska, posted a time of 1:52.86 in placing fourth in the 800 meters at the Nebraska Adidas Classic at the Bob Devaney Center. The mark broke the Concordia school record and is the fastest GPAC and NAIA time this season.

Throwers continue dominance at Dalton Classic

16 FEB 2008

Results

Concordia University indoor track team looked to continue the momentum at the John Dalton Classic hosted by the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D.

The Bulldog throwers continued their dominance over the competition as personal best's and school records were the norm over the weekend. Senior Katie Werner set a new school record for the indoor shot put with a throw of 46'2.5" besting the old record by almost five inches. Senior Christina Lark came within one inch of setting a new school record in the weight throw, hitting 53'6.5" to take third place in the meet. The Concordia men's throwers took three of the top six places in the shot put as Jordan Hinirichs took third with a throw of 54' putting him second on the all time list, while Matt Baller and Brock Simonsen each has season bests with throws of 51'4.25" and 51'2.75" respectively. The throws were good enough for fifth and sixth places for the two. Simonsen also qualified for the national meet in the weight throw over the weekend. The Bulldogs also saw Dusty Morehead qualify for the national meet in the pole vault with a mark of 15'6".

The Concordia runners had a solid outing all over, most notably Zach Meineke taking first in the one mile with a time of 4:25.22. Michael Saalfeld continues to impress, taking second place in the 400 with a time of 50.57. The other notable finish for the Bulldogs was Emily Hansen who qualified for the national meet in the 3000 meter race walk with a time of 17:44.27

The complete list of Bulldogs who have qualified for the national meet is as follows:

 

Athlete

Event(s)

Michael Saalfeld

800 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Jordan Tucker

1000 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Zach Meineke

1000 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Jimmy Boeder

Distance Medley Relay

Drew Rodine

Triple Jump

Matt Baller

Shot put

Brock Simonsen

Shot Put, Weight Throw

Jordan Hinrichs

Shot Put

Derrick Woods

60m High Hurdles

Katie Swanson

600 meter run

Christina Lark

Weight Throw

Katie Werner

Shot Put, Weight Throw

Erin Eitzmann

Pole vault

Dusty Morehead

Pole vault

Cbarista Zehnder

Long Jump

MaryLou Andrews

800 meter run

Katie Lutmer

1000 meter run

Chris Tegtmeier

Racewalk

Tom Stolee

Racewalk

Chris Dehning

Racewalk

Nathan Dreher

Racewalk

Emily Hansen

Racewalk

 

The indoor track season continues this weekend as the Bulldogs head to the 2008 GPAC Indoor track and field championships at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.

Lark sets school record, Bulldogs 3rd at GPAC Championships

23 FEB 2008

Results

Concordia University indoor track team took third place for both the men's and women's meets at the GPAC indoor track championships held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.

The Concordia runners had solid outings at the championships. Katie Swanson was victorious in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.18 and Michael Saalfeld was the other Bulldog runner to win a race in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:52.96. The other notable finishers for Concordia were: Jordan Tucker, 2nd place finish in the 1000m, Zach Meineke, 2nd place finish in the 3000m, Emily Wolters, 4th place finish in the 600m, and Derrick Woods, 5th place in the 60m hurdles.

The Bulldog field event participants continued their dominance over the GPAC with Christina Lark winning the weight throw and setting a new school record in the process with a mark of 53'3.75". Dusty Morehead was also victorious for the Bulldogs, winning the pole vault with a mark of 15'8". Other notable finishes for the Bulldogs: Katie Werner, 2nd place in the shot put, Jill Pfiefer, 2nd place in the long jump, Jordan Hinrichs, 2nd place in the weight throw and 4th place in the shot put, Erin Eitzmann, 3rd place in the pole vault, and Brock Simonsen, 3rd place in the shot put.

The complete list of Bulldogs who have qualified for the national meet is as follows:

Athlete

Event(s)

Michael Saalfeld

800 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Jordan Tucker

1000 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Zach Meineke

1000 meter run, Distance Medley Relay

Jimmy Boeder

Distance Medley Relay

Drew Rodine

Triple Jump

Matt Baller

Shot put

Brock Simonsen

Shot Put, Weight Throw

Jordan Hinrichs

Shot Put

Derrick Woods

60m High Hurdles

Katie Swanson

600 meter run, 400 meter run

Christina Lark

Weight Throw

Katie Werner

Shot Put, Weight Throw

Erin Eitzmann

Pole vault

Dusty Morehead

Pole vault

Charista Zehnder

Long Jump

MaryLou Andrews

800 meter run

Katie Lutmer

1000 meter run

Emily Wolters

600 meter run

Chris Tegtmeier

Racewalk

Tom Stolee

Racewalk

Chris Dehning

Racewalk

Nathan Dreher

Racewalk

Emily Hansen

Racewalk

The indoor track season concludes with the NAIA national indoor track championships, in Johnson City, Tennessee, March 6-8, 2008.

Tegtmeier, Saalfeld win National Championships

6-8 MAR 2008

Concordia University sophomore Chris Tegtmeier and junior Michael Saalfeld are both now national champions after winning their respective events at the 2008 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Johnson City, Tenn.

The three-day event was hosted by Milligan College and Eastern Tennessee State University.

Tegtmeier, a Fairbury, Neb., native, established himself as one of the premiere race walkers in the country with his performance besting second place by over a minute. Tegtmeier finished the 3000 meter race with a time of 12:41.187 with the second place finisher, Thiago Ferreira of Missouri Valley, finishing with a time of 13:44.057.

Tegtmeier was also awarded NAIA All-America honors for his performance; this is his second consecutive year earning the honor.

Another Bulldog, junior Michael Saalfeld (David City, Neb.), also brought home a national championship in the 800 meter run. Saalfeld, also the Great Plains Athletic Conference   champion in the same event, came into the meet with the fastest qualifying time in the country. Saalfeld actually had one of the slower preliminary times running out of the third heat but was able to turn it up a notch to earn the victory in the final by three tenths of a second.

Concordia also added seven other athletes to the NAIA All-American lists with: Emily Hansen and Tom Stolee in the race walk, Erin Eitzman and Dusty Morehead in the pole vault and Christina Lark and Katie Werner in the weight throw.

Lark also set a new school record with a throw of 54'8.25", good enough for third place at the meet.

In the team scoring race the women were finished for 14th place with 15 points, while the men finished in seventh place with 25 points.

Track begins outdoor season

29 MAR 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska Track team kicked off the outdoor season with a sold outing at the Hastings Relays held in Hastings, Neb. Saturday.

Two conference champions from the Indoor season would pick up victories for the Men's team with Michael Saalfeld winning the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:09.75 while Dusty Morehead won the Pole Vault, clearing a height of 15-09.00 while two time All-American Luka Thor picked up the other victory for the Bulldog men in his first action after sitting out cross country and the indoor season due to injury. Thor won the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:31.62, besting second place by more than four seconds.

Other notable finishes for the Bulldog men: Derrick Woods, second in the 110 meter hurdles. Jordan Hinrichs, fourth in the hammer throw. Matt Baller, fourth in the shot put. Drew Rodine, second in the triple jump. Adam Birt, fifth in the 200 meter dash.

On the Women's side the throwers continued the dominance they established during the indoor season with former Bulldog thrower Christina Lark winning the weight throw while Katie Werner and Carly Stokebrand finished third and fourth respectively. Stokebrand also finished third in the javelin throw. Werner, the indoor champion in the shot put, also won the shot put competition at the meet Saturday with a throw of 42-9.50, the throw also qualified Werner for the NAIA National Outdoor Championship meet.

Charista Zehnder had a solid day for the Bulldog women sprinters, finishing second in both the 100 and 200 meter dash events. Katie Lutmer also added two second place finishes for Concordia in the 800 and 1500 meter runs for the Bulldogs.

Other notable finishes for the Bulldog women: Jill Pfiefer, fifth in the 100 meter dash. Katie Swanson, fifth in the 200 meter dash. Bethany Sutton, fourth in the 400 meter dash. Alicia Marteney, third in the 1500 meter run. Ann Hershberger, fourth in the 1500 meter run. Taylor Felix, fifth in the 5000 meter run. Emily Wolters, third in the 400 meter hurdles.

The Bulldogs will next be in action on April 5, 2008 at the Wayne State Invite in Wayne, Neb.

Throwers compete in Midland Throws Meet

3 APR 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska throwers got some extra work in by participating in the Midland Throws Meets in Fremont, Neb. Wednesday.

The Bulldogs had strong showings in all events participated in but most notably senior Katie Werner won the women's shot put with a throw of 44'10 ¾", a qualifying mark for nationals and finished second in the hammer throw behind former Bulldog Christina Lark (now competing un-attached) with a throw of 158' 5". Carly Stokebrand and Amy Sandefur each had solid outings for Concordia in the hammer throw, finishing fourth and sixth respectively. Stokebrand also finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 147' 5".

"Our overall performance was good." Said throwers coach Ed McLaughlin. "Almost everyone had a personal best in something that is a good sign we are heading in the right direction.  Obviously Katie had a great meet, getting 2nd in the hammer, to Lark, and 1st in the shot, winning by 4 ft.  Both were qualifying marks, and the she improved in the hammer by 9 ft.  As an event the women's hammer really stood out."

On the men's side Matt Baller and Jordan Hinrichs finished third and fourth respectively in the shot put. Baller's throw of 51' 4" was good enough to qualify for the NAIA National Outdoor Meet. Brock Simonsen finished third in the discus with a toss of 155' 4".

"On the men's side we are just going to have to work harder." Continued McLaughlin, "Matt Baller was the highlight of the day, he improved 2 feet in the hammer and qualified in the Shot."

The next meet for the Bulldogs is April 5 as Concordia heads to the Wayne State Invite in Wayne, Neb.

Bulldogs win 12 events at Wildcat Classic

5 APR 2008

The Concordia University track team picked up 12 victories (7 men and 5 women) this past weekend participating in the Wildcat Classic hosted by Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.

The Bulldog men had a very successful weekend with 7 even victories and numerous top five finishes. Senior Dusty Morehead picked up a victory in the pole vault with a height of 15' while Josh Tonniges tied for second at 14'. The Bulldog throwers continued to establish themselves taking the top three spots in the shot put as Matt Baller took the victory followed closely by Jordan Hinrichs and Brock Simonsen.

Simonsen was victorious in the discus throw with a distance of 159'7", besting second place by more than 17 feet. Luka Thor then went on to win the mile run with a time of 4:29.46. In the 400, Concordia's Michael Saalfeld placed first with a time of 50.26, while the Bulldogs Jimmy Boeder won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.09. The Bulldog men finished the day off winning the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 3:24.34.

The Bulldog women were equally as impressive, amassing five even victories, starting in the pole vault where Erin Eitzman placed first with a height of 11'5.75". The Bulldogs were also victorious in the triple jump when Holly Halambeck recorded a mark of 35'10.75". The Concordia 4X100 meter relay team picked up a victory with a time of 49.95. Katie Swanson continued to show improvement by winning the 400 with a time of 1:00.23. The final victory of the day for the Bulldogs came in the 200 as Charista Zehnder placed first with a time of 26.35.

Concordia will prepare now for its home meet, the Concordia Invite, which will take place April 11 and 12 at Bulldog Stadium.

Bulldogs host Concordia Invite

11-12 APR 2008

The Concordia University track team picked up 10 victories and 25 top five finishes in their first home meet of the 2008 outdoor season, the Concordia Invite, held Sunday at Bulldog Stadium in Seward, Neb.

The women's team was led by Katie Werner who picked up two victories for the Bulldogs, the first in the hammer throw with a toss of 150'9.5" defeating former Bulldog Christina Lark (now competing unattached) by just two inches. Werner was also victorious in the shot put with a winning throw of 40'9.5", besting second place by almost four inches. Charista Zehnder was victorious for Concordia in the long jump with a mark of 17'8.5".

In running events the Bulldogs won one of the most exciting events of the day in the 4 X 400 meter relay. M'Leigh Rempfer, running in the anchor sport for the Bulldogs, held a slight lead coming into the final turn and survived a bump for the Doane racer, regain her balance and hold off a late charge to give Concordia the victory with a time of 4:04.15.

Emily Wolters won the 400 meter hurdles as well as provisionally qualifying for the NAIA National Outdoor Championship meet with a time of 1:04.92. Other top five finished for the Bulldog women included: Charista Zehnder (4th place, 100), Katie Swanson (2nd place, 200), Amber Quinn (3rd place, 400), MaryLou Andrews (3rd place, 800), Katie Lutmer (2nd place, 1500), Taylor Felix (2nd place, 10,000), Jacque Wiseman (3rd place, 10,000), Rebecca Mol (3rd place, 3000 steeple chase), Erin Eitzman (5th place, pole vault), and Carly Stokebrand (5th place, discus and 4th place, hammer throw, and 3rd place, javelin).

The Concordia men were led by their All-Americans as all three won their respective events. Michael Saalfeld and Luka Thor won easily in the 800 and 10,000 meter run respectively. Saalfeld won by almost six seconds with a finishing time of 1:53.66 while Thor looked to be in late season form winning by 22 seconds and earning an automatic qualification for the national championships with a time of 31:43.93.

Concordia's other All-American in action on Sunday; Dusty Morehead won the pole vault, clearing a height of 14'7". Derrick Woods was victorious in the 400 meter hurdles as the Bulldogs finished 1-2-3 with Daniel Kober and Jimmy Boeder finishing second and third respectively. The final victory of the day went to Drew Rodine in the triple jump with a mark of 45'6.5".

Other top five finishes for Concordia were: Adam Birt (5th place, 400), Zach Meineke (5th place, 1500, 3rd place, 5000), Zane Grabau (3rd place, 10,000), Bryan Felker (4th place, 10,000), Derrick Woods (2nd place, 110 meter hurdles), Jon Grotefendt (5th place, 3000 steeplechase), Josh Tonniges (3rd place, pole vault), Jordan Hinrichs (2nd place, shot put, 2nd place, hammer throw), Matt Baller (4th place, shot put), and Brock Simonson (2nd place, discus).

Concordia will next be in action April 19, as they head to Crete, Neb. to take part in the Doane Relays.

Bulldogs win 10 events at GPAC Championships

3 MAY 2008

The Concordia University outdoor track team earned 10 event championships and numerous All-Conference finishes, as the both the men and women finished third in the team standings at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship meet, Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Bulldog men had eight champions beginning with Michael Saalfeld winning the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51.44. Zach Meineke easily won the men's 3000 meter steeplechase by 12 seconds with a finishing time of 9:27.68.

Luka Thor re-established his dominance as he won both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs. Thor had to fight off Doane's Sufin Kimo to win the 5,000 by just .80 with a finishing time of 15:16.15. Thor then went on to win the 10,000 easily by almost 20 seconds with a finishing time of 32:52.81.

The Bulldogs then took first, second, and third place in the finals of the 400 meter hurdles as Derrick Woods won with a time of 54.47. Woods was followed by fellow Bulldogs Daniel Kober and Jimmy Boeder who finished second and third respectively.

Dusty Morehead continued his dominance over the field as he won the pole vault of 4.75m he was followed closely by teammate Josh Tonniges who finished second with a vault of 4.65m

The final victory for the men came when junior Jordan Hinrichs won the men's hammer throw by over three feet. Hinrichs winning throw of a distance of 186'3".

On the women's side the Bulldogs first victory came in the 4X400 relay. The Concordia team of Emily Wolters, Amber Quinn, MaryLou Andrews, and Katie Swanson was victorious with a time of 3:57.77. The Bulldogs then won the 4X800 as the team of Andrews, Ann Hersberger, Alicia Marteney, and Katie Lutmer post a winning time of 9:26.67.

The final victory of the day was in the women's hammer throw. Amy Sandefur took first place for the Bulldogs with a mark of 156'11". Both men's and women's team finished third in the team standings, as the men registered 106.5 points while the women ended the day with 164 points. The Bulldogs also had numerous All-Conference finishes, to earn All-Conference honors a top eight finish is required. Those who had All-Conference finishes are listed below:

Men:

Michael Saalfeld

800m Run

Jordan Tucker

800m Run

Zach Meineke

3000m Steeplechase, 5000m Run

Jon Grotefendt

3000m Steeplechase

Luka Thor

5000m Run, 10000m Run

Bryan Felker

10000m Run

Zane Grabau

10000m Run

Derrick Woods

110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles

Jimmy Boeder

110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles

Daniel Kober

400m Hurdles

Drew Rodine

Triple Jump

Dusty Morehead

Pole Vault

Josh Tonniges

Pole Vault

Jordan Hinrichs

Shot Put, Hammer Throw

Brock Simonsen

Shot Put, Discus

Matt Baller

Shot Put

 

Women:

Charista Zehnder

100m Dash, Long Jump

Jill Pfeifer

100m Dash, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Katie Swanson

200m Dash, 400m Dash

MaryLou Andrews

800m Run

Rebecca Mol

3000m Steeplechase

Emilie Bourrett

3000m Steeplechase

Taylor Felix

10000m Run

Emily Wolters

400m Hurdles

Erin Eitzmann

Pole Vault

Katie Werner

Shot Put, Hammer Throw

Carly Stokebrand

Discus, Hammer Throw

Amy Sandefur

Hammer Throw

Saalfeld and Thor shine at Twilight Meet

9 MAY 2008

Six stadium track records fell Friday, May 9, at the annual Twilight Meet hosted by Concordia University in Seward, Neb. The late-season meet often attracts the Midwest's finest runners because it offers one of the last chances to record qualifying marks for national meets.

The first record to fall came in the women's 400 meter dash when Regan Carlstrom from Doane College who won the event with a time of 56.12. 

Amanda Godeman of Nebraska Wesleyan bested the time of the women's 3000 meter steeplechase with a winning time of 10:49.85, beating the previous record by almost 11 seconds.

The Mount Mercy men's 4 X 800 relay team set a new stadium record by being the first team to run such an event at Bulldog Stadium.

The Nebraska Wesleyan 4 X 100 relay team broke the 2000 Doane record of 40.98 by posting a time of 40.92.

Then it was the Bulldogs' turn to set new marks. It began with Luka Thor, running in the 5000 meter run, shattering the former record, 15:00.54, set by Levi Ashley of Nebraska Wesleyan in 2002, with an incredible time of 14:47.23, narrowly missing the school record, 14:42.80, set by Dr. Kregg Einspahr in 1981.[D1] 

Michael Saalfeld then closed the meet with a new stadium and school record time in 800 meter run, 1:49.60. Nick Suing held the previous record of 1:50.82, set in 2006.

Other notable finishes for the Bulldogs included:

Emily Hansen - New stadium record 3000 Meter Race Walk, 16.47.77
Emily Wolters - First place, 400 Meter Hurdles, 1:03.55
Erin Eitzman - Second place, Pole Vault, 11'6"
Charista Zehnder - First place, Long Jump, 18'7.5"
Katie Werner - First place, Shot Put, 44'
Jimmy Boeder - First place, 400 Meter Hurdles, 54.84
Daniel Kober - Second place, 400 Meter Hurdles, 55.23
Dusty Morehead - First place, Pole Vault 16'1"
Jordan Hinrichs - Second place, Shot Put, 53'3"

The Bulldogs will next be in action May 22-24 at the NAIA National Championship Meet in St. Louis, Mo.

Saalfeld wins national championship

22-24 MAY 2008

Concordia junior Michael Saalfeld was victorious in the final of the men's 800-meter run on Saturday at the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Edwardsville, Ill.

The three-day event was hosted by St. Louis Sports Commission, Lindenwood University, McKendree University and Missouri Baptist University.

Saalfeld, a David City, Neb. native, won a close race with a winning time of 1 minute 51.11 seconds, barely edging out Durrell Williams of Oklahoma Baptist University by .56. Saalfeld was also recognized as an All-American for his performance. This is Saalfeld's second national championship; he was the indoor champion in the 800 during the 2007-08 indoor season.

Another Bulldog, junior Dusty Morehead, earned All-American honors in the pole vault. Morehead finished second, clearing a height of 15 feet, 11 inches, the highest height cleared at the meet, but Ryan Musselman of Southern Oregon University was awarded first place on a judge's decision.

Senior Katie Werner also was awarded All-American status for finishing fourth in the shot put with a throw of 46-2 ¾.  

Sophomore Luka Thor collected his second All-American award of the national meet, finishing seventh in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:46.10.

Tegtmeier earns GPAC honor

Concordia's Chris Tegtmeier is the track athlete-of-the-week.  Tegtmeier, a sophomore from Fairbury, Nebraska, qualified for the United States National Team while competing at the IAAF World Race Walk Cup Trails.  His time of 1:34.46 in the 20K event qualifies him for the team that will compete at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary, Russia on May 10-11.  He will also compete at the US Olympic Trials in July.

Saalfeld and Wolters earn GPAC honor

Concordia's Emily Wolters and Michael Saalfeld have been named the GPAC track athletes-of-the-week.

Wolters, a junior from Atwood, Kansas, posted a time of 1:03.11 in the 400 meters at the Doane Relays. The mark is a Concordia school record, GPAC leading time, and fourth in the NAIA. The time also qualifies her for the NAIA National Championships in the event.

Saalfeld, a junior from David City, Nebraska, won the 800 meters at the Kansas Relays with a time of 1:52.39. The time is the best in the GPAC this year and fifth in the NAIA. Saalfeld was the NAIA Indoor Champion in the 800 meters (1:54.34).

Einspahr named GPAC Co-Coach of the Year

Dr. Kregg Einspahr, head track and field coach at Concordia University, Nebraska, was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year. Einspahr shares the honor with Ed Fye of Doane College.

Einspahr helped lead the squad to a third place finish at the GPAC Championships held May 3 in Sioux City, Iowa. In addition the Bulldogs were also third during at the GPAC Indoor Championships.

At the conference championship meet the Bulldogs won 10 events and 28 Concordia athletes were honored with all-conference distinctions. The Bulldogs are currently preparing to travel to St. Louis, Mo., for the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Championships to be held May 22-24.

Sixteen Bulldogs earn scholar-athlete honor

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the Daktronics-NAIA Track and Field Scholar-Athletes. To be honored as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

For the 2007-08 academic year, there is a total of 282 women's and 167 men's track and field athletes that have qualified for the honor. The ladies represent 80 different NAIA institutions and the men represent 71 institutions.

The following athletes have been selected as NAIA Scholar-Athletes from Concordia University, Nebraska:

Bryan Felker           Jr.        O'Neill, Neb.

Kyle Johnson          Sr.       O'Neill, Neb.

Jonathan Rempfer  Sr.       Newhall, Iowa

Joel Sattgast           Sr.       Huron, S.D.

Chad Wilshusen     Jr.        Fremont, Neb.

Marylou Andrews    Jr.        Aurora, Neb.

Erin Eitzmann         Sr.       Superior, Neb.

Kayla Engel             Jr.        Columbus, Neb.

Holly Halambeck     Jr.        Mosinee, Wis.

Rebecca Mol           Jr.        Flint, Mich.

Jill Pfeifer                Jr.        Madison, Neb.

Katie Swanson       Jr.        Columbus, Neb.

Katie Werner          Sr.       Syracuse, Neb.

Jacque Wiseman   Jr.        LaGrande, Ore.

Emily Wolters         Jr.        Atwood, Kan.

Rachel Woodburn       Jr.        York, Neb.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the Daktronics-NAIA Track and Field Scholar-Athletes. To be honored as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

For the 2007-08 academic year, there is a total of 282 women's and 167 men's track and field athletes that have qualified for the honor. The ladies represent 80 different NAIA institutions and the men represent 71 institutions.

The following athletes have been selected as NAIA Scholar-Athletes from Concordia University, Nebraska:

Bryan Felker           Jr.        O'Neill, Neb.

Kyle Johnson          Sr.       O'Neill, Neb.

Jonathan Rempfer  Sr.       Newhall, Iowa

Joel Sattgast           Sr.       Huron, S.D.

Chad Wilshusen     Jr.        Fremont, Neb.

Marylou Andrews    Jr.        Aurora, Neb.

Erin Eitzmann         Sr.       Superior, Neb.

Kayla Engel             Jr.        Columbus, Neb.

Holly Halambeck     Jr.        Mosinee, Wis.

Rebecca Mol           Jr.        Flint, Mich.

Jill Pfeifer                Jr.        Madison, Neb.

Katie Swanson       Jr.        Columbus, Neb.

Katie Werner          Sr.       Syracuse, Neb.

Jacque Wiseman   Jr.        LaGrande, Ore.

Emily Wolters         Jr.        Atwood, Kan.

Rachel Woodburn       Jr.        York, Neb.