LAWRENCE, Kan. – A group of nine athletes representing the Concordia University track and field programs, mostly discus throwers, competed on Friday (April 20) at the Kansas Relays hosted by the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Friday marked the lone day for Bulldogs to appear at KU. They were accompanied by assistant coaches Wayne Earney and Ed McLaughlin.
Concordia loaded up in the women’s discus, entering six competitors into the event. Junior Samantha Liermann led the way with a sixth-place finish thanks to a personal best of 143’ 8.” She was joined in the discus by teammates Carley Skorepa (140’ 2,” 11th), Adrianna Shaw (140’ 1,” 12th), Bethany Shaw (137’ 6,” 13th), Morgan De Jong (132,’ 16th) and Jan Steinbrueck. On the men’s side, Jacob Cornelio, placed 19th in the discus (138’).
Standout triple jumpers Scott Johnson and Leah Larson also made up the field of athletes at the Kansas Relays. Larson turned in a mark of 36’ 2 ¼” and placed eighth. Meanwhile, Johnson checked in at 45’ 9 ¼,” placing 13th. Johnson has qualified for nationals in the triple jump.
Most of Concordia’s competitors at the Kansas Relays came from the NCAA Division II, NAIA and junior college levels.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sunday at the Jim Dutcher Invite hosted by Doane. The meet was originally scheduled to run Friday and Saturday but was pushed back due to the threat of rain showers. A revised schedule for the meet can be viewed HERE.