SEWARD, Neb. – As announced on Friday (June 4), the Concordia University Cross Country program has unveiled its 2021 schedule. The slate features four regular season dates prior to the GPAC Championships in November. The ’21 campaign will kick off with the Augustana University Twilight on Sept. 3.
Head Coach Matt Beisel’s men’s and women’s squads competed in six races during the 2020 season. At last year’s conference championships in Yankton, S.D., the Bulldogs placed fourth on the women’s side and sixth on the men’s side. The women climbed as high as No. 22 in the NAIA coaches’ poll while the men received votes late in the campaign. Both teams captured one meet title – the men won the Hastings Bronco Stampede and the women took first at the Dean White Invitational.
In a unique event, the Augustana Twilight begins at 8:30 p.m. CT. Following the opening meet of the season, Concordia will venture to Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D., for back-to-back meets: the Morningside Invite (Sept. 17) and the Briar Cliff Invite (Oct. 1). The season will continue at the Mount Marty Invite on Oct. 23 prior to the conference meet. Northwestern will serve as the host of the GPAC Championships on Nov. 6. The Bulldogs hope their season will extend to Nov. 19 when the NAIA National Championships are held in Fort Vancouver, Wash.