Potrzeba, Wood complete cross country careers at national championships

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 21, 2015 in Cross Country

By Taylor Mueller, Athletic Communications Student Assistant

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three Concordia Bulldogs made the cross country trip to Charlotte, N.C., to compete at the 2015 NAIA Cross Country National Championships. For two of the athletes, it was the final cross country race of their collegiate careers.

Senior Kim Wood crossed the finish line in 19:08 to finish in 120th place among 321 runners. Sophomore Emily Sievert placed 129th in 19:27. Wood placed 10th among GPAC finishers while Sievert was 13th against GPAC competition.

“It was definitely a learning experience,” said Sievert who competed in her first NAIA championship race. “I didn’t get out hard enough in the first mile which made it difficult to finish in a good position, but it was a fun race and something to learn from for the next time around.”

Senior and lone male Bulldog Jordan Potrzeba took 96th place out of 326 total runners. Potrzeba finished in 26:15 and placed third among GPAC finishers.

Both of head coach Kregg Einspahr’s teams finished the season listed among others receiving votes in the national poll.