Schedule Release: 2022 Concordia Cross Country

By Jacob Knabel on Jun. 27, 2022 in Cross Country

2022 Concordia Cross Country Schedule

SEWARD, Neb. – For the fourth time in five seasons, the Concordia Cross Country squads will get their seasons started under the lights at the Augustana Twilight. The twilight meet set for Sept. 2 will kick off a 2022 slate that was announced on Monday (June 27). Head Coach Matt Beisel will lead the Bulldogs into five official regular season meets throughout this coming fall, which will culminate with the NAIA national meet in mid-November.

Beisel’s squads are coming off 2021 GPAC team place finishes of fourth for the men and fifth for the women. All three individual national qualifiers from last season are back for 2022: Rylee Haecker, Calvin Rohde and Camden Sesna. The women’s program celebrated a GPAC title as recently as 2019.

As part of the preseason, Concordia will host its annual Blue-White Alumni Run on Aug. 27. The regular season meets to follow are the Augustana Twilight (Sept. 2), the Greeno/Dirksen Invite (Sept. 17) co-hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan, the Dean White Invitational (Sept. 24) hosted by Doane, the Holiday Inn Express Classic (Oct. 8) hosted by Dordt and the Mount Marty Invite (Oct. 22). This will mark the first time the Bulldogs have appeared in Lincoln, for what was formerly known as the Woody Greeno Invite, since the 2015 season.

Jamestown will serve as the host of the 2022 GPAC Cross Country Championships on Nov. 5. Following the conference meet, the Bulldogs hope to plan a trip to the 2022 NAIA Men’s and Women's Cross Country Championships, which will move this year to Tallahassee, Fla., and will take place on Nov. 18. A year ago, the national meet was staged in Vancouver, Wash.