SEWARD, Neb. – A starring performance at the Morningside Invitational has led to Concordia University’s Camden Sesna being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Runner of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (Sept. 22). Sesna is the first Bulldog Cross Country competitor to garner a weekly award this season and the first since Kylahn Heritage was named GPAC Runner of the Week in September 2020.
A native of Kearney, Neb., Sesna clocked a personal best 8k time of 25:39.16 at the Morningside Invite, which was held at Adams Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, S.D. Sesna placed second overall at the meet while helping Concordia to a team title. His time is currently the best of any GPAC runner this season. Sesna also ran a four-mile time of 20:44.53 (35th place out of 344 runners) at the season opening Augustana Twilight. This past outdoor track season, Sesna was the GPAC runner up in the steeplechase.
With Sesna’s help, the Bulldogs have moved up to No. 3 in this week’s GPAC ratings (ranked sixth in the preseason). Concordia will return to Adams Nature Preserve again on Friday, Oct. 1 for the Briar Cliff Invite.