Both Concordia Cross Country teams are preparing themselves to make runs at NAIA national championship berths. Coach Beisel's Bulldogs will be led by the likes of returning national qualifiers Rylee Haecker, Calvin Rohde and Camden Sesna.
Concordia taught Andrew Walquist many lessons on how to build relationships, how to overcome emotional hardship, how to praise Jesus and how to become one of the best competitors in Concordia cross country and track history.
Healthy and mentally rejuvenated, Kearney, Neb., native Camden Sesna has thrived this fall while leading the way for the Bulldogs at every meet. A year after a tough finish to cross country, Sesna sees a positive outlook ahead of him.
While focusing their mentality around the mottos of "step up" and "run as one," the Concordia Cross Country teams are putting behind last season. The Bulldogs have high hopes for 2021.
The Concordia men's and women's cross country teams enter 2020 aspiring to "leave no doubt" as it pertains to their status on the conference and national levels.
Alum Dan Cloeter captured four-straight individual cross country conference championships and later won the first-ever Chicago Marathon. His remarkable career has also included 42 years as a pastor.
Even in the time apart, sophomore-to-be Kylahn Heritage can feel the close bond between her cross country teammates. Heritage is "fired up" for the 2020 season and ready to see her teammates again.
The Concordia women's cross country team closed the gap in 2019 while winning a GPAC title and placing 12th at the NAIA National Championships. This piece details the journey from preseason all the way to nationals.
Cross country teams chock full of key returners are getting set to officially open up their 2018 seasons on Friday night. Head coach Matt Beisel's squads are led by seniors Taylor Grove and Thomas Taylor.
Led by Molly (Engel) Christensen, head coach Kregg Einspahr's 2004 women's cross country team dominated its conference competition, galloped to a national runner-up finish and into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame.