Boellstorff busts out big toss on final day at Wildcat Classic

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 26, 2017 in Track & Field

WAYNE, Neb. – The hammer throw and javelin were the lone events contested on Sunday, the final day of the Wildcat Classic hosted by Wayne State College. A 2015 national champ in the hammer throw, senior Cody Boellstorff appears poised to compete for another title. He easily outdistanced the field in Sunday’s competition while headlining the efforts of the Concordia University track and field teams.

With national qualifying marks produced by Boellstorff and Sydney Meyer on the final day of the meet, the Bulldogs finished the weekend with a total of eight automatic qualifying performances.

Last outdoor season, former teammate Josh Slechta took over the school record in the hammer by popping off a toss of 210’ 10.” With his throw of 205’ 7” on Sunday, Boellstorff came within an eyelash of his own personal best and will likely have put himself atop the national leaderboard following the first week of the outdoor season for head coach Matt Beisel’s programs. Also in the men’s hammer, Philip Kreutzer (169’ 9”) and Jacob Cornelio (169’ 1”) turned in ‘B’ standard national marks.

Meyer secured her spot at the national championships with her throw of 172’ 9” in the hammer. Teammate Tricia Svoboda, already a qualifier in the discus, fell just short of the ‘B’ mark in the hammer. Svoboda and Meyer were also the top two place finishers in the women’s javelin.

In Saturday’s action at Wayne State, Allie Brooks broke the school outdoor pole vault record, giving her both program pole vault standards. Seven of Concordia’s current eight national qualifying marks are in the throws.

The Bulldogs will travel west for their next meet – the Bronco Open hosted by Hastings. The action next Saturday is slated to get started at 10 a.m. CT.

Automatic national qualifiers at Wildcat Classic

  • Cody Boellstorff (hammer throw)
  • Allie Brooks (pole vault)
  • Samantha Liermann (shot put)
  • Sydney Meyer (hammer throw)
  • Kali Robb (discus; shot put)
  • Adrianna Shaw (shot put)
  • Tricia Svoboda (discus)