LINCOLN, Neb. – The second-ranked Concordia track and field team competed at the Prairie Wolf Invite on Friday. Seven Bulldogs set a new personal record and one tied a personal best mark. Concordia registered 17 NAIA qualifying marks during the meet.
Kim Wood set a new personal standard in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:35.82 to place first. The time was not only another national qualifying mark but also places her third on Concordia’s all-time list.
The Bulldog throwers again showed a dominant presence, taking 29 of the top-10 spots in seven different throwing events. The women set three new PR’s in the discus. Stephanie Coley took second place with a mark of 160-11. Kali Robb placed fourth and set her new career best at 151-11 which is 12’ further than her previous personal best. Jan Steinbrueck also set a new mark at 146-00 for ninth. Katricia Svoboda finished seventh with a throw of 148-05 while Kattie Cleveland recorded a toss of 143-10 for 10th place. All five reached NAIA qualifying marks in the discus.
Coley and Cleveland also registered top-10 qualifying marks in the hammer throw, placing third and sixth, respectively. Liz King finished second with a throw of 179-09. Tying a career best was Sydney Meyer who turned in a throw of 175-00 for fourth place.
On the men’s side, Josh Slechta placed first in the discus (175-07) and second in the hammer throw (200-05). Zach Lurz reached 167-05 in the discus for second place, 56-01.75 in the shot put also for second and 186-05 in the hammer for fifth. Setting personal bests in the hammer throw were Philip Kruetzer (177-06) and Adam Aschenbrenner (174-02) both were NAIA qualifying marks.
Tyrell Reichert finished in seventh place in the pole vault with a career high 15-01.75.
A handful of Concordia track and field athletes will compete tomorrow at the Emporia State Twilight Meet in Emporia, Kan. Action is slated to get underway at 4 p.m.
Below is a list of NAIA qualifying marks set at the Prairie Wolf Invite on Friday.
NAIA Qualifying Marks
- Kattie Cleveland – hammer throw (172-11); discus (143-10)
- Stephanie Coley – hammer throw (177-09); discus (160-11)
- Liz King – hammer throw (179-09); javelin (140-04)
-Sydney Meyer – hammer throw (175-00)
-Kali Robb – discus (151-11)
-Jan Steinbrueck – discus (146-00)
-Katricia Svoboda – discus (148-05); javelin (134-06)
-Kim Wood – 1,500 meters (4:34.82)
-Adam Aschenbrenner – hammer throw (174-02)
-Trey Barnes – discus (164-04); shot put (52-10.75)
-Philip Kreutzer – hammer throw (177-06)
-Zach Lurz – discus (167-05); shot put (56-01.75); hammer throw (186-05)
-Josh Slechta – discus (175-07); hammer throw (200-05)