Bulldogs open Concordia Classic with four multi event competitors

By on Jan. 29, 2016 in Track & Field

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia track & field team had four athletes compete in the first day of the Concordia Classic Indoor Meet on Friday. The opening day of the meet featured the women’s pentathlon and the first four events of the men’s heptathlon.

The fourth-ranked women’s team had two Bulldogs competing in the multi events. Junior Alayna Daberkow finished sixth with 3,000 points which is an NAIA qualifying time. Junior Anna Beune recorded 2,618 points and finished in 11th place.

Daberkow posted an 800 meter time of 2:22.25 and slotted second. The junior finished the 60 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 9.76, good for eighth place in the event.

“Honestly I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first multi event meet,” Daberkow said. “This was good to have everything at once and know what to expect in the future. I was happy with how I did. Today was a good test of my focus going into different events. Giving myself enough time to rest between events is tough to juggle that with when I need to warm up...I need to stay mentally tough.”

The men’s heptathlon started on Friday with the first four events. Two more Bulldogs, junior Lucas Wiechman and junior Thomas Matik, competed for fifth-ranked Concordia in the multi events. Wiechmann sits in second place with a score of 2,657 while Matik is in 12th slot with a point total of 2,043.

Wiechmann finished second in three events, including personal bests in the long jump with a leap of 22-01 and the 60 meter dash with a 7.18 mark.

The Concordia Classic will conclude tomorrow inside the Walz Fieldhouse. Multi events will kick off the day at 8:45 a.m. with field events following at 11 a.m. A full schedule can be found HERE