Koepke hurdles way to GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 5, 2023 in Track & Field

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second week in a row, the Concordia University Track & Field women’s program has been awarded the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. The latest award winner, as announced on Wednesday (April 5), is Bulldog sophomore Jordan Koepke. A week earlier, Rylee Haecker picked up the same honor. Taking into account both indoor and outdoor, Concordia has pulled in seven GPAC weekly awards in 2022-23.

A native of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Jordan Koepke made her one event count at last week’s Central Nebraska Challenge. She placed first in the 400 meter hurdles in an automatic national qualifying time of 1:02.71. That time places Koepke at No. 1 in the GPAC and at No. 6 in the NAIA on the current 2023 outdoor performance lists. Koepke owns the school record in the 400 hurdles with the GPAC meet record of 59.90 that she clocked a year ago. This past indoor season, Koepke earned her fifth career All-America plaque while helping the team’s 4x400 meter relay to a sixth-place finish at the national meet.

Koepke and the Bulldogs will return to action this Friday at the Central College Dutch Invitational in Pella, Iowa. Details on the meet can be found HERE.

2022-23 GPAC Athletes of the Week
April 5 – Jordan Koepke (Track)
March 29 – Rylee Haecker (Track)
Feb. 15 – Josie Puelz (Field); Adrianna Rodencal (Track)
Feb. 8 – Calvin Rohde (Track)
Feb. 1 – Calvin Rohde (Track)
Dec. 14 – Amy Richert (Field)