Meet Info: 2021 Concordia Outdoor Invite

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 6, 2021 in Track & Field

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Track & Field program is getting ready to host a meet for the first time this outdoor season and for the first time since the Twilight Meet took place on May 10, 2019. Head Coach Matt Beisel’s squads opened up the 2021 outdoor campaign with visits to the Grand View Viking Relays and the Hastings Bronco Invite. This weekend’s Concordia Outdoor Invite will feature athletes from seven different institutions. Select events will take place on Friday before the meet heats up on Saturday.


Concordia University Outdoor Invite
April 9-10
Bulldog Stadium | Seward, Neb.
Meet Schedule
Live Results: Black Squirrel (No live video)
--Spectators are allowed to attend; advance tickets can be purchased here: Admission will also be taken on site. Fans are required to wear masks upon entry and should continue to wear them inside the facility, when proper distancing cannot be maintained.

Competing Teams
Bellevue University
Concordia University
Doane University
Hastings College
Midland University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
York College


It’s been an impressive start to the season for the Bulldogs, who checked in with USTFCCCA NAIA national rankings of first for the women and sixth for the men last week. The women boast a deep group of throwers led by Addie Shaw, who ranks either first or second nationally in three separate events. Concordia currently has five automatic national qualifiers in the women’s discus. Meanwhile, Erin Painter is the national leader in the discus and Liz Stottlemyre paces the country in the javelin. On the men’s side, Jacob Cornelio is the national leader in the hammer.

So far this outdoor season, Bulldog athletes have combined for 15 automatic national qualifying marks and another eight that meet the provisional qualifying standard (full list below). In last week’s action, both Sarah Lewis (100 hurdles) and Josie Puelz (pole vault) broke outdoor school records. Concordia claimed a total of 15 event titles at the Bronco Invite.

List of ‘A’ and ‘B’ national qualifying standards

·        Jordyn Anderson – shot put (B, 43’ 2 ¼”)

·        Dagne’ Buck – hammer (B, 173’ 10”)

·        Olivia Buschow – discus (B, 141’ 6”)

·        Jacob Cornelio – hammer (A, 203’ 6”)

·        Morgan De Jong – discus (A, 145’ 5”)

·        Sarah Huss – discus (A, 146’ 10”)

·        Cade Kleckner – 200 meters (A, 21.35)

·        Sarah Lewis – 100 hurdles (B, 14.63)

·        Elle Luehr – shot put (A, 44’ 5 ½”)

·        Erin Mapson – pole vault (A, 12’ 7 ¾”)

·        Alli Owings – discus (A, 145’ 3”)

·        Erin Painter – discus (A, 159’ 11”)

·        Jerod Peters – shot put (B, 51’ 3”)

·        Josie Puelz – pole vault (A, 12’ 11 ½”)

·        Sarah Ragland – hammer (A, 174’ 3”)

·        Addie Shaw – shot put (A, 46’ 10”); discus (A, 151’); hammer (A, 177’ 2”)

·        Bethany Shaw – discus (B, 143’ 11”); hammer (B, 160’ 5”)

·        Liz Stottlemyre – javelin (A, 148’ 1”)

·        Chris Wren – hammer (A, 178’ 8”)

·        Zach Zohner – pole vault (B, 15’ 5”)

A new set of national rankings will be released by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday. Following the Concordia Invite, the Bulldogs will look forward to competing at Doane’s Jim Dutcher Invite on April 16-17.