Meet Info: 2023 Jim Dutcher Memorial hosted by Doane

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 19, 2023 in Track & Field

April 19 USTFCCA NAIA Rating Index: Men | Women

SEWARD, Neb. – Week No. 5 of the 2023 outdoor season will feature a trip to nearby Doane for this weekend’s Jim Dutcher Memorial. Due to expected colder temperatures on Saturday, Doane has reconfigured the meet. Action will take place on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The combined events schedule remained in place, however, the bulk of the rest of the meet is now set to be held on Sunday. The full meet schedule can be found via the link below. Inclement weather also wreaked havoc upon last week’s Concordia Invite. Head Coach Matt Beisel’s program hosted athletes from 11 institutions at the Concordia Invite, which canceled all running events (with the exception of the racewalk).

Meet Info

Jim Dutcher Memorial
April 20-21, 23 | Al Papik Field & Lauritsen Track
--Meet Schedule (PDF) | Live Results

In this week’s NAIA Rating Index released by the USTFCCCA, the Bulldogs achieved national rankings of 16th on the women’s side and 21st on the men’s side. The ratings are calculated based on the marks and times recorded so far this outdoor season, as reported to TFRRS. Through four weeks of outdoor competition, Concordia athletes have combined for seven ‘A’ standards and 10 ‘B’ standards. Five auto marks were put on the board at the Central Nebraska Challenge on April 1. Below is a listing of those marks.

·        Matthew Boyer – B, Javelin (182’ 4”)

·        Lauren Dawson – B, 5,000m Racewalk (28:34.84)

·        Jenna Esch – B, 400 Meters (57.08)

·        Jordan Koepke – A, 400 Hurdles (1:02.71)

·        Erin Mapson – A, Pole Vault (11’ 11 ¾”)

·        Ben Moll – B, Hammer Throw (178’)

·        Hannah Newton – B, High Jump (5’ 5”)

·        Erin Painter – B, Discus (139’ 7”)

·        Kamryn Pokorney – B, Hammer Throw (164’ 6”)

·        Josie Puelz – A, Pole Vault (12’ 3 ½”)

·        Adrianna Rodencal – A, 100 Hurdles (14.15)

·        Calvin Rohde – B, 1,500 Meters (3:54.98); B, 5,000 Meters (14:42.28)

·        Darien Semedo – A, Hammer Throw (184’ 4”)

·        Kayla Svoboda – B, Pole Vault (11’ 7 ¾”)

·        Chris Wren – A, Hammer Throw (187’ 5”)

·        Zach Zohner – A, Pole Vault (16’ 5 ¼”)

Fresh automatic national qualifying marks were added last week at the Concordia Invite by Erin Mapson in the pole vault (11’ 11 ¾”) and Chris Wren in the hammer throw (187’ 5”). In addition, six Bulldogs came away with event titles: Matthew Boyer (javelin), Lauren Dawson (racewalk), Carson Fehlhafer (discus), Hannah Newton (high jump), Josie Puelz (pole vault) and Joel Rathe (long jump). Dawson broke her own school record in the 5,000-meter racewalk by clocking in at 28:34.84, a ‘B’ standard that ranks No. 9 nationally (best in the GPAC). Dawson was recognized early in the day on Wednesday as the GPAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Once the Dutcher Memorial is in the books, Concordia will have only two meets remaining prior to the 2023 GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 5-6). Up next will be the Drake Relays (April 27-29) and the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite (April 28-29). The Bulldogs will host their final home meet of 2023 when they put on the annual Concordia Twilight, which is scheduled for May 12.