Meet Info: Graduate Classic/Nisely Memorial

By Jacob Knabel on Jan. 13, 2022 in Track & Field

SEWARD, Neb. – More than a month has gone by since Concordia University Track & Field opened the 2021-22 indoor season by hosting the Bulldog Early Bird Meet (Dec. 10-11). The break will end this weekend as the Bulldogs will take part in both the University of Nebraska Graduate Classic and the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic hosted by Doane. Head Coach Matt Beisel’s squads will quickly ramp things up by competing in meets in each of the next six weeks – all in eastern Nebraska.

January 14-15 Meets

University of Nebraska Graduate Classic (Jan. 14-15)
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Doane University Scott Nisely Memorial Classic (Jan. 15)
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Concordia has entered a number of its top athletes into the Graduate Classic held inside the Devaney Center. The complete list can be viewed below. The field of competitors at the Graduate Classic will include two-time 400 meter national champion Rachel Battershell, who did not compete at the Early Bird Meet. Battershell will run the open 400 meters and join December GPAC Athlete of the Week Sarah Lewis in the 4x400 meter relay. Lewis has already qualified for nationals in two individual events. The majority of Bulldogs will be at Fuhrer Field House in Crete for the Nisely Memorial Classic.

Concordia athletes combined for eight automatic national qualifying marks and three ‘B’ national qualifying standards at the Early Bird. Here is the list of those marks:

·        Women’s 4x400m relay – A (3:53.73)

·        Andy Amos – A, weight throw (57’ 10 ¼”)

·        Olivia Buschow – B, weight throw (52’ 10 ¾”)

·        Amira Cummings – A, pole vault (11’ 6 ½”)

·        Morgan De Jong – A, weight throw (55’ 5”)

·        Sarah Lewis – A, 400 meters (57.34); A, 60 hurdles (8.87)

·        Wyatt Loga – B, high jump (6’ 7”)

·        Josie Puelz – A, pole vault (13’ 2 ¼”)

·        Amy Richert – No. 4 in NAIA in pentathlon (3,407)

·        Calvin Rohde – B, 3,000 meters (8:38.77)

·        Chris Wren – A, weight throw (61’ 8 ½”)

Graduate Classic Entrants

Friday, Jan. 14

Men’s High Jump
Jacob Glines
Wyatt Loga

Women’s Pole Vault
Josie Puelz
Amira Cummings

Women’s 60m Hurdles
Sarah Lewis
Amy Richert
Kailee Boyle

Women’s 60m Dash
Brittney Aitken
Emily Loseke
Hannah Mulligan

Women’s 400m Dash
Rachel Battershell
Sarah Lewis
Trinity Tuls

Men’s 400m Dash
Mark Cooke
Grant Lammers
Colton Meyer

Women’s 1000m Run
Rylee Haecker

Men’s 1000m Run
Sam Plante
Calvin Rohde

Women’s Mile Run
Grace Reiman

Men’s Mile Run
Camden Sesna

Saturday, Jan. 15

Women’s 600m Run
Jacee Pfeifer

Women’s 200m Dash
Brittney Aitken
Emily Loseke
Hannah Mulligan

Men’s 200m Dash
Jacob Jennings
Cade Kleckner

Women’s Distance Medley Relay
Haecker, Bauer, Reiman, Heritage

Men’s Distance Medley Relay
Sesna, Lammers, Plante, Rohde

Women’s 4x4 Relay
Pfeifer, Lewis, Tuls, Battershell

Men’s 4x4 Relay
Kleckner, Jennings, Cooke, Meyer

UP NEXT: The Bulldogs will host the Concordia Polar Dog Invite on Jan. 22. The tentative schedule can be viewed HERE.