GPAC Preview (including links to live coverage)
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – A trio of Bulldogs put together all-conference performances as the 2021 GPAC Indoor Track & Field Championships kicked off with multi-events on Friday (Feb. 19). As meet host, Dordt has welcomed conference competitors to the Recreation Center in Sioux Center, Iowa. Between the men’s heptathlon and women’s pentathlon, eight athletes represented Concordia University Track & Field on day one of the championship meet.
Head Coach Matt Beisel’s program entered the meet with NAIA national rankings of second on the women’s side and fourth on the men’s side, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The three top-eight place finishes in the women’s pentathlon amounted to 13.5 team points, putting Concordia roughly on pace with pre-meet seed markings. The Bulldogs who earned team points were senior Emily Loy (third; 3,129), freshman Amy Richert (fourth; 3,124) and senior Kennedy Mogul (sixth; 3,031). Junior Kaylee Boyle (ninth; 2,713) and freshman Natalya Wells (2,451; 11th) also competed in the pentathlon. Mogul won the GPAC pentathlon title a year ago.
Junior Cody Williams hopes to claim a GPAC title in the heptathlon by the time the dust settles on Saturday. The native of Imperial, Neb., stands in second place (2,713) behind Doane’s Sergio Arcos (2,797) with four of seven events completed. Concordia senior Jeremiah Reeser also enjoyed a fine day in compiling 2,572 points, putting him in third place. The Bulldogs have positioned themselves to potentially outperform the seed markings in the heptathlon.
Action will resume with the heptathlon at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. with running events to start at 2 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 8:25 p.m.