For the fifth year in a row, Concordia Track & Field will open the indoor season by hosting the Bulldog Early Bird Meet. Athletes from 12 competing institutions will join Concordia inside the Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 8-9).
The 2023-24 indoor track & field schedule has been set as Head Coach Matt Beisel used the copy-and-paste method from past campaigns to formulate the upcoming season catalog. The season will get underway for the fifth year in a row with the Bulldog Early Bird Meet.
Josie Puelz earned the third Scholar Athlete of the Year award of her career as one of 40 Bulldogs to be named All-Academic Athletes by the USTFCCCA. Additionally, both Concordia squads earned All-Academic Team status.
With only a cinder track and no dedicated indoor facilities, Coach John Knight went to work building up the Concordia Cross Country and Track & Field programs. He succeeded in landing some of the top athletes in school history.
A two-time pole vault All-American and three-time GPAC champion, Zach Bennetts has been named the 2022-23 NAIA Track & Field All-American of the Year. He was joined with All-America accolades by Calvin Rohde and Zach Zohner.
Rachel Battershell headlined the list of five Bulldogs to earn Academic All-America awards from College Sports Communicators. Battershell was recognized as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for NAIA women's track & field.
A group of 10 Bulldogs from the Concordia Track/Cross Country programs earned distinction as 2022-23 Academic All-District® award winners, as announced by College Sports Communicators on Wednesday (May 31).
Thanks to their performances at the 2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, nine Bulldogs have earned All-America honors for the outdoor season. Six of the honorees are repeat All-Americans.
Seven Bulldogs earned spots on the All-America podium on the final day of the 2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The highlights included a school record for Rylee Haecker and a sendoff for the accomplished Rachel Battershell.
In highlighting day two of the 2023 NAIA outdoor meet, the Concordia women’s 4x400 meter relay blazed to a first-place time in its heat of the prelims and Austen Rozelle crashed the All-America party in the discus. Twelve total Bulldogs competed.
He can help fix your roof and he can make you smile. National champion track star and alum Michael Saalfeld owns a fun and endearing personality to go along with all the accolades.
There had been many close calls and a series of national runner-up claims made by Concordia athletic teams in a variety of sports. In May of 2015, men's track & field broke through with a long-awaited team national title.
She's a GPAC champion, a "pro hammocker" and a "novice kayaker." Kennedy Mogul is helping uplift her teammates during these strange times with her colorful personality.
A senior in the class of 2020, Jacob Cornelio has made the decision to return in the spring of 2021 to complete his outdoor track and field eligibility. He discussed that decision and his NAIA weight throw title.
Concordia track and field was fortunate to complete its indoor season, but then had the 2020 outdoor campaign wiped out. Coach Matt Beisel expects this to be just a temporary speed bump for his programs.
Named GPAC Athlete of the Year as just a sophomore, Rachel Battershell became an elite athlete in short order. The Wyoming native sees no limits to what she can do with God at her side.
A two-time discus national champion, senior Addie Shaw shows her teammates the path to success in leading by example. The small-town Nebraskan is a jack-of-all-trades with the ability to reach the podium many times in 2020.
Jacob Cornelio enters his senior hopeful of adding his name to the long list of throws national champions at Concordia. However, the native of Elk Grove, Calif., is so much more than his credentials.
Both Concordia programs expect a lot of themselves after placing in the top 10 nationally a year ago. The Bulldogs will be led by stars like Jacob Cornelio, Adrianna Shaw, Cody Williams and many others.
Incoming Bulldogs Chase Berry and Josie Puelz are getting set for a unique opportunity to rub elbows with Olympians at the Capitol District Pole Vault in Omaha on Aug. 1. Berry and Puelz bring lofty expectations to Concordia.