Seven-time NAIA All-American Rylee Haecker garnered GPAC Track Athlete of the Week honors after winning races in the 1,500 meters and as part of the 4x800 meter relay at the Grand View Viking Relays.
A group made up of mostly distance runners and throwers represented Concordia University Track & Field in the program’s first outdoor meet of the 2023 season. Collectively, the Bulldogs won six event titles at the Grand View Viking Relays.
Outdoor track season has nearly arrived for the Bulldogs, who are coming off indoor GPAC placements of first for the women and third for the men. The dynamics change with a different set of events on tap for outdoor track.
Courtesy of their performances at the 2023 NAIA indoor national meet, 11 Bulldogs have earned All-America awards. The list includes pole vault national champ Josie Puelz and national runners up Kylahn Freiberg and Zach Zohner.
It was a day for underdogs as Kylahn Freiberg and Zach Zohner earned national runner up finishes while starring for the Bulldogs on the final day of the 2023 NAIA indoor national meet. The women placed sixth as a team while the men placed 31st.
Driven by her pursuit of excellence, Josie Puelz has achieved greatness. She won her fifth career NAIA pole vault national title while leading the way for the Bulldogs on Friday (March 3). Erin Mapson also earned a podium finish in the pole vault.
On day one of the NAIA National Championship meet, 13 athletes represented the Bulldogs in Brookings, S.D. Most notably, the Concordia women's 4x4 qualified for the finals as one of three relays to run on Thursday (March 2).
The 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships will wrap up the indoor season for the Bulldogs, who will send 32 athletes to Brookings, S.D. Concordia's field includes 14 past All-Americans.
In conjunction with the NAIA's release of 2023 indoor national qualifiers, Concordia Track & Field has announced its qualifying roster of 32 Bulldogs. They will be headed to Brookings, S.D., for the 2023 national indoor meet March 2-4.
Matt Beisel was named both 2023 GPAC Women's Indoor Coach of the Year and 2023 NAIA Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year on Thursday (Feb. 23). Beisel guided the women's program to an eighth GPAC title in a row.
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.
We call this an “untold story” because for quite some time, Samantha “Sam” Liermann chose to keep her struggles mostly between herself, her coach and those closest to her.
Claire Cornell and Mackenzie Koepke have taken advantage of a historic point in time for Concordia athletics. After contributing to a national title in basketball, the two freshmen will take to the national stage in outdoor track.
The small town boy from Imperial, Neb., has big time game. Cody Williams first came on Concordia's radar after a chance encounter. It hasn't taken long for Williams to become one of Concordia's brightest stars.
There’s momentum heading into the outdoor season for the Concordia track and field squads, which are coming off top 10 NAIA indoor national finishes. The Bulldog women won the GPAC indoor title.
The current Concordia women's 4x400 meter relay is uniquely special, and not just because it is now the indoor school record holder. Take a closer look at a faith-filled group that is just beginning to reach its full potential.
Some special things have transpired in the opening three weeks of the indoor season for Concordia track and field. A team effort across the board has the Bulldogs ranked second nationally for both men and women.
Not one to get too high or too low, senior Leah Larson has provided a calming presence for the Bulldog track and field jumps crew. The Norfolk, Neb., native has flourished in her senior season for nationally-ranked Concordia.
Led by stars such as Samantha Liermann and Cody Williams, the Concordia University track and field programs again have expectations of remaining a threat on the GPAC and national levels in 2019.