It was a hugely successful weekend for the Bulldog distance crew in action at the Husker Invite and Beile Classic. Kylahn Freiberg added two of the five new NAIA auto times produced by Concordia athletes in Lincoln or Crete.
After clearing 17 feet in the pole vault, Zach Zohner was honored on Wednesday (Jan. 31) with NAIA National and GPAC Athlete of the Week awards. Zohner currently paces the NAIA in the pole vault.
The fourth weekend of 2023-24 indoor competition for the Bulldogs will be made up of two meets: the Sevigne Husker Invitational and the Fred Beile Classic. Concordia athletes have combined for 21 NAIA 'A' standards.
While continuing to raise the bar, Zach Zohner cleared 17 feet in the pole vault and was named the NAIA Men's National Field Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA. Zohner leads the country in the event.
In the third-straight home meet to open the 2023-24 indoor season, Rylee Haecker starred in helping put two new 'A' standards on the board. Bulldog athletes combined for 13 event championships at the Concordia Classic.
Starring performances at the Concordia Polar Dog Invite from Kylahn Freiberg and Zach Zohner led to both Bulldogs being recognized as GPAC Athletes of the Week on Jan. 24.
National recognition came the way of the Concordia University Track & Field 4x800 meter relay that starred at Concordia Polar Dog Invite. The USTFCCCA honored the group as NAIA Women's National Athletes of the Week.
Concordia Track & Field will get comfortable at its home Walz Fieldhouse for the third-straight meet to begin the 2023-24 indoor season. Athletes from 10 institutions are set to compete at this weekend's Concordia Classic.
While making a return to action, Concordia athletes combined to for five new meet records and two fresh automatic national qualifying standards. Leading the way, Kylahn Freiberg crushed the 5k and Zach Zohner upped his NAIA best pole vault mark.
The resumption of the 2023-24 indoor season was put on hold another week due to inclement wintry weather. The Bulldogs will welcome athletes from 11 different institutions at Friday's Polar Dog Invite.
Energetic and intensely competitive, Rylee Haecker has been described by coaches as "a gamer." Beyond athletics, Haecker is caring and outgoing, is a positive encourager of her teammates and is devout in her faith.
If the Bulldog Early Bird Meet is any indication, Concordia Track & Field is in for a phenomenal 2023-24 indoor season. The Bulldogs enter 2024 expecting to compete with the best of the GPAC and the NAIA once again.
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.
In winding down a fifth year of a remarkable collegiate journey, the triple major Rachel Battershell has rediscovered the joy that made her a champion. Nearing the finish line, Battershell reflected on an experience she calls "really special."
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.
Twenty Bulldogs return who experienced the 2022 NAIA indoor national meet. The group includes past national champions Rachel Battershell and Josie Puelz. The program again has high hopes as the 2023 season has arrived.
In a different era of Bulldog Athletics, Bob Schulze left a legacy as a four-sport athlete. Schulze may not have known exactly what he was getting into, but 58 years after his graduation from Concordia, he knows that God led him to the perfect place.
You couldn't have been around Concordia and not have known Liz King. The native of Billings, Mont., became the first throws national champion under Ed McLaughlin and endeared people to her with her personality.
The Ragland-Concordia connection dates back to 1986 when John Ragland enrolled at Concordia. John and his daughters Johanna and Sarah boast 10 combined All-America awards, but Concordia's meaning to them isn't about the accolades.
Jacob Jennings hasn't been afraid to reverse course and take a chance. He did so when he chose Concordia at the last minute and he did it again when he traded in basketball for track and became an All-American while living out a college career rich in rewarding experiences.