The Concordia Track & Field program has solidified a 2024 indoor nationals roster of 32. The entire NAIA qualifying field was announced on Friday (Feb. 23) by the national office.
Another coaching award came the way of Matt Beisel, who was recognized by the USTFCCCA as the 2024 NAIA Midwest Region Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year. Beisel was also named GPAC Women's Coach of the Year.
Matt Beisel and his staff earned recognition as the 2024 GPAC Women's Indoor Coach/Program of the Year and 46 Bulldogs garnered all-conference accolades. The list includes seven individual GPAC champions.
The incredible string of GPAC team championships has reached 10 for the women's track & field program. The Bulldogs turned in placements of first on the women's side and third on the men's side at the '24 GPAC indoor meet.
As part of her terrific indoor season, Jenna Esch ran the 800 meters in 2:15.68 at the Concordia Invite and was named the GPAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Esch is qualified for nationals in six events.
Following five weekends of indoor competition this 2023-24 season, Concordia Track & Field is gearing up for the 2024 indoor conference meet. The Bulldogs will enter the GPAC championships holding 16 conference leading marks.
It was the indoor home finale for the 2023-24 season. The Bulldogs seized the opportunity by adding six automatic national qualifying standards to the season tally. Concordia athletes also combined for 11 event titles.
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.
For the second time in two weeks, Kylahn Freiberg has been named the GPAC women's track athlete of the week. Freiberg turned in automatic national qualifying times in both the mile and 3,000 meters last week.
The Concordia Invite will serve as the fourth and final home meet for the Bulldogs this 2023-24 indoor season. Athletes from eight institutions will convene inside the Walz Fieldhouse on Feb. 9.
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.