Week five of the outdoor season will feature the Jim Dutcher Memorial hosted by Doane. The meet schedule has been reshuffled to accommodate the weather. The majority of the meet will be held on Sunday.
Concordia's 5,000-meter racewalk school record holder reeled in honors from the GPAC on Wednesday (April 19). Lauren Dawson was named the GPAC Track Athlete of the Week after posting an NAIA 'B' standard at the Concordia Invite.
While frigid temperatures and strong winds resulted in a condensed meet, racewalker Lauren Dawson and a group of field athletes made the most of the Concordia Invite. Bulldogs combined for six event titles while Dawson broke her own school record.
The 2023 Concordia Outdoor Invitational will run Friday and Saturday (April 14-15) inside Bulldog Stadium. Head Coach Matt Beisel's program will host athletes from a total of 12 institutions, including eight from the NAIA level.
For their performances at the Central College Invite, Adrianna Rodencal and Zach Zohner have been honored as GPAC Athletes of the Week. Both Bulldogs lead in the GPAC in an event while ranking in the top 10 nationally.
Another school hurdles record for Adrianna Rodencal stood out as the highlight of Good Friday (April 7) at the Central Invite for Concordia Track & Field. Rodencal was one of five Bulldogs to emerge as event champions in Pella, Iowa.
Concordia Track & Field cracked the top 15 of the NAIA Outdoor National Rating Index released by the USTFCCCA on Wednesday (April 5). The nationally ranked Bulldogs are prepping for Friday's Central Invite in Pella, Iowa.
An first-place and automatic national qualifying time in the 400 meter hurdles led to Jordan Koepke being named GPAC Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. Koepke is the defending GPAC champion in the event.
Five Bulldogs came through with new automatic national qualifying standards and Lauren Dawson broke the school's race walk record at the Central Nebraska Challenge. The meet also saw five Concordia athletes win event titles.
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.
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.