Concordia Women's Track & Field raised the GPAC title banner once again while following the lead of stars such as Rachel Battershell and Adrianna Rodencal. Meanwhile, the men placed third at the 2023 conference outdoor meet hosted by Dordt.
The highlights from day one of the 2023 GPAC outdoor meet included pole vault titles from Josie Puelz and Zach Zohner and some big throws in the hammer. The Bulldogs lead the team scoring for the men and women entering day two.
Following six weeks of outdoor competition, Concordia Track & Field looks ahead to the 2023 GPAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The conference meet will take place at the home track of Dordt in Sioux Center, Iowa.
It was the women's relays that stole the show for the Bulldogs in their final weekend of action prior to the 2023 GPAC outdoor championships. The women's 4x2, 4x4 and 4x8 relays each achieved great heights at the Drake Relays.
In the final week of action prior to the 2023 GPAC outdoor championships, Concordia Track & Field will be represented at the Drake Relays and the Prairie Wolf Invitational. The Bulldogs have totaled nine automatic national marks in 2023.
After posting automatic national qualifying times in the 400 meters and as part of the 4x400 meter relay, Jenna Esch has been named the GPAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Concordia has pulled in 11 weekly awards in 2022-23.
Mild conditions that featured light winds were a welcome change of pace on Sunday (April 23) as Jenna Esch shined and the nationally ranked Concordia Track & Field squads won six events at the Dutcher Memorial.
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.
Roughly 30 years after John Puelz made his mark at Concordia, John's daughter Josie has brought the Puelz name back to the forefront in a big way. The family's legacy will always have a deep and special connection to Concordia.
Concordia Track & Field has reached meet week while readying to host the Bulldog Early Bird. The Bulldogs are coming off 2021 GPAC indoor placements of first on the women's side and third on the men's side.
It had to be God's plan that resulted in Carol Bailey-Moravec landing at Concordia College in 1986. The next four years saw Bailey-Moravec achieve unprecedented success.
The accomplished Addie Shaw earned 11 All-America awards and two national titles in an incredible collegiate career. Shaw provided a reflection on her time at Concordia.
A wave emotion hit Liz Stottlemyre after the final throw of her Bulldog career resulted in a national title and school record. It was a moment made even more special by the people involved.
Fresh off a thrilling 2021 indoor season, the Bulldogs have high hopes for the spring. The roster has been beefed up for outdoor track & field, which is back after a year hiatus in 2020.
The success experienced by the Concordia Women's Track & Field program has been a byproduct of the special combination of talent, faith, family atmosphere and elite competition within the program.
There have been moments of frustration and self-doubt, but senior Anna Baack overcame those struggles to return to a national qualifying level. Her story is one of perseverance with the help of a strong support system.
Xavier Ross enjoyed a breakthrough 2020 indoor season and now hopes for even better in 2021. The Chicago area native has his sights set on the school's 400 meter record.
Concordia's storied track and field programs enter a new season thankful for the opportunity to compete. The Bulldogs will kick things off with the Early Bird Meet on Dec. 4-5.