Following six weekends of indoor competition, Concordia Track & Field is ready to host the 2023 GPAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet will take place Friday and Saturday inside the Fieldhouse.
In a final outing prior to the GPAC Championships, the Bulldogs combined for five new automatic national qualifying standards and 10 event titles while Adrianna Rodencal broke her own school record in the 60 hurdles at the Concordia Invite.
One of the GPAC's top distance runners this indoor season, Calvin Rohde has been chosen as the GPAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight time. Rohde moved up to No. 4 in the NAIA in the 1,000 meters.
In what will be home meet No. 4 of the indoor season, the Bulldogs will host athletes from 10 institutions at the Concordia Invite. Coach Matt Beisel's squads will look to add to their season tally of 20 automatic national qualifying standards.
Calvin Rohde and Rylee Haecker polished off the weekend by running personal bests in the mile at the Sevigne Husker Invitational. They were two of 11 Bulldogs to compete at the Devaney Center in Lincoln.
As part of a jampacked Concordia Classic meet, the Concordia vaulters crushed with a combined eight performances that met the automatic national qualifying standard. Meanwhile, Adrianna Rodencal broke the school 60 hurdles record.
A new automatic national qualifying time in the mile led to Calvin Rohde being named the GPAC Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Rohde is qualified for nationals in three events for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs.
The third of five home indoor meets this season will be Friday's Concordia Classic. The Bulldogs are slated to welcome athletes from 13 competing institutions as they look to add to their season tally of 16 automatic standards.
It was another solid weekend of indoor competition as the top five nationally ranked Bulldogs combined for four fresh 'A' marks and 14 event championships at the Fred Beile Classic hosted by Doane on Saturday (Jan. 28).
In the initial 2023 NAIA national ratings index released by the USTFCCCA, the Bulldog women appeared at No. 2 while the men landed at No. 5. Concordia athletes have combined for 12 automatic national qualifying marks so far.
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.