Following a break of more than a month, Concordia Track & Field is set to resume the 2023-24 indoor season with representation at two weekend meets. The Bulldogs piled up 18 auto marks in the season's first meet.
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.
Head Coach Matt Beisel has kept a majority of the same schedule for the 2024 Concordia University, Nebraska track and field schedule that has now been released
The track & field season started with a bang at the Bulldog Early Bird Meet as Concordia athletes combined for 18 automatic national qualifying standards. Hayley Miles and Adrianna Rodencal both broke school records.
For the fifth year in a row, Concordia Track & Field will open the indoor season by hosting the Bulldog Early Bird Meet. Athletes from 12 competing institutions will join Concordia inside the Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 8-9).
The 2023-24 indoor track & field schedule has been set as Head Coach Matt Beisel used the copy-and-paste method from past campaigns to formulate the upcoming season catalog. The season will get underway for the fifth year in a row with the Bulldog Early Bird Meet.
Josie Puelz earned the third Scholar Athlete of the Year award of her career as one of 40 Bulldogs to be named All-Academic Athletes by the USTFCCCA. Additionally, both Concordia squads earned All-Academic Team status.
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.
A two-time pole vault All-American and three-time GPAC champion, Zach Bennetts has been named the 2022-23 NAIA Track & Field All-American of the Year. He was joined with All-America accolades by Calvin Rohde and Zach Zohner.
Rachel Battershell headlined the list of five Bulldogs to earn Academic All-America awards from College Sports Communicators. Battershell was recognized as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for NAIA women's track & field.
With a bevy of past All-Americans back in the fold, the Bulldogs are looking to remain a player on the conference and national scenes. The 2022 outdoor season gets started on Saturday with the Viking Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
After nearly deciding to go elsewhere for college, Sarah Lewis felt something calling her to stay closer to home. Her presence at Concordia has been a blessing to a program that has taken off with the help of Lewis.
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.