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.
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.
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.