A group made up of mostly distance runners and throwers represented Concordia University Track & Field in the program’s first outdoor meet of the 2023 season. Collectively, the Bulldogs won six event titles at the Grand View Viking Relays.
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.
Courtesy of their performances at the 2023 NAIA indoor national meet, 11 Bulldogs have earned All-America awards. The list includes pole vault national champ Josie Puelz and national runners up Kylahn Freiberg and Zach Zohner.
It was a day for underdogs as Kylahn Freiberg and Zach Zohner earned national runner up finishes while starring for the Bulldogs on the final day of the 2023 NAIA indoor national meet. The women placed sixth as a team while the men placed 31st.
Driven by her pursuit of excellence, Josie Puelz has achieved greatness. She won her fifth career NAIA pole vault national title while leading the way for the Bulldogs on Friday (March 3). Erin Mapson also earned a podium finish in the pole vault.
On day one of the NAIA National Championship meet, 13 athletes represented the Bulldogs in Brookings, S.D. Most notably, the Concordia women's 4x4 qualified for the finals as one of three relays to run on Thursday (March 2).
The 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships will wrap up the indoor season for the Bulldogs, who will send 32 athletes to Brookings, S.D. Concordia's field includes 14 past All-Americans.
In conjunction with the NAIA's release of 2023 indoor national qualifiers, Concordia Track & Field has announced its qualifying roster of 32 Bulldogs. They will be headed to Brookings, S.D., for the 2023 national indoor meet March 2-4.
Matt Beisel was named both 2023 GPAC Women's Indoor Coach of the Year and 2023 NAIA Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year on Thursday (Feb. 23). Beisel guided the women's program to an eighth GPAC title in a row.
As announced by the GPAC on Thursday (Feb. 23), Adrianna Rodencal has been named the 2023 GPAC Indoor Women's Athlete of the Year and Matt Beisel the 2023 GPAC Women's Indoor Coach of the Year. In addition, 59 Bulldogs garnered all-conference accolades.
Three standout Seward High School seniors made it official on Tuesday (Oct. 25). Anna Baack, Mika Brees and Logan Craig will trade Bluejay blue for Bulldog blue next fall.
We take a look back at the incredible career of Kim Wood, a 2016 graduate and pride of Greeley, Nebraska. Wood won 12 GPAC titles on the track.
Several national qualifying members of the 2016 national championship women's outdoor track and field team provided reflections on just what the accomplishment in Gulf Shores meant to them.
Led by its powerful throwing program, Concordia University track and field has won both a men's and women's team national title over the past two seasons. Just how was the NAIA's top throwing program built?
The Concordia women won a track and field national title for the first time ever while the men finished as a national runner up at the 2016 outdoor championships. Individually, Zach Lurz won the shot put title.
Out of the shadows of fellow national championship teammates, Josh Slechta has made himself into a standout even amongst a loaded group of Bulldog throwers.
Matt Beisel is set to return to his alma mater. The 1992 Concordia grad has been named head coach of Bulldog cross country and track and field.
Described as a "free spirit," the confident McKenzie Gravo is just scratching the surface of her vast potential - and she's already a two-time GPAC champion and an All-American.
Head coach of Concordia cross country and track and field since 1992, Dr. Kregg Einspahr has announced he has accepted a full-time teaching position within the science department.
The Concordia track and field programs return to action on Saturday at the Hastings Invite. They are both fresh off top-five national finishes at the indoor national championships.