Concordia Women's Cross Country keeps climbing. The Bulldogs rose to No. 8 in the NAIA coaches' poll unveiled on Thursday (Oct. 5) by the NAIA. The ranking is the program's highest since the 2010 season.
Thirty-five Bulldogs competed on Saturday (Sept. 23) at the Dean White Invite hosted by Doane. The highlights were five top 10 individual place finishes as Concordia competed in a second meet on the weekend.
A pair of freshmen led the way for the Concordia Cross Country squads as they held their own against strong competition at the 38th annual Roy Griak Invitational. The women placed 10th (of 37) while the men placed 17th (of 32).
Following strong performances at the Greeno/Dirksen Invite, the Bulldogs will be represented this week at the Griak Invitational and the Dean White Invitational. The Concordia women have moved up to a No. 15 NAIA national ranking.
As the top GPAC runners at the Greeno/Dirksen Invite, Kylahn Freiberg and Calvin Rohde have been named the GPAC Runners of the Week. Freiberg has collected the award twice this season.
Challenged by strong NAIA and NCAA Division II competition, the Bulldogs turned in place finishes of fifth on the women's side and eighth on the men's side at the 2023 Greeno/Dirksen Invite. Individual leaders were Kylahn Freiberg and Calvin Rohde.
Meet No. 2 of the Concordia Cross Country season will have the Bulldogs headed to nearby Lincoln for the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational co-hosted by Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan. The location will be Mahoney Golf Course on Saturday.
Kylahn Freiberg outkicked all GPAC/NAIA competition at the Augustana Twilight and was recognized as the GPAC Runner of the Week. Freiberg led the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs to a place finish of 10th out of 29 teams overall.
Kylahn Freiberg and Charlie Hayden led the way for Concordia as it opened the 2023 season at the Augustana Twilight on Sept. 1. The Bulldogs finished first among NAIA programs on the women's side and No. 2 in that category on the men's side.
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