A fine weekend in Brookings, S.D., culminated on Saturday (March 2) with a national title in the pole vault from Zach Zohner and team place finishes of third on the women's side and eighth on the men's side.
Day two of the NAIA national meet was a fruitful for Concordia Track & Field. Seven Bulldogs officially earned All-America awards and the 4x8 highlighted the day by winning the national title.
Day one of the 2024 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships saw the women's relays blaze to finals qualification placements. Jenna Esch starred on both the 4x4 and 4x8. A total of 13 Bulldogs were in action on day one.
A crew of 32 athletes will be headed to Brookings, S.D., for the 2024 NAIA indoor meet in representation of Concordia Track & Field. Eleven Bulldogs will be looking to add to existing All-America award collections.
The Concordia Track & Field program has solidified a 2024 indoor nationals roster of 32. The entire NAIA qualifying field was announced on Friday (Feb. 23) by the national office.
Another coaching award came the way of Matt Beisel, who was recognized by the USTFCCCA as the 2024 NAIA Midwest Region Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year. Beisel was also named GPAC Women's Coach of the Year.
Matt Beisel and his staff earned recognition as the 2024 GPAC Women's Indoor Coach/Program of the Year and 46 Bulldogs garnered all-conference accolades. The list includes seven individual GPAC champions.
The incredible string of GPAC team championships has reached 10 for the women's track & field program. The Bulldogs turned in placements of first on the women's side and third on the men's side at the '24 GPAC indoor meet.
As part of her terrific indoor season, Jenna Esch ran the 800 meters in 2:15.68 at the Concordia Invite and was named the GPAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Esch is qualified for nationals in six events.
Following five weekends of indoor competition this 2023-24 season, Concordia Track & Field is gearing up for the 2024 indoor conference meet. The Bulldogs will enter the GPAC championships holding 16 conference leading marks.
Energetic and intensely competitive, Rylee Haecker has been described by coaches as "a gamer." Beyond athletics, Haecker is caring and outgoing, is a positive encourager of her teammates and is devout in her faith.
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.
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.
In winding down a fifth year of a remarkable collegiate journey, the triple major Rachel Battershell has rediscovered the joy that made her a champion. Nearing the finish line, Battershell reflected on an experience she calls "really special."
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.
Twenty Bulldogs return who experienced the 2022 NAIA indoor national meet. The group includes past national champions Rachel Battershell and Josie Puelz. The program again has high hopes as the 2023 season has arrived.
In a different era of Bulldog Athletics, Bob Schulze left a legacy as a four-sport athlete. Schulze may not have known exactly what he was getting into, but 58 years after his graduation from Concordia, he knows that God led him to the perfect place.
You couldn't have been around Concordia and not have known Liz King. The native of Billings, Mont., became the first throws national champion under Ed McLaughlin and endeared people to her with her personality.
The Ragland-Concordia connection dates back to 1986 when John Ragland enrolled at Concordia. John and his daughters Johanna and Sarah boast 10 combined All-America awards, but Concordia's meaning to them isn't about the accolades.
Jacob Jennings hasn't been afraid to reverse course and take a chance. He did so when he chose Concordia at the last minute and he did it again when he traded in basketball for track and became an All-American while living out a college career rich in rewarding experiences.