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.
A group of 10 Bulldogs from the Concordia Track/Cross Country programs earned distinction as 2022-23 Academic All-District® award winners, as announced by College Sports Communicators on Wednesday (May 31).
Thanks to their performances at the 2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, nine Bulldogs have earned All-America honors for the outdoor season. Six of the honorees are repeat All-Americans.
Seven Bulldogs earned spots on the All-America podium on the final day of the 2023 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The highlights included a school record for Rylee Haecker and a sendoff for the accomplished Rachel Battershell.
In highlighting day two of the 2023 NAIA outdoor meet, the Concordia women’s 4x400 meter relay blazed to a first-place time in its heat of the prelims and Austen Rozelle crashed the All-America party in the discus. Twelve total Bulldogs competed.
Adrianna Shaw hasn't always loved throwing the discus, but it's safe to say it's grown on her. The idea of being a national champion is still sinking in for the latest Bulldog to climb to the top of the podium.
Nearly three weeks after completing the indoor season, the Bulldog track and field teams are ready for outdoor competition. Most of the team's athletes will get started next week at the Fort Hays State Invite.
The 2018 Concordia track and field roster has a different look with the loss of an accomplished senior class and the arrival of the program's largest ever recruiting class. Expectations remain high.
A returning national champion in the shot put, Samantha Liermann is one of the few holdovers from the past two years that saw Concordia throwers blow all reasonable expectations out of the water. She's back for more.
Stephanie Tietjen (maiden name Beberniss) blazed a trail for female pole vaulters at Concordia. She was utterly dominant in 2003, winning national and GPAC titles in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault.
It would be difficult to find an athlete with a more impressive résumé than senior Zach Lurz. Says Lurz, "I’m sure I’ll look back in five years and think that this was amazing." Lurz has four national titles to his credit.
An ACL tear as a senior in high school helped Allie Brooks realize just how much the pole vault means to her. Now as a sophomore at Concordia, Allie has taken flight and is living up to the Brooks name.
First-year head coach Matt Beisel finds himself in a unique situation in that he takes over programs that have raised a national championship trophy in back-to-back years. Bulldog track and field has created a climate of high expectation.
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.