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.
It was the indoor home finale for the 2023-24 season. The Bulldogs seized the opportunity by adding six automatic national qualifying standards to the season tally. Concordia athletes also combined for 11 event titles.
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.
For the second time in two weeks, Kylahn Freiberg has been named the GPAC women's track athlete of the week. Freiberg turned in automatic national qualifying times in both the mile and 3,000 meters last week.
The Concordia Invite will serve as the fourth and final home meet for the Bulldogs this 2023-24 indoor season. Athletes from eight institutions will convene inside the Walz Fieldhouse on Feb. 9.
It was a hugely successful weekend for the Bulldog distance crew in action at the Husker Invite and Beile Classic. Kylahn Freiberg added two of the five new NAIA auto times produced by Concordia athletes in Lincoln or Crete.
A state champion pole vaulter, Chase Berry will stay home and compete as a Bulldog. Along with Chase come lofty expectations. Because of circumstances he's faced, Chase is uniquely equipped to handle the expectations.
Dr. Brandon Seifert is a prime example of what happens when a standout athlete combines focus and determination. In a defining moment, the now surgeon overcame significant injury and triumphed in impressive fashion.
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.