by Noah Rohlfing
Concordia’s track team concluded a productive week with positive results in the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Prairie Wolf Invite in Lincoln.
In the Drake Relays, select Bulldogs were given the chance to go up against some of the country’s best collegiate talent. Senior Lucas Wiechman completed a fifth-placed finish in the decathlon and set himself up to qualify for the national outdoor championships. Wiechman scored 6,586 points, beating out competitors from Division 1 schools to crack the top five. Sophomore Allison Brooks finished seventh in the women’s pole vault finals and the women’s 4×800 relay team finished eighth.
At the Prairie Wolf Invite, four Bulldogs claimed individual titles. Three of those titles came from the throwers, led by senior Cody Boellstorff, who won the hammer throw with a distance of 65.98 meters. Senior Philip Kreutzer finished fourth in hammer throw, and Boellstorff also added a second-place finish in the discus throw.
On the women’s side, sophomore Jasmine Eickoff took home the javelin throw title with a distance of 38 meters. Senior Sydney Meyer won the women’s hammer throw title with a distance of 54.64 meters, while junior Samantha Liermann and senior Tricia Svoboda finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
The runners also performed well, with Senior Ben Hulett winning the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.02 seconds. Sophomore Josiah McAllister set a personal best and finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.
Up next for the Bulldogs is the GPAC Outdoor Championships, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6. The meet will be held in Fremont.