Concordia’s women’s cross-country team placed first in the GPAC. Photo courtesy Matt Biesel
By Kaytlyn Kindschy
Concordia women’s cross-country took the first place championship title in the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship at Dordt University while the men’s team placed fifth.
Concordia’s men had one runner, sophomore Wyatt Lehr, represented in the top fifteen runners for the men’s race.
“Overall, I saw this season as a success for both teams,” men’s team captain, junior Jordan Lorenz said. “As we transition into our track and field season, I look forward to working hard and competing with everyone.”
Women’s cross-country had seven representatives from their team in the top fifteen runners, led by freshman Kylahn Heritage who took the second place spot overall in the women’s race.
“I’m having a tough time finding all the right words that cover the emotions going through our team, but first of all, God is good all the time,” women’s team captain, senior Rebekah Hinrichs said. “We’re so excited to go run for one again and represent Concordia in Washington.”
Concordia women’s cross-country will automatically have a chance at the national championship in Vancouver, Washington Nov. 22.
“This is the first time in about fifteen years that the women have won the conference championship,” President Brian Friedrich said. “It was a beautiful effort by the Bulldogs.”