Reichert and Steinke Find Success in Heptathlon at Jim Dutcher Meet
Photo Description: Junior Oliva Buschow throws a shotput
Photo Credit: Esther Molina
Concordia track and field competed in the Jim Dutcher Memorial tournament between April 20 and April 23. This meet held many running, field, decathlon, and heptathlon events.
On the women’s side, there was much success. In the running events, freshman Adrianna Rodencal placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.91. She then placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.17. Freshman Kayla Kirchner placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.08. Sophomore Jenna Esch placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.74. Junior Rylee Haeker placed third in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:43.274. Kylahn Freiberg took home the gold in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:04.462. Sophomore Kaia Richmond placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:06.465.
The women’s 4×100-meter relay placed second with a time of 47.92. The 4×400-meter relay placed first with a time of 3:53.6. The 4×800 also took first place with a time of 9:50.09.
In the field events, junior Josie Puelz took home gold in the pole vault with a height of 3.85 meters.
Freshman Josi Noble placed second in the 200-meter and 800-meter heptathlon with times of 25.64 and 2:36.79 respectively. Sophomores Faith Espinosa and Isabelle Salters came in second and third place in the 100-meter hurdles heptathlon with times of 15.75 and 16.2. Sophomore Amanda Steinke and junior Amy Reichert placed first with a tie at 1.58 meters. Reichert took solo first in the long jump with a height of 5.19 meters and Steinke also finished second with 5.16 meters. Noble won the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a distance of 10.68 meters and Reichert was right behind her with a distance of 10.67 meters. Steinke came in third in the javelin portion with a distance of 32.56 meters. Reichert finished second overall in the heptathlon and Steinke came in third.
On the men’s side, junior Calvin Rohde placed second in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:55.409. Fellow junior Camden Sesna came in third with a time of 3:56.457. Mark Cooke came in third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.93.
In the field events, freshman Carson Fehlhafer took first in the discus throw with a final throw of 48.46 meters. Junior Chris Wren placed third in the hammer throw with a distance of 57.87.
The next meet for the track and field teams takes place on April 27 and 28 in Des Moines, IA.