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By Morgan Consier

Concordia’s Track and Field team participated in two meets on Saturday, the Fred Beile Classic in Crete and the Franke Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln.

At the Franke Sevigne Husker Invitational, senior Nathan Matters placed fourth in the men’s 600-meter run with a time of 1:20.64.

In Crete, senior Ryan Sanchez placed first in the men’s weight throw with a distance of 15.14m.

Junior Adrianna Shaw took third and was National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-qualified in women’s weight throw with a distance of 17.55 meters.

Junior Jessica Deterding placed third in women’s long jump with a distance of 5.37 meters.

Concordia took the top two spots in women’s pole vault with junior McKenzie Gravo taking first with an NAIA-qualifying height of 3.72 meters and junior Allison Brooks coming in second with a height of 3.42 meters.

In men’s shot put, senior Liam Hennessy placed second with a distance of 15.66 meters.

Senior Leah Larson, school record holder for the triple jump event, took second at the meet with an NAIA-qualifying distance of 11.47 meters.

Junior Jacob Cornelio took second place in the men’s weight throw with a distance of 18.09 meters.

Concordia took two of the top three spots in the women’s 5,000-meter run, along with having 12 of the 19 competitors in the event. Freshman Abi DeLoach placed first with a time of 19:55.79 and senior Jacy Johnston placed third with a time of 20:26.72.

Sophomore Emily Loy placed third in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.31 seconds.

The team will return to the Walz Fieldhouse to host the Concordia University Indoor Invite on Feb. 8 starting at 2 p.m.

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