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Home Sports Track and Field Team Excels at First Home Meet of Outdoor Season

The track and field team competes during an indoor meet in February. Photo by Jordyn Sturms.


by Noah Rohlfing


Concordia’s track and field team took home nine individual titles and had four runner-up finishes at the Concordia Outdoor Invite.

In the first full team event of the season, the Bulldogs put on a show for the home crowds. Senior Cody Boellstorff set the school record in the hammer throw, winning the competition with a distance of 64.54 meters and beating out teammate and fellow senior Zach Lurz by 1.6 meters. Lurz would get his own victory in the discus throw. His distance of 54.78 meters was 2.5 meters better than the runner-up, Jacob Goeller of Grand View.

The Bulldogs had 22 national qualifiers and senior Lucas Wiechman accounted for two of those. Wiechman won three individual titles in the 110-meter hurdles, the 400-meter hurdles and the pole vault. His time at the 110 hurdles (14.43 seconds) and height in the pole vault (5.06m) were automatic national qualifying times and personal bests.

In the long jump, Scott Johnson took home the win for Concordia with a distance of 6.99 meters. Kohlton Gabbert won the steeplechase in a time of 10:00:55.

On the women’s’ side, Allie Brooks won the pole vault, and her height of 3.7 meters qualified her for the national championships. Mackenzie Gravo also qualified for nationals with the same height.

Finally, senior CJ Muller won the 800-meter race with a time of 1:51:40, qualifying for nationals and setting a personal best in the process.

Up next for the Bulldogs is the Grand View University Quad in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will take place on Friday, April 14 at a time yet to be announced.

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