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The Concordian  - January 26, 2001 

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Five straight for women's basketball
Kara Murray, The Concordian

The Concordia women’s basketball team trampled both St. Ben’s and Bethel in action this week, by scores of 71-55 and 82-58, continuing their torrid play in the MIAC. “We’ve been working on just playing hard all the time.” Senior guard Sarah Jacobson said. “We know we can stay with or beat anybody when we work on the little things.”
The Cobbers upset nationally ranked St. Ben’s on Wednesday, Jan. 17, utilizing a fierce inside game. St. Ben’s captured the early lead, building an quick six-point cushion. It looked for a few minutes like
they were going to sail, until the Cobbers rallied late in the half. By its end the deficit was reversed to a six-point Cobber lead, 32-26. In the second half St. Ben’s closed the gap, but could not breadk the
Cobbers’ lead. Senior forward Sarah Spears, led all scorers with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jacobson’s 10 rebounds and sophomore guard/forward Kasey Bostow’s 11 points were also instrumental to Concordia’s victory. “We came out a little shaky at first,” said Jacobson. “[But] after
halftime we hit our free throws and that made the difference.”

Concordia’s Saturday win over Bethel was less of a battle, with the Cobber’s sprinting to a 23 point halftime lead. From there Concordia just kept running. Senior guard Brandi Myers led the Cobber offense, scoring 24 points in the first half. “We just came out ready to play and it showed.” Jacobson said. “Everything clicked, [and] we were there right from the opening tip.”
On Wednesday the Cobbers won their fifth in a row, 78-61 over Hamline. Concordia hopes to continue their winning ways as they face off against Augsburg on Saturday and St. Olaf on Monday. 
The wins give the Cobbers a 10-2 record in the MIAC and a 12-3 record overall. They’re third in the conference, behind St. Thomas and St. Ben’s. 

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Cobber Open invites season
Eric Morrow, The Concordian

It may be early in the track season, but that doesn’t mean records can’t be broken. Just ask Concordia junior Joe Schmidgall. In the Cobbers first meet of the season, Schmidgall high jumped 6-8, breaking the 14-year-old school record. The previous mark was set in 1987 by Jay Jorgenson.
“Joe is extremely talented and gifted,” said head men’s track coach Garrick Larson. “He’s a ‘time bomb’ waiting to go off.”
Schmidgall wasn’t the only bright spot for Concordia, who opened the season by hosting the Cobber Open. Sophomore John Andan finished second in the 55 meter dash. His time of 6.56 seconds was only one-hundreth of a second off his personal best, which according to Larson, is not bad
considering Andan had a pulled hamstring and knee surgery in the off-season. “It’s going to be very interesting to see how John can do this year,” Larson said.
The Cobbers also received a strong performance on the track from their distance runners. Senior Steve Edlund blew away the competition in the 5000 meter run (15:45.74), finishing first and setting a personal record in the process. In the 1000 meter run, senior Chris Goebel came in first (2:37.12) and senior Brett Ramstad finished close behind to take third (2:39.32). Freshman Ben Nylander also had a strong performance for the Cobbers, taking third (4:13.83) in the 1500 meter run. 

On the women’s side, the Cobbers got a couple of strong performances from some relative unknowns. Senior Whitney Ostrem finished third (27.45) in the 200 meter dash, running the sixth fastest time in school history. After competing in hockey the past two seasons, this is the first year that Ostrem has participated in the indoor season. According to head women’s track coach Marv Roeske, it is really paying off. “I think we’re seeing her ‘true colors’ shine through,” Roeske said.
The other surprise performance came from senior Alicia Tull, who finished third (38-7) in the shot put. Tull, who had been overshadowed by other throwers in the past few years, threw over 40 feet at an exhibition meet the week before. That throw would be the best in the conference right now.
“This is her year to shine,” Roeske said.
The Cobbers also received strong performances from senior Heather Brenden, who won the 1500 meter run (5:00.00) and sophomore Katie Martin, who won the 5000 meter run (18:35.39).
 Right now though, the biggest thing for the women is to get healthy. According to Roeske, the women have a lot of nagging injuries. At this point, injuries have the team at its’ lowest numbers since Roeske’s first season as head coach. But he says not to worry. “Those things will heal,” Roeske said. “The good thing is that everyone’s spirit and attitude have stayed positive.”

Both the men and women will be at home again this weekend, as they host the Cobber Invitational. Jamestown, Mary, and many of the other colleges that were at the Cobber Open, will be there again this Saturday. “It will give us a good chance to compare and see how we have progressed,” Roeske said.

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Cobbers try to float with Carleton swimmers and divers
Joe Albert, The Concordian

It’s hard to knock a queen off her throne. But the Cobbers faced this prospect last weekend in a double dual against Carleton and St. Mary’s. Carleton is the reigning MIAC swimming and diving champion. Since an upset over Carleton wouldn’t have done much for their conference standing, the Cobbers went into the meet hoping for good times and some personal best times, said senior Shana Letnes. “As a team, we know that we stand in the middle of the standings for the conference, so we knew going into the meet that beating their team was not really an issue,” she said.
 

It’s a good thing, because Carleton captured the top spot in nine races, Concordia grabbed three wins, and St. Mary’s was shut out. The first Cobber win was in the 1-meter dive. Sophomore Andrea Ross
scored a 246.60 to outdistance the second place finisher from Carleton by over 26 points. Ross also picked up the second Cobber first-place finish with her dive from three meters. Letnes gave the Cobbers their third and final first place finish. She swam the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:31.11, a healthy nine seconds faster than the second place swimmer. Concordia’s Emily Arndt finished in third
place in the same event, with a time of 2:41.55.
 

As January turns into February, the swimming season that began Oct. 2 begins to wind down.
“The team is pretty excited to go into the last meets of the season,” said Letnes.
The Cobbers swim again next Saturday in a double dual against St. Mary’s and St. Thomas. Following that is the Minnesota Challenge at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on Feb. 3. 
The MIAC championships are Feb. 15-17, again at the University of Minnesota.

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