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The Concordian  - November 16, 2001 

| 2001 Cobber Football |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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| 2001 Cobber Volleyball |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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| 2001 Cobber Men's Soccer |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports |
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
| Men's Cross Country | Women's Cross Country | Top |

There is no article this week. 

| 2001 Cobber Women's Soccer |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
| Men's Cross Country | Women's Cross Country | Top |

There is no article this week.

| 2001 Cobber Men's Golf
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
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There is no article this week.

| 2001 Cobber Women's Golf
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
| Men's Cross Country | Women's Cross Country | Top |

There is no article this week.
 

| 2001 Cobber Men's Cross Country |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
| Football | Volleyball | Men's Soccer | Women's Soccer | Men's Golf | Women's Golf
| Men's Cross Country | Women's Cross Country | Top |

There is no article this week. 

| 2001 Cobber Women's Cross Country |
November 16, 2001 Concordian | Cobber Sports
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Women runners work together for success
By Kara Murray  The Concordian

Cross-country is a sport that can often be overlooked by people, but this year’s outstanding women runners deserve attention for their season’s accomplishment. 

The cross-country team is just that - a team. 

“We work together, train together and push each other,” said senior cross-country runner Beth Moen. “We are the definition of what a team should be.”

They came together at the beginning of the year not sure what to expect.

After losing two of their top runners to graduation last year, the Cobbers were counting on the fresh talents of good recruits and the increased stability of those runners from the year before to be competitive against the challenging conference. 

“We have really good freshmen,” Moen said. “And our people from last year really improved over the summer. We didn’t always place as high as we did last year, but we were still running faster than what we ran last year.” 

The team broke into their season on top, winning at their opening meet over Bemidji State and Jamestown. 

The Cobbers didn’t stop there as they came in fourth at the UND Invitational and wowed MIAC teams when they tied at the St. Olaf invitational. They continued to push each other to run faster and faster as the competition got more challenging. 

The Cobbers won on their home track when they hosted the Cobber invitational, and finally in the MIAC Championships Concordia secured a sixth place finish. 

According to the women’s cross-country coach Marve Roeske, the team probably had the strongest sixth place showing.

The central regional meet last Saturday is where most of the Concordia runners ended their season. The Cobbers finished 10th in the region with an average 19:24 running time and spread of 2:02. The end of the season brings mixed feelings from the team, especially for Moen, who, as the team’s only senior, will be graduating in the spring. 

Due to Moen’s improvement over her four years running, she earned her first all-MIAC designation.

“It is sad that the season is over but exciting to look ahead for the team next year.” Moen said. “There is so much potential with Katie Martin, Lisa Owen, and Liz Swenson; it will be exciting just to come back and watch them race.” 

Katie Martin is the Concordia runner who is still racing to the end of her season. She finished fifth at the central regional meet, qualifying her to go to the NCAA national cross-country meet. Throughout the season Martin has lead the Cobbers with fast times. She is one of the best runners in the MIAC, the region, and a potential all-American, according to coach Roeske.

She has the accomplishment of being a three-time all-MIAC runner. The Cobbers are excited to have her coming back to lead their team again next year as a senior. 

“It has been an awesome season,” Moen said. “The girls are great, hard-working, crazy, dedicated. Everyone got along and made good friendships and relationships.”