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Fall 1979,   Alumni News - Concordia Moorhead
 
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Football team shares conference championship

Once again the Cobber football team earned a share of the championship in the Minnesota Intercolleglate Athletic Conference this year, finishing in a four-way tie with St. Olaf, St. John's and St. Thomas. All four teams had 6-2 conference records. For the Cobbers, the losses were to St. Thomas at Homecoming and St. John's on Parents' Day.

As coach Jim Christopherson predicted, a very balanced conference produced some exciting football this year. "My only regret," he said, "is that we (the MIAC) don't have a team in post-season playoffs, because I am sure that any of the four could win the whole works."

Five Cobbers, all Minnesotans, were named All-Conference: Dave KIug, senior from Litchfield; his brother, Jim, a sophomore; Jim Carter, senior from Wadena; Ralph Halvorson, junior  from Belgrade; and Don McCann, senior from Owatonna. Dave Kiug was selected as Most Valuable and the Most Valuable Frosh was Kevin Arndt from Willmar. KIug shared honors as Most  Valuable in the MIAC wtth a player from St. Thomas.

Chnstopherson says next year will be a rebuilding year. "We will be very green, as we lose  17 seniors who have played on two championship teams and on two second-place finishers in their college careers."

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Concordia runner gains all-American designation

The men's cross country team this year included the first Cobber to achieve all-American designation by his performance in the NCAA Division III cross country meet.

John Mutschelknaus, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., ran the national meet in a time of 24:49.6, which placed him 23rd. The first 25 finishers are given the title all-American.

At the St. John's Invitational he finished fourth and Rick Brandl, a junior from Flushing, N.Y., finished 19th in a field of 200 runners. Mutschelknaus won the Bemidji State Invitational, setting a record for the five-mile course of 24:34. Brandl finished seventh with what was the winning time the previous year. In the conference meet, the Cobbers made their best showmg ever with a fourth-place finish. The team came in eighth of 20 at the regional competition in Rock Island, Ill. There Mutschelknaus finished sixth, which qualified him for the NCAA Division Ill event.
 
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Individual performances highlight women's sports

Many good individual performances were reported in women's fall sports at Concordia.

The golf team recorded first-place finishes five times along with one second-place finish. The team also finished first in the regional competition played in Iowa.

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The cross country team recorded three first-place finishes and was led by seniors Anita Anderson of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Barb Cartford of White Bear Lake, Minn., along with sophomore Heidi Moen of Skjetten, Norway.

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While the tennis team had a disappointing 0-4 record, two individuals finished the season with 3-1 records: sophomore Jany Dynes from Dickinson, N.D., and Moorhead freshman Debra Hjalmquist.

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The volleyball squad recorded 11 wins against 23 losses.
 

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The field hockey team finished with a 7-12 record.