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Spring 1998 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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Concordia's spring sports season was highlighted by a 6th place finish at NCAA nationals by the women's golf team and a 10th place finish at NCAA nationals by women's track and field.


  Spring 1998 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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Women's Golf Ties for 6th at NCAA Nationals

The women's golf team finished tied for 6th at the NCAA Division II-III National Golf
 
All-American 
Kristen Hanson 
championship at Allendale, Michigan May 12-16, the 7th consecutive top 6 finish at nationals for coach Duane Siverson's Cobbers. Concordia was led at nationals by  Kristen Hanson ('99, Fosston). Hanson finished 30th at nationals, followed by All-American Christie Strecker ('00, Albert Lea) (33rd), Kari Weidner ('00, Fargo)(37th), Jenny Dick ('98, Rochester)(42nd) and  Nicole Koskey ('99, Princeton) (50th).

Earlier, Concordia, led by tournament medalist Strecker, captured their second consecutive Minnesota State College Golf Tournament.  Concordia's spring success came on the heals of last fall's MIAC Championship, their 6th title in the tourney's 7 years of existence.



  Spring 1998 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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Women's Track & Field 10th at NCAA Nationals

The women's outdoor track and field team, following up on their MIAC Indoor championship, placed third at the MIAC Outdoor meet and took 10th at the NCAA National Meet at Macalester May 21-23. The eight Cobbers who qualified for nationals were led by three All-American
Laura Utke
All-American 
Laura Utke 
performers, Laura Utke ('99, Oriska), Maria DeBoer ('00, Pine Island), and Becky Kearns ('98, Hopkins).

Utke placed second at nationals in the hammer throw with a school record toss of 162-7. DeBoer finished 5th in the discus at nationals with a toss of 140-3, followed by Kearns in 6th at 138-11.

Concordia's 3rd year head coach, Marv Roeske, was named MIAC Coach of the Year.

The Cobbers' 3rd place finish at the MIAC Championship Meet on May 9th was highlighted by the performance of  Sarah Severson ('98, Ellsworth, WI). Severson won the long jump (17-3 1/2), placed second in the heptathlon, took 3rd in both the triple jump (35-11 1/2) and pole vault (8-7 1/2) and placed 8th in the high jump (4-11 3/4).  Severson later set a school record in the long jump with a 19-2 1/2 and qualified for Nationals, where she finished 11th.

Cobber individual MIAC champions, in addition to Severson, were Kearns in the Hammer and Amanda Glas ('99, Fargo) in the javelin. Glas went on to place 13th at Nationals.

Others advancing to nationals were Heidi Brenden ('01, Minot, ND) (15th in the 1500) and  Sara Grineski ('01, Moorhead) (18th in the 100  hurdles).

Thirteen women's track team members also earned Academic All-MIAC honors with their cumulative GPAs of 3.35 or better. Those so honored, in addition to Kearns, Utke and Severson, were Jessica Anderson ('99, Eden Prairie),  Michelle Beare  ('99, Fargo, ND),  Jessica Edwards ('00, Glendive, MT),  Stacia Fey  ('98, Fargo, ND),   Mollee Ludtke ('98, Albert Lea, MN),    Karin McGregor ('00, Pelican Rapids),  Charity Penn   ('00, Buffalo, SD),  Leta Prochnow ('99, Jamestown, ND),  Karyn Senst  ('00, Two Harbors), and Kelly Shannon ('00, Rapid City, SD).
 



Spring 1998 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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Men's Track and Field takes 3rd in MIAC
 
Concordia's young men's track and field team also took third at the MIAC Outdoor Championship May 9th. The Cobbers were led by sophomore Micah Benson ('00, Moorhead).  Micah won the  
Dan Buchholz
Micah Benson
 long jump (22-7 1/4) , placed 4th in the high jump (6-4 3/4), ran on a 4x100 relay that took second and the 4x400 relay that took 4th, and placed 6th in the 400 meter run (49.49). Micah went on to set a school record of 23-6 1/2 May 14th. He finished 14th at the NCAA Nationals long jump with a leap of 22-5 1/4.

Concordia freshman Adam Strainer ('01, Helena, MT) took second at the MIAC in the triple jump. He set a school record in the triple jump on May 14th with a leap of 47-4 1/2 and went on to place 16th at NCAA Nationals.

Jeff Hertel ('01, Fargo) led the Cobbers at MIAC decathlon with a 5th place finish and is believed to be just the 6th freshman in MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship history to place in five events. In addition to his decathlon performance, Hertel placed 4th in the Javelin, 7th in the long jump, 7th in the triple jump, and 8th in the high jump.

Cobber Joel Nelson ('01, Fargo,) led Concordia in the weight events, placing third in the MIAC in both the shot put and the hammer throw.

In addition to Benson, six other Cobbers earned Academic All-MIAC awards: Nels Paulson  ('00, Cambridge, MN),  Scott Holthusen ('00, Wahpeton, ND),  Mark Ochenrider ('99, Whitefish, MT),  Jeremy Blake  ('99, Moorhead, MN),  Matt Drewes  ('98, Hawley, MN)  and Eric Raile ('00, Wishek N.D.)
 



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Baseball takes 6th in MIAC

The Cobber baseball team finished 6th in the MIAC race with a 9-11 record, 16-19 overall. This 
David Feir
  was the first time since 1987 that the Cobbers have not posted a winning record in the MIAC.

Concordia was led by All-MIAC performers David Feir ('98, Moorhead) and Dan Geiszler ('98, Moorhead).  Feir, an outfielder, hit .426 in MIAC play. Geiszler, also an outfielder, hit .324 with 22 RBI.

Three Cobbers earned Academic All-MIAC honors: Zach Anderson ('00, New London), Cory Brasel ('00,Perham) and  BJ Neiss  ('99, Sidney, MT)
 



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 Softball 7th in MIAC

The Cobber softball team ended the year 7th in the MIAC with a 10-12 record, 16-17-1 overall.
Heidi Mueller
 

Concordia was led by first team All-MIAC players Heidi Mueller ('99, Glenwood) and Sheri Damlo  ('98, Frazee). Mueller, a catcher, hit .404. Damlo, an infielder, hit .327 with 8 RBI.

Earning honorable mention All-MIAC honors was Allison Haaland ('99, Hanley Falls).

Four Cobbers earned Academic All-MIAC Honors: Julie Campion  ('98, Bloomington),
Laura Danielson ('00, Bemidji), Haaland and Mueller .
 



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 Men's Tennis 7th in MIAC

The men's tennis team finished 7th at the MIAC tournament after going 4-6 in MIAC duals, 8-8
Matt Blom
  overall. The Cobbers were led by No. 1 player Matt Blom ('00, Grand Forks, ND) and No. 2 player Nate Svingen ('99, Luverne).

 Kevin Zak ('99, St. Peter) joined Blom and Svingen in earning Academic All-MIAC honors. 



Spring 1998 Concordia Sports Wrap-Up
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 Women's Tennis Ends 9th in MIAC

 Women's tennis finished 5-13 overall, 2-8 in MIAC duals and 9th at the MIAC tournament.
No. 1
Elsa Schmitt 
  The Cobbers were led by No. 1 player Elsa Schmitt ('01, Wadena).  Stacy Bauck ('98, New York Mills) earned Academic All-MIAC honors. 



 
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