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7/12 Kris Kuehl Finishes Fifth at Olympic Trials, Fails to Qualify for Olympic Games.

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)-- Former Concordia All-American Kris Kuehl ('92, Storden, Minn.) finished fifth in the finals of the discus at the 2004 USA Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Sacramento, Calif. and failed to qualify for the Olympic Track and Field Team that will compete in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece on August 13-29. The top three finishers in the event were eligible to qualify for the Olympics.

Kuehl was seeded second heading into the final after she qualified with a toss of 197-01 in Saturday's first flight in the preliminaries of the event. She was unable to duplicate her success, throwing only 192-11 in her six attempts in the finals. Aretha Hill won the event with a toss of 208-06. All three of the top finishers threw farther than the Olympic "A" qualifying standard of 200-0. 

Kuehl was vying to become a member of the USA Track and Field Team for the second consecutive Olympic Games. She qualified for the team that competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. 

Top Five Finishers in the Finals of the Discus: (Complete Results
Women Discus Throw
    Name                         Team                    Finals
1 Aretha Hill                  Nike                    63.55m     208-06
      63.55m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  58.35m  FOUL
2 Stephanie Brown              Moreno Trenching        61.90m     203-01
      61.90m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL
3 Seilala Sua                  Nike                    61.60m     202-01
      61.60m  FOUL  55.95m  FOUL  FOUL  61.13m
4 Rebecca Breisch              Nebraska                59.28m     194-06
      59.28m  FOUL  56.09m  46.46m  52.49m  51.27m
5 Kris Kuehl                   Nike                    58.81m     192-11
      56.28m  58.81m  57.50m  57.12m  58.54m  56.11m

7/10-12 Former Cobber Kris Kuehl Attempts to Qualify for Her 2nd Straight Olympic Games!
(SACRAMENTO, CALIF.)-- Former Concordia All-American Kris Kuehl ('92, Storden, Minn.) will attempt to qualify for her second consecutive Olympic Games when she competes in the 2004 USA Olympic Track and Field Team Trials in Sacramento, Calif. on July 10-12. Kuehl will compete in the discus throw. She is currently ranked fifth in the country with a top throw in 2004 of 198'6". Only the top three finishers in the discus will qualify for the Olympic Games to be held in Athens, Greece on August 13-29. 

Kuehl participated in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia. She did not qualify for the finals in the event. At the 2000 USA Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, Kuehl qualified third with a toss of 202' 7".

Complete Women's Discus Olympic Qualifying Schedule:
Women's Discus Preliminaries on Saturday, July 10 at 5:10pm.
Women's Discus Finals on Monday, July 12 at 7:30pm.
Complete results can be found at: www.usatf.org/events/2004/OlympicTrials-TF/schedule.asp

5/30 Marv Roeske Named USTCA Central Region Coach of the Year!
(Decatur, Ill.)-- Following a highly successful 2004 outdoor campaign, Concordia head coach Marv Roeske was named the United States Track Coaches Association (USTCA) Central Region Coach of the Year. The award caps a year, where Roeske's Cobbers won the MIAC title and placed five athletes in the NCAA Division III National Meet. Earlier in the month, Roeske was named the MIAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. 

For Roeske, it marks the first time in his career that he earns regional honors for the outdoor season. He was named the USTCA Central Region Indoor Coach of the Year in 1998. He has also earned MIAC Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999. 

He has led the Cobbers to MIAC outdoor titles in 2004 and 1999, and has twice captured the MIAC indoor title - in 1998 and 1999. 

5/29 Cobbers' Day 3 Dash - Pfeiffer and 4x400-Meter Relay Team Earn All-American Status!
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(Decatur, Ill.)-- In the final competition of a long and grueling track season, five Cobbers carried the weight of the entire team as they made the dash for top honors at the NCAA Division III National Meet. Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.D./Colman-Egan HS), the 4x400-meter relay team and Nicole Plante (Jr., Fort Benton, Mont.) finished the season at the very peak of their events at the NCAA Division III National Meet. 

Pfeiffer completed her second successful outdoor national competition as she finished sixth in the 400 meters and then anchored the 4x400-meter relay team that also earned All-American honors. For Pfeiffer it is her third All-American award in her first two seasons at Concordia. Last year she finished seventh in the 100-meter dash and earned All-American status. Pfeiffer was joined by three first-year athletes to capture the All-American award. Alissa Bilden (Fr., Miles, City, Mont./Custer County HS), Amy Ravenhorst (Fr., Hollandale, Minn./Albert Lea HS) and Kelly Olson (Fr., Minot, N.Dak./Minot Ryan HS) all capped a dream-like first year of competition, and laid the ground work for a dominating relay team over the next three years. Plante completed the quintet of Cobber athletes participating at the national meet by competing in the finals of the open javelin. 

Plante started the day for the Concordia elite by finishing her outstanding season in the javelin. She did not qualify for the final heat, putting up a distance of 124'3" in her preliminary throws. That mark was only five feet from qualifying for the finals. She finishes the javelin season having competed in her second straight national competition, and for the second straight season having broke the Concordia school record in the event. 

Pfeiffer then opened the day for the track athletes by running a 56.45 in the finals of the 400 meters. That time is the second fastest of her career.

She entered the race seeded seventh and as was positioned in the far outside lane. Pfeiffer broke from the starting blocks and was patient for the first 200 meters, letting the competition settle into place. She then finished the race by bolting to a 29.5 over the final 200 meters, and in the process passing the seventh and eighth finishers in the field. She was only .26 seconds away from cracking into the top five, as the fifth place finisher finished in 56.19.

Finally, the upstart 4x400-meter team took center stage to ran with the top teams in the nation. The race turned into one of the best events in the entire competition, as six of the eight teams ran faster than the top time in Division III entering the race. The Concordia quartet stayed close throughout the entire race but was unable to make up ground at the end. The Cobbers finished in a time of 3:53.26, which is the fifth straight time they have posted a time faster than the second fastest time in school history entering the 2004 season. In the preliminaries, the relay team narrowly missed a school record when they ran 3:50.82.

Despite finishing last in the finals, the Cobbers gave notice to the rest of the field for the years to come, as they were the only squad in the event that did not have a runner older than a sophomore.

5/28 Plante Smashes School Record in the Heptathlon and Pfeiffer Qualifies in the 400!
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(Decatur, Ill)-- Day two at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship Meet once again brought out the best in the Cobber competitors. After steadily making her way through the first four events in the heptathlon on Wednesday, Nicole Plante (Jr., Fort Benton, Mont.) turned up the intensity and cruised to a school record score on her way to 12th place in the heptathlon. Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.D./Colman-Egan HS) rounded out Concordia's second day competitors, as she ran a 56.82 and qualified for the finals in the 400 meters.

Plante started the second day of competition in the women's muti-event by jumping 16-3 in the long jump. She followed that performance with a toss of 131-7 in the javelin. That mark was the third farthest distance out of any competitor in the event, and served as a warmup for Plante when she competes in the open javelin event on Saturday. Plante closed out the competition by putting up a career-best time in the 800 meters. She ran a 2:27.19 to accumulate 729 points and lock down the 12th spot in the event.

Plante finished with a final total of 4,428 points which hammers her old school record of 4,367 points which she set at this year's MIAC heptathlon meet. The 12th place finish marks an eight spot improvement over last year's 20th place finish. She also climbed three spots from her 15th place seed at the start of the meet. 

Plante will compete in the finals of the open javelin on Saturday, May 29 beginning at 11:30am.

Pfeiffer opened up her preliminary heat of the 400 meters with a blistering 26.1 in the opening 200 meters but then struggled over the final 200 meters, posting a 30.5, and finishing with a time of 56.6. That time was the seventh fastest time in the preliminaries, and qualifies her for eight-person finals on Saturday.

Pfeiffer was seeded seventh heading into the meet by virtue of her 56.32 which she ran at the MIAC Championship Meet earlier in the month. Pfeiffer, who was an All-American in the 100 meters last year, opted to pass on her 100 and 200 meter national qualifying times to focus on the 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay.
Pfeiffer will run in the open 400 finals on Saturday at 2:30pm and then finish the meet by running in the finals of the 4x400-meter relay at 5:05pm. 

5/27 4x400-Meter Relay Team Qualifies for Finals, Plante Finishes Day 1 of Heptathlon.
| Cobber NCAA Championship Meet Homepage | 4x400-Meter Preliminary Results | Heptathlon Day 1 Results |
| Multimedia Menu: Action Picture Page | Quicktime Movie of Nicole Plante Clearing 4'10.5" in the High Jump |

(Decatur, Ill.)-- The Concordia women's 4x400-meter relay team of Alissa Bilden (Fr., Miles, City, Mont./Custer County HS), Amy Ravenhorst (Fr., Hollandale, Minn./Albert Lea HS), Kelly Olson (Fr., Minot, N.Dak./Minot Ryan HS) and Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.D./Colman-Egan HS) ran a season-best 3:50.82 in the second heat at the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet to qualify for the finals in the event.  That mark is the second fastest time in school history and only .13 off the school record set back in 1985. 

The Cobbers finished fourth in their heat and were part of the four fastest teams that qualified from both heats. The top two teams in each heat plus next four fastest advanced to the finals. MIAC rival St. Thomas also qualified for the finals in the relay, as they posted a 3:49.45 and finished fifth in the same heat. 

Two-Sport athlete Amy Ravenhorst came through on the second leg of the relay, running a season-best 57.42 to pull away with the lead pack. Alissa Bilden led off the relay in 57.97, followed by Ravenhorst, then Kelly Olson ran 58.32 and anchor Angie Pfeiffer closed with a 56.74.

The finals will be held on Saturday, May 29 at 5:05pm. 

Nicole Plante (Jr., Fort Benton, Mont.) completed the first four events in the heptathlon and finished the day in 16th place with 2,484 points. That total is 16 points ahead of her first-day total at the MIAC heptathlon where she finished third. 

Plante started started the competition by running a 15.90 in the 100-meter hurdles and scoring 710 points - her single highest point total of any event on the day. She then unleashed a career-best mark in the high jump. Her height of 4'10.5 was good for 610 points. In her third event, she threw the shot put 30'9.75" and scored 490 points. Plante completed day one by running a 27.67 in the 200 meters. 

She will finish the event by competing in the long jump, javelin and 800-meter run. Plante should make up ground on the competition as she is traditionally strong in the jumps and also qualified for the open javelin event. She will try to better last year's 20th place finish at the national meet. 

The only other Cobber athlete that will compete on Friday is Angie Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer will run in the preliminaries of the 400 meters at 6:15pm. She qualified seventh in the event with a time of 56.32. 

5/24 Cobbers Send Banner Crew to NCAA Championship Meet!!
| Cobber NCAA Championship Meet Homepage |
| Nicole Plante Schedule and Seed | Angie Pfeiffer Schedule and Seed | 4x400Meter Relay Schedule and Seed
Nicole Plante Qualifies in the Heptathlon and Javelin, Angie Pfeiffer in the 400 Meters and the 4x400-Meter Relay Team Also Qualifies. 

5/22 Renee Splichal Can't Better Her Marks at the UW-Oshkosh Last Chance Meet.
         | Complete Meet Results

5/20 Track the Cobbers as They Attempt to Qualify for the NCAA DIII Outdoor Meet!
| Angie Pfeiffer's Qualifying Times | Nicole Plante's Qualifying Scores | Renee Splichal's Qualifying Height |
| 4x400 Meter Relay Team Qualifying Time |
- Follow along as the Cobbers attempt to qualify for the DIII National Outdoor Meet. National rankings will be posted daily from now until the qualification deadline on May 22.

5/15 Cobbers Compete at St. Olaf Qualifier.
    | Complete Results |

5/12 Angie Pfeiffer and Marv Roeske Earn MIAC Top Honors.
(St. Paul, Minn.)--Concordia sophomore sprinter Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.D./Colman-Egan HS) and head coach Marv Roeske capped off a dreamlike conference meet weekend by earning three of the four top honors handed out by the league office. Pfeiffer was named the Outstanding Track Athlete for the MIAC Outdoor Meet, and also captured the MIAC Women's Most Outstanding Performance Award for her meet record in the 400 meters. Roeske was named the MIAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. 

Pfeiffer was a triple champion at the 2004 outdoor meet with wins in the 200, 400, and 4x400-meter relay. She set meet records in the 400 meters and as part of the 4x400-meter relay team and also set a school record in the 200 meters. Her time of 56.32 in the 400 meters broke an 18-year-old record in the event that was previously held by Pam Olsgaard ('86) of Concordia. Pfeiffer has qualified for NCAA nationals in the 100, 200, 400 meter dashes, and in the 4x400-meter relay.  The national meet will be held on May 27-29 at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. 

Roeske led the Cobbers to their improbable upset win over perennial league champion St. Thomas at the championship meet. Last year, the Cobbers finished in fourth place. Roeske pulled off the win by having his track athletes participate in as many races as they were able. He pushed the team to achieve well beyond their third-place seeding. For Roeske, it is the third time that he has been honored as coach of the year. 

5/08 Cobbers Run Away From St. Thomas to Claim MIAC Outdoor Championship!!

| MIAC Championship Meet Home Page | Final Results From MIAC Championship Meet |
| Action Picture Page | Video of Angie Pfeiffer Winning the 200 Meters | Video of Concordia's Victory Lap |

5/07 Cobbers Complete Day 1 of MIAC Championship Meet.
       | MIAC Championship Meet Home Page | Results from Day 1 at MIAC Championship Meet |
- Angie Pfieffer runs a 12.27 in the 100 meters and also qualifies for the finals in the 200 and 400.
- Cobbers qualify 11 athletes for Saturday's final heats.
- 4x800-meter relay team runs a season-best 9:22.32 and finishes second.
- Renee Splichal finishes eighth in the long jump and pole vault. 

5/04 Official Results of Masanz Invitational Now Online.
         | Complete Video Results of Masanz Invitational

5/01 Cobbers Burn Up the Track at the Masanz Invitational at MSU-Moorhead.
         | Complete Final Results of Masanz Invitational
- Angie Pfeiffer wins the 100 and 200 meters and provisionally qualifies for nationals in three events.
- Alissa Bilden wins the 400 meters.
- 4x400-meter relay team provisionally qualifies for nationals and puts up 2nd fastest time in school history.

4/29 Plante and Splichal Keep Status Quo, Finish 3rd and 4th at MIAC Heptathlon.
- Nicole Plante Breaks 18-Year-Old School Record!! 
         | Complete Final Results of MIAC Heptathlon |

4/29 Plante Third, Splichal Fourth After First Day of MIAC Heptathlon.
         | Complete Results From First Day of MIAC Heptathlon |

4/24 Cobbers Compete at the Al Cassell Relays at Jamestown College.
         | Complete Results From Al Cassell Relays |

4/23-24 Cobbers Send Skelteton Crew to Compete at Drake Relays.
         | Complete Concordia Results From Drake Relays |

4/20 Cobbers Edge NDSU to Take Title at Cobber Twilight.
         | Complete Women's Results From the Cobber Twilight

4/20 Ange Pfeiffer Named MIAC Track Athlete of the Week.
Concordia sophomore Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.Dak./Colman-Egan HS) was named the MIAC Track Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performance at the Kansas Relays. It is the third ime in her career that she has won athlete of the week honors. She becomes the second Cobber to earn athlete of the week accolades this season. Teammate Nicole Plante (Jr., Fort Benton, Mont.) was named the MIAC Field Athlete of the Week on April 7.

Pfeiffer provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III National Meet in three events during Friday's competetion. She ran a 12.21 in the 100 meters which placed her 12th in a field of 36. She then put up a 57.52 in the 400 meters, placing 11th. That time is a personal record and is the second fastest time ever run by a Concordia athlete at that distance. Pfeiffer capped off her day by helping the Cobber 4x400-meter relay team finish 11th in a time of 3:57.49. 

She is currently ranked second in the MIAC in the 100 meters, first in the 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay team has the fastest time in the conference this season. Nationally, she is seventh in both the 100 and 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay team is ranked sixth.

4/15-17 Cobbers Compete at Kansas Relays.
       | Kansas Relays Complete Results |
- Angie Pfeiffer provisionally qualifies for the national meet in three events.

4/16 Updated Meet Schedule For Cobber Twilight Meet Now Online.
       | Updated Cobber Twilight Meet Schedule |

4/14 Cobbers Compete at NDSU Open.
         | NDSU Open Complete Results |

4/07 Nicole Plante Named MIAC Field Athlete of the Week!
Concordia junior Nicole Plante (Jr., Fort Benton, Mont.) was named the MIAC Field Athlete of the Week. It is the first time in her career that she has won the award.

Plante finished second in an strong field at the St. Benís Heptathlon. Her score of 4,254 total points is an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying mark, and is four points better then her qualifying mark from last year. That point total also ranks her sixth in the nation among heptathlete athletes. 

During the event she also broke her own school record in the javelin. She recorded a distance of 141-8 which provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA national meet.

4/4 Cobbers Place Two in Top Five at St. Ben's Heptathlon.
        - Nicole Plante rallies on day two for second place finish!!!
         | Final St. Ben's Heptathlon Scores |

4/4 Renee Splichal in Fourth Place After First Day of St. Ben's Heptathlon.

4/3 Cobbers Just Miss Second Place at Jimmie Invitational.
         | Jimmie Invitational Complete Results |

3/27 Cobbers Finish 2nd at SJU/CSB Invite, Splichal Breaks School Pole Vault Record! 
         | SJU/CSB Invite Complete Results |

3/06 Cobbers Miss Second Place By a Single Point at the MIAC Championship Meet.
         | Championship Meet Home Page | Championship Meet Results |

3/05 Cobbers in Second Place After Day Two of MIAC Indoor Championships.
- Pfeiffer wins 400m, 3rd in 55m; Bilden 2nd in 600m; Owen 4th in 1500m!!
         | Championship Meet Home Page | Championship Meet Results |

3/04 Plante and Splichal Take 2nd and 3rd at MIAC Pentathlon.
- Nicole Plante posts second-best pentathlon total in school history! 
         | Complete Results |

2/28 Cobbers Open Spring Break By Warming to the Competiton at the Cal Rossi Relays. 
         | Complete Results

2/27 Cobbers Compete at St. Olaf Open; Owen Grabs Two Event Titles!
         | Complete Results

2/19 Cobber Compete at Bison Classic.
         | Complete Results

2/17 Renee Splichal Named MIAC Field Athlete of the Week.
Concordia senior Renee Splichal (Garrison, N.Dak.) was named the MIAC Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Cobber Invitational. 

Splichal became the first female at Concordia to break the 11-foot barrier in the pole vault. The senior cleared the bar at 11-1 and finished second in the event in the Cobber Invitational last weekend. Her vault ranks 11th nationally, and provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Division III National Meet. It is also the second best vault in the MIAC this season.

She also finished sixth in the triple jump with a personal best distance, which ranks her fifth in the MIAC. Splichal, currently the top ranked pentathlete in the MIAC, also posted a 9.07 in the 55 hurdles (ranked 9th in the MIAC) and tied her high jump PR of 4-9.75.

2/14 Splichal Soars; Pfeiffer Flies; Concordia Captures Fourth at Cobber Invitational.
| Cobber Invitational Homepage | Complete Women's Results | Complete Men's Results

2/08 Cobbers Go Across the River to Compete at the Bison Open.
         | Complete Meet Results |

2/06 Final Results From Cobber Pentathlon Are Now Online.
| Cobber Pentathlon Homepage | Complete Women's Results | Complete Men's Results

2/03 Angie Pfeiffer Named MIAC Track Athlete of the Week.
Concordia sophomore Angie Pfeiffer (Colman, S.Dak./Colman-Egan HS) was named the MIAC track Athlete of the Week. Pfeiffer won all three of her events in the Cobber Dual Meet on Saturday. It is the second time in her career that she has won conference athlete of the week honors.

She won the trifecta of events by bettering NCAA Division II and NAIA athletes in the 55 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. She won the 55 meters with a time of 7.41, which was .10 faster than the next competitor. Her winning time is 3/100th of a second off her own school record time set last year. Her time of 26.25 in the 200 was over a half of a second faster than the second place finisher and .30 off her school record time of 25.95. She finished the meet by winning the 400 meters in a time 59.63. That mark is a little over a second off the school record that was set in 1986.

1/31 Cobbers Capture Cobber Dual Meet Crown!
| Cobber Dual Meet Homepage | Complete Men's Results | Complete Women's Results |

1/24 Cobbers Break Olson Forum Records at Alumni Meet.
         | Alumni Meet Homepage | Complete Alumni Meet Results |

1/06 Cobber Women's Track Schedule Now Online.
         | 2003-04 Women's Track Schedule

8/19 NCAA Releases Statement About National Track Meet.
         | Complete Statement from NCAA

7/20 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year ParticipationForms are Now Online.

 

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