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12/05  Academic All-Conference Award Winners.
(In at least 2nd year at Concordia and at least a 3.35 cumulative GPA)

Kjersten Jahraus Jr Grafton, ND Psychology 
Katie Martin So Bozeman, MT Food/Nutrition/Dietetics 
Beth Moen Sr Andover, MN Math Education 
Heather Shulstad So Fargo, ND Social Studies Education 
Elizabeth Sorenson So Stanley, ND Psychology/Poli Sci 

11/18 Concordia Finishes 20th at NCAA National Meet.
The NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships were hosted by  Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.  Concordia sent their first women’s team delegation to the national meet since 1990, and returned home with a 20th place finish.  Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND) capped her Cobber cross country career with a team-leading 44th place. Also competing were; Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT) in 71st place,  Heather Brendan (Sr., Minot ND) in 141st place, Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, MN) in 147th place, Lisa Owen (Fr., Minot, ND) in 196th place,  Heather Shulstad (So., Fargo, ND) in 208th place  and Emily Judd (Billings, MT,) in 210th place. 

11/18 NCAA National Cross Country Meet Results and Information.

11/17 Forum Article, Cobbers women’s team advances to nationals.
         By Chad Purcell, Forum Sports Editor 

11/17 The Concordian, Teamwork leads cross country to nationals.
          by Nate De Cock, Sports Editor 

11/11 Concordia Finishes Fifth at Central Region Meet.
The Cobbers, by virtue of their narrow fifth place finish, earned their first team berth since 1990 to the NCAA Division III Nationals. Concordia held off Loras and Carleton, by a combined total of seven points, for the fifth and final Central Regional spot in the National Championships. 

The Cobbers were led by three All-Region performers; 6th place Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND), 10th place Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT), and 15th place Heather Brendan (Sr., Minot ND).  The NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships will be November 18 at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.

11/10 Central Region Information and Results.

11/03 The Concordian, Women's Cross Country places second
       by Nate De Cock, Sports Editor
 
Marv Roeske
MIAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

11/02 Concordia Coach Marv Roeske Named MIAC Coach of the Year.
Concordia Women's Cross Country Coach Marv Roeske was named the MIAC Coach of the Year. He led the Cobbers to second place at the MIAC Championship Meet, only 20 points behind nationally ranked and MIAC Champion St. Olaf. The second place finish was the highest for the Cobbers since 1990 when they won the MIAC title. The team also placed three runners in the top nine at the meet. Concordia has placed either first or second in five of their seven meets this year. 

This is Roeske's second year as head coach of the cross country team, he is also the head women's track and field coach where he won MIAC Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999. 
 
Heidi Brenden
Sr.
Minot, ND
Was the runner-up at the MIAC Championship Meet and one of three Cobbers to finish in the top 10. 

10/28 Concordia Finishes Second at MIAC Championship Meet.
Led by the trio of Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND), Heather Brendan (Sr., Minot ND) and Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT), Concordia finished second at the MIAC Championship Meet. The second place finish was the highest place for the Cobbers since 1990 when they won the MIAC title. Heidi Brenden finished in second place, sister Heather finished fourth and Martin finished ninth. All three earn All-MIAC honors for finishing in the top 15. Two other runners received All-MIAC Honorable Mention, they were Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, MN) and Lisa Owen (Fr., Minot, ND).Concordia now focuses on the NCAA Regional Meet at Waverly, IA on November 11th. 

10/27 The Concordian, Brenden twins leaving lasting impression
          by Joe Albert, The Concordian

10/20 Concordia Tunes Up for MIAC with Meet at St. John's.
Concordia's Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT) won the individual title and Concordia tied for second as a team at the SJU Invite. Martin's time of 12:26 over the two mile course edged teammate Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND) by four seconds. The Cobbers are gearing up for the MIAC Meet which is on October 28th at Como park in St. Paul.

10/14 Concordia finishes 10th of 31 at UW LaCrosse.

10/7 Results from Concordia Homecoming 5K & Kid's 1 Mile.

9/29 Concordia Wins Viking Invite.
Concordia edged Jamestown College by five points to win the Viking Invitational (Valley City State). The Cobbers were led by Heidi Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND) who won the meet with a time of 18:57, which was over 30 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Katie Martin (So., Bozeman, MT), Heather Brenden (Sr., Minot, ND) and Heather Schulstad (So., Fargo, ND) also placed in the top ten for the meet. Next up for Concordia is the UW-LaCrosse Invite on Saturday, October 14th. 

9/29  The Concordian, Cross Country Recovers After U of MN Invite
         by Nate De Cock, Sports Editor 

9/23 Concordia finishes 16th at U of MN Invitational.

9/15 The Concordian, Women's cross country wins again
        by Eric Morrow, The Concordian 

9/13 Concordia ranked 22nd in Nation in Latest FinishLynx Women's Cross Country Rankings.
9/09 Concordia Wins St. John's Invitational.
The Concordia Women's Cross Country team beat nationally ranked St.Thomas by winning the nine team St. John's Invitational. Concordia edged out the field with a team score of 57 followed closely by Gustavus (61) and St. Thomas (64).  Leading the way for the Cobbers for the second straight week was the duo of Katie Martin (So, Bozeman, MT) and Heidi Brenden (Sr, Minot, ND) finishing 4th in 19:45 and 5th in 20:02 respectively. Concordia's next meet is at the 40 team University of Minnesota Invitational on September 23..

9/09 The Concordian, Impressive Start for Cross Country by Nate De Cock, Sports Editor 

9/01  Concordia Wins Opening meet with Bemidji State and Jamestown.
Concordia cruised to victory in their opening meet of the season. The Cobbers were led by overall winner, Katie Martin (So., Bozeman MT) and top five finishers Heidi Brendan (Sr., Minot ND, Minot H.S.), Heather Brendan (Sr., Minot ND, Minot H.S.) and first year student Emily Judd (Billings, MT, Billings H.S.). Altogether the Cobbers placed seven runners in the top 12 spots. Their next meet will be Saturday, September 9th at the St. John's Invitational.
 

2000 Season Preview

Concordia returns three experienced, and highly successful, runners for the 2000 women's cross country season. The leaders for the Cobbers will be the Brenden sisters, Heather (Sr., Minot ND, Minot H.S.) and Heidi (Sr., Minot ND, Minot H.S.), and also Katie Martin (So., Bozeman MT). All three have placed in the top 15 in recent MIAC meets and they have all had success at the regional meet. Adding depth to the team will be Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, MN,  Anoka H.S.) who was injured for all of 1999, but came back in the spring and took fifth place in the 10,000 meter run at the MIAC outdoor meet. The Cobbers are hoping to find a fifth runner from a large group of sophomores and first year students so they can better their fourth place finish in the MIAC from 1999 and make a run at the national meet.
 
 

 

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