Apr. 11, 1997
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Five members of Concordia's sports teams were recognized on April 5 as Academic All-MIAC honorees. Junior Sarah Severson (track), sophomore Leah Sonstelie (basketball), senior Holly Zollar (basketball), senior Ryan Williams (track) and senior Chris Thomes (hockey) were part of the 25 students honored in the conference. To be nominated, athletes must maintain a 3.2 GPA during the season and be either starters or significant players on their respective teams.
Baseball :Weather Takes Its Toll On team Andy Pratt, Staff Writer, 4/11/97
Concordia baseball opened conference play with a doubleheader at Gustavus on April 5. The Cobbers won the first 6-2, but the second game was suspended because of bad weather.
Softball Looking to be Power in MIAC
Concordia softball Concordia's softball team returned from Florida with more than a tan; it came back confident.
The Concordia men's and women's track teams have had plenty of action over the last few weeks. Both teams hosted an invitational on March 22 at the Olson Sports and Fitness forum.
The men won their meet by 159.5 points. The Cobbers men finished with 220.5 points, and Moorhead State came in second with 61 points.
The women finished second to Jamestown College with 200.5 points for the Cobbers. MSU finished third with 93.5 points.
"I think we are off to a really good start," women's coach Marv Roeske said.
The teams travelled to San Diego over the Easter holiday to compete in the University of California-San Diego Invitational following the home meet. Both teams had several members qualify for the MIAC championships.
The only Cobber to win an event outright and qualify for nationals was senior Renee Erickson. Erickson won the invitational division of the javelin with a throw of 148-5 feet.
Senior Michele Haugen qualifed or the MIAC Meet in the 400m by placing fifth with a time of 60.03. Junior Mollee Ludtke qualified in the 800m with a time of 2:18.45. Sophomore Barb Breienbach finished 2nd in the 3000m.
Junior Sarah Severson won the 100m hurdles and also qualified in the invitational division of both the long jump and the triple jump.
Freshman Maria DeBoer qualified in the invitational division of the shot put event finishing sixth. Deboer also qualified in the open division of the discus with a third place toss of 126-7 feet.
Sophomore Laura Utke qualified in the discus with a throw of 109-7, and also qualified in the shot put in the open division. Sophomre Amanda Glas took fourth in Javelin on a throw of 118-5 feet, which qualified her for the MIAC as well. She also qualified in the open division of shot put. Freshman Charity Penn qualified in the open division of the discus with a throw of 111-1 feet.
The women then competed at the Carleton invitational, where they took second to Jamestown College, Jamestown finished with 171.2 points, and the Cobbers ended up with 129.2 points. St. Thomas finished third with 118.7 points.
Several Cobbers won their individual events, including Severson in the long jump and Erickson in the javelin.
"We are definitely getting off to a great start, and if we can keep it up, we could do some great things," Roeske said.
The March 25, 1977, issue of The Concordian sports section:
Women's Tennis: Team Drops Match Against Bethel
Concordia's women's tennis team took a 3-6 loss against Bethel last Saturday at Concordia. The men's team had the weekend off.
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