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1984 Men's Track and Field

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In his first season as head track coach, Doug Perry sent eight women and three men to nationals. The wom placed third in the MIAC meet, the men, fifth.

In men's track, besides Swanberg and Berglund (see below),  Henrik Pederson '85, from Oslo, Norway, qualified for nationals by placing third in the steeplechase at the conference level.

A welcome addition to this year's track season was the recently completed all weather track . Besides having an Olympic-quality surface on which to practice, the Cobbers are now in a position to host major high school and college meets

Six Concordia athletes earned all-American status in baseball, tennis, and track and field this spring, the highest number of Cobbers to be so honored in a single season.

Howard Berglund '84 from Carrington, N.D., garnered two of the prized certificates in baseball and track. Mark Nelson '85, Alexandria, Minn., gave the baseball team its second all-American; and freshman Julie Gilbertson, Fargo, N.D., won the honor in tennis. In track, three other athletes were named allArnerican - Linda McDuffy '85, Moorhead; Sharyl Geisert '84, Esko, Minn.; and David Swanberg '85, East Grand Forks, Minn.

Howard Berglund, who both pitched and played shortstop for the Cobbers, had a .432 batting average. In the 62 2/3 innings he pitched this year, he had 64 strikeouts and an earned-run average of 2.87.

Since baseball was his first love, Berglund hadn't planned to go out for track in college, although he had been an all-state javelin champion in high school. However, when Concordia's baseball season ended early during his junior year, he turned his attention to track, set an MIAC javelin record of 218'4" and qualified for the NCAA national meet where he placed seventh. This year, even though he didn't compete at the conference meet, he again qualified for nationals, placing sixth and earning his all-American status. A summa cum laude graduate in biology, Berglund plans to attend the University of North Dakota Medical School in Grand Forks this fall.

All-American David Swanberg, a member of the hockey team, went out for track to help condition him for hockey. Still learning his potential as a runner, according to Coach Perry, he nonetheless placed first in the 400-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash at the conference meet and took fifth place in the 400 at nationals. A serious athlete, he set winning all-American status as a goal.

The 1984 Cobber track team had two new additions a new coach, Doug Perry, and the Irv Christenson all-weather outdoor track.  The track provided the runners with one of the finest facilities in the nation on which to train and compete.

Men's Roster

Dave D.J. Johnson and Pete Seljevold were team captains.
Concordia trackmen were Bob Hinman, Todd Finlayson, Henrik Pedersen, Clay Loeffler, Paul Yetter, Jeff Kemmet, Ron Baglien, Clayton Wiffen, Brian Durkop, Bryan Bannmiller, Tim Boie, Kurt Waters, Dave Johnson, Wayne Hansmann, Nick Newton, Pete Seljevold, Greg Enerson, Bruce Fuller, Keith Schleeter, Steve Schmitz, Reid Christopherson, Paul Miller, Al Haugo, Nate Lund, and Phil Elkin

Men's Schedule

MIAC Championships

Men's Track and Field
 Conference Standings 1984
    Team          Totals
  1 St. Thomas     249.5
  2 St. Olaf       108.5
  3 St. John's     80
  4 Hamline        72
  5 Concordia      30
  6 Carleton       22
  7 Gustavus       13
  8 Macalaster     12
  9 Bethel         2
 10 Augsburg       0