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1983 Women's Track and Field

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Two women from the Concordia women's track team earned all-America honors for their high placing at the  NCAA Division Ill track tournament, held at North Central College in Napperville, Ill., on May 28.

Lynnette Dyrdahl, a junior from Kalispell, Mont., placed fifth at nationals in the 1,500 meter and set a new Cobber record of 4:37.97.  Kristine Freeman,  a  senior  from Duluth, Minn., placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 42-5½. Competitors  must place sixth or higher to receive all-America status.

Sharyl Geisert, a junior from Esko, Minn., also did well at nationals, placing eighth in the shot put with a throw of4l-6½ and ninth in javelin with a throw of 128-4. Also taking part in nationals was the 440-meter relay team of Margo RoIm, a senior from Moorhead; Cheryl Richter, a junior from Perham, Minn.; Rachel Pietsch, a freshman  from Casselton, N.D.; and Pamela Olsgaard, a freshman from Moorhead.

This was the first time that Concordia had taken part in the NCAA tournament in track. With over 100 teams participating, the Cobbers scored 24 points and tied for 18th.  The  College  of St. Thomas, another school in the MIAC, placed second behind the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.

At the conference level, for the second consecutive year, Concordia  placed  second behind St.  Thomas in the MIAC tournament, held May 13-14 at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. Concordia's shot put and discus throwers earned 61 of the total 120 Cobber team points.