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1986 Women's Track and Field

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Track teams have all-conference, all- American performers

Concordia's women's track and field team had an outstanding year, according to coach Douglas Perry, with the team finishing second in the MIAC. Four athletes were named all-American and 26 all-conference.

Named all-American were seniors Cynthia Bogatzki Bertha, Minn., placing fourth nationally in the discuss competition, and Pamela Olsgaard, Barnesville, Minn., sixth in the nation it) the 400-meter dash; and soph- omores Tammy Krell, Vern- dale, Minn., who finished eighth nationally in the 400-meter hurdles, and Mary Line, also from Verndale, who placed fifth nationally in the heptathalon. 

All-conference women tracksters were seniors Bogatzki; Dawn Lexvold of Kenyon, Minn.; Olsgaard and Julie Olson, both of Buffalo, Minn.; sophomores Michelle Jolie of McFarland, Wis.; Krell; Heidi and Sue Licke, both of Deer River, Minn.; Line; Ann McKenna of Moorhead; and Susan Ness of Fergus Falls, Minn; and freshmen Kristin DeBoer of Pine Island, Minn.; BethEllickson of Burnsville, Minn. and JoLynne Erickson of Ada, Minn.

DeBoer had an excellent showing at the MIAC meet, winning both the long jump (5.24m) and the triple jump I10.86m). Olsgaard was named the meet's most valuable athlete after setting a new conference record of 56.46 in the 400-meter dash. Coach Perry said, "It was a tremendous year for the women. We certainly will miss our graduating seniors, but we have a young team and will be looking forward to next year.