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Division III Cross Country Coaches Association Awards: 
All-Academic Individuals 
Dan Bjerknes | Steve Edlund

All-Academic Teams 
Concordia - Team 68th,  3.108 Team GPA 

11/21 Concordian Wrap-Up Story

Cobbers Move up behind Keating

New head coach Garrick Larson and senior Bill Keating (ā98, Fargo) teamed up with a strong group of underclassmen to help the Cobbers move from 11th to 7th in the MIAC

Bill KeatingKeating placed 2nd in the MIACās individual competition and posted 5 other top-ten finishes in fall meets

Three Cobber men runners earned Academic All-MIAC: Dan Bjerknes  ('99, Thief River Falls), John Staub  ('98, Sisseton, SD), Nathan Voxland ('99, Moorhead). 

12/1 Cobbers Earn Fall Academic All-MIAC Honors

11/15 Today's Central Regional Complete Results  The Cobbers were 12th out of 26 teams, their highest team finish at Regionals since 1983.  Bill Keating finished 30th in 165 person field. 

11/1 Bill Keating takes second in MIAC Men's Cross Country   Meet. Improved Cobbers finish 7th in 11-team field.
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10/23 Keating wins but Men's Cross Country  falls to St. Olaf in Dual 

10/17 Cobbers lose at  Bemidji State 25-30

10/11 St. Olaf Regional Preview Meet Results, Keating takes 7th 

10/3 Cobbers 3rd at Valley City Invitational

9/27 Cobbers beat MIAC foes Macalester, Bethel and Augsburg at 36-team U of Minn Meet today See also Jamestown Invitational results posted by Cobber JV

9/26 Concordian Team Profile 

9/20 Cobbers 6th at St. John's Invite Keating takes 5th

9/13/97 Cobbers 4th at NDSCS Meet in Wahpeton. Bill Keating takes 3rd. 

1997 Preview: Cross Country Team Works on Building

Garrick Larson, head men's track coach since 1993,  took over the Head Men's Cross Country coaching duties in 1997. 

The 1996 Cobber men's cross country team, which tied for 10th at the MIAC Meet, was  youthful.  With a strong freshman class and the return of upperclassmen Bill Keating, Sr, John Staub, Sr, and Josh Lowman, Jr, Concordia expects to move up in the MIAC and NCAA Central Region this fall. 

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1997 Cobber Men's Cross Country Roster

Name              Yr Hometown/High School

John Staub        Sr Sisseton, SD

Bill Keating      Sr Fargo, ND/North HS

Nathan Voxland    Jr Moorhead

Dan Bjerknes      Jr Thief River Falls/Lincoln

Josh Lowman       Jr Fargo/North HS

Ernst Visscher    Jr Bozeman, MT, Kimball Union Academy

Martin Conterez   Fr San Diego, CA/Point Loma

Steven Edlund     Fr Cyrus, MN/Morris

Justin Gall       Fr Moorhead 

Chris Goebel      Fr Albany 

Josh Johnson      Fr Moorhead 

Matt Jorgenson    Fr Paynesville  

Theron LaFountain Fr Great Falls, MT  

Brett Ramstad     Fr Fargo, ND/ Fargo South

Frederick Swanson Fr International Falls 

Head Coach: Garrick Larson 1st Year

1997 Cobber Men's Cross Country Schedule (see also 1998 Season )

Date      Men    Meet                        Site

Sept 6   9:00   MSU scrimmage                Moorhead

Sept 13  11:30  NDSCS Invitational           Bois De Sioux Golf Course-Breckenridge

Sept 20  12:00  St. John's Invitational      St. John's Campus

Sept 27  9:30   Roy Griak Invitational-Top 7 U of Minnesota Golf Course

Sept 27  12:00  Jamestown Invitational (JV)  Hillcrest Golf Course

Oct 3    4:15   Valley City                  Bjornson Park Public Golf Course

Oct 11   12:00  St. Olaf                     St. Olaf Campus

Oct 17   4:45   Bemidji                      Greenwood Golf Course

Oct 23   4:00   St. Olaf (5K)                St. Olaf Campus

Oct 23-26       Root River Fall Break Trip   Peterson, MN

Nov 1    3:00   MIAC Championships           St. Olaf Campus

Nov 8                 OFF

Nov 15   12:00  NCAA Regionals               St. Olaf Campus

Nov 22          NCAA Nationals               Massachusettes Institute of Technology

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