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11/17 Katie Martin Competes at the NCAA National Meet.
Concordia junior Katie Martin from Bozeman, Montana was the lone
Cobber competitor in the NCAA Division III Cross Country National
Championships in Rock Island, Illinois. This was Martin's second
consecutive trip to nationals.  She capped an outstanding season with the second fastest time of her career, finishing the 5000 meter course in 18:31.

Martin's time placed her 97th in a field of 213 runners.  The extremely competitive field ran outstanding times on a fast course under
ideal weather conditions.  Dana Boyle of the University of Puget Sound was the individual champion in 16:46 and Middlebury College of Pennsylvania was the team champion.

11/16 The Concordian, Women runners work together for success
         by Kara Murray  The Concordian 

11/10 Cobbers Race to 10th Place at Central Region Meet.
         Katie Martin Qualifies for the NCAA National Meet.
Concordia Junior Katie Martin (Bozeman, Mont.) Finished fifth at the NCAA Central Region Meet. With her fifth place finish she earns a return trip to the national meet.

Katie Martin (Jr., Bozeman, Mont.) ran a personal record 18:10 for fifth- place at the NCAA Central Region Championships.  She earned All-Region for the third consecutive season.  Martin's performance earned her a return trip to the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships. Martin was 71st out of 212 runners at the 2000 NCAA National Cross Country Championships. 

The Cobbers finished in 10th place at the 25-team regional meet. Wartburg (IA) won the competition followed by the national qualifying teams of Nebraska Wesleyan, Luther, and St. Olaf.  Last season Concordia finished in the top five, earning their first ttrip to the national meet in 10 years.  This year the Cobbers ran faster than last year's national qualiying team by the average time of 19:24 to 19:28 on similiar courses.

Concordia had four runners set personal records and three others nearly set personal records. The other Cobbers to represent the team at the region meet  were Lisa Owen (So., Minot, N.Dak.) 40th in a personal record (PR) time of  19:16; Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.) 50th in 19:29; Liz Sorenson (Jr., Stanley, ND) 68th with a PR time of 19:54; Heather Shulstad (Jr., Fargo, N.Dak.) was 85th in 20:11; and freshmen Jennifer St. John (Fr., Billings, Mont.) and Julie Miller (Fr., Duluth, MN) rounded out the squad in places 88 and 91 with times of 20:15 and 20:17 respectively, both were PR's. 

The NCAA Division III National  Meet will take place November 17th at Augustana College of Rock Island, Illinois.  The women's race is scheduled for 11:00am with the men to follow at noon. 

10/27 Cobbers Finish 6th at MIAC Championships.
Junior Katie Martin (Bozeman, Mont.) led the Cobbers to a sixth place finish in a very "balanced" MIAC women's competition. Defending MIAC Champion St. Olaf won its second title in as many years edging runners-up Gustavus and Carleton by seven points.Following closely behind were St. Ben's, St. Thomas, and Concordia. 

Martin finished third to receive All-Conference honors for the third straight year.  She trailed only individual champion Megan Daymont (Jr., St.Olaf) in 18:28 and defending MIAC Champion and NCAA Division III All-American Kelly Faris (Sr., St. Thomas) who ran a time of 18:35.  The Cobber's Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.), who was an all-conference honorable mention runner in 2000, improved to  an all-conference finish, placing 15th with a time of 19:33.4.  Lisa Owen (So., Minot, N.Dak.) was designated as all-conference honorable mention for the second consecutive year by her 20th place finish in a time of 19:52.2.  Rounding out the top five for Concordia were Heather Shulstad (Jr., Fargo, N.Dak.) in 39th and Jennifer St. John (Fr., Billings, Mont.) who finished 50th in times of 20:18.1 and 20:38.2 respectively.

The Cobber runners will compete at the Central Region National Qualifier Meet to be held on Saturday, November 10 at Oakland Hills golf course in Grinnell, Iowa. The women are scheduled to run at 11:00am and the men at noon.  The top 4 teams and the top 5 individuals not on those four teams will qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships.  Nationals will be hosted on November 17 by Augustana College of Rock Island, Illinois.

10/19 Concordia Competes at St. John's Co-Ed Meet.

10/13 Homecoming Fun Run Results

10/12 Concordia Wins Cobber Invitational.

10/06 Concordia Women's Cross Country Recruiting Information.

10/05 The Concordian, Cross-country runners find balance
         by Kara Murray - The Concordian 

9/29 Cobbers Compete at Prestigous U of Minn. Invitational.

9/22 Cobbers Tie For Title at St. Olaf Invitational.

9/20 Homecoming Mile and 5K Run Info and Sign Up Now Online.

9/14 Cobbers Finish Fourth at UND Invitational.
The Concordia women's cross country team finished fourth at the UND Invitational which featured two of the premier NCAA Division II programs in the nation. The Cobbers were led by senior co-captain Beth Moen (Andover,
Minn.) who finished 12th with a time of 19:24.

The meet was held at the Ray Richards golf course in Grand Forks. The weather conditions were ideal for the meet and the young Cobbers performed well, finishing fourth despite the absence of their top runner, junior Katie Martin (Bozeman, Mont.). Concordia finished with a team total of 104 points which placed them behind host UND (28 pts.), NDSU (51), and the University of Manitoba (55). 

In addition to Moen, the top five Cobber runners were Lisa Owen (So., Minot, N.Dak.) who finished 17th with a time of 19:47, Jennifer St. John (Fr., Billings, Mont.) in 20th place at 20:01, Heather Shulstad (Jr., Fargo, N.Dak.) in 27th and Julie Miller (Fr., Duluth, Minn.) in 28th place with times of 20:23 and 20:24 respectively.

The next meet for the Cobbers will be September 22nd at 11:00am at the St. Olaf Invitational in Northfield.

8/31 Cobbers Cruise to Opening Meet Victory.
For the second straight year Concordia cruised to a victory in their opening meet of the season. The Cobbers were led by overall winner Katie Martin (Jr., Bozeman, MT) who won the vent last year as well. Other top finishers for Concordia included Beth Moen (Sr., Andover, Minn.) who was the runner-up, Lisa Owen (So., Minot, ND) who finished fourth and first year runner Jennifer St. John (Billings, MT) who started her Cobber career with a fifth place finish. Concordia placed seven runners in the top ten. Their next meet will be Friday, September 14th at the UND Invite.

7/12 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.


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