Crusader Track & Field Teams Off to Fast Start with x2 Top 5 Finishes

Both of Concordia's Track & Field teams have had some early successes in this 2021 season. Making up for a lost season in 2020, the team has had a few track meets already and both teams feature talented and young teams. The ultimate goal for the season is to get back to the TAPPS 6A State Championships and leave with either the State Title or at least a Top 3 team finish.

In recent history, the Crusader Boys Track team was the State Champion in 2017 and 2018 while coming in 4th in 2019. The Girls Team won 4 consecutive State Titles from 2009-2012 and most recently was the State Runner-Up in 2019. 

16 total teams attended the Lutheran South Invitational on Feb. 27th and both Concordia Boys and Girls track teams came away with Top 5 Finishes. The Boys team finished 4th while the Girls team claimed 5th overall. Full Meet Results

Boys Team Highlights: 4th Overall
  • Ryley K. (So.) won the Pole Vault with a mark of 14-04.00
  • Oliver B. (Jr.) won the Triple Jump with 39-06.00
    • He also finished 2nd in the 110m Hurdles - 39" with a time of 18.36
  • Gideon S. (Jr.) finished 2nd in the High Jump clearing 5-08.00
  • Concordia's 4x400 Relay finished runner-up with a time of 3:44.09 and included Tate E. (Jr.), Landon B. (Fr.), Paxton H. (Jr.), and Oliver B.
  • Concordia's 4x100 Relay also was a top 3 finisher in 3rd place with a time of 45.57 and included Beau D. (Sr.), Tate E., Paxton H., and Isaac K. (So.)

Girls Team Highlights: 5th Overall

  • Megan G. (Fr.) won the 1600 Meters with a time of 6:08.45
    • She also finished 2nd in the 3200 Meters with a time of 13:13.99
  • Concordia's 4x400 Relay provided the highlight of the meet with a final leg come-from-behind victory with a time of 4:30.10 and included Jessica M. (So.), Caitlin S. (So.), Avery C. (Fr.), and Shelby H. (So.)
  • Caitlin S. also finished 3rd in the Long Jump with 15-05.75


On March 4th, Concordia hosted 11 different schools for their annual Crusader Invitational. The Girls team showed depth and consistency in their 1st place overall finish while the boys team just missed out on 3rd place by 2.5 points finishing in 4th. Full Meet Results

Girls Team Highlights: 1st Overall
  • Taejha B. (Sr.) dominated the 100 Meters winning by 1.5 second with a time of 12.6 seconds
    • She continued with a strong performance in the 400 Meters winning by over 8 seconds with a time of 56.0 seconds
  • Jessica M. (So.) won the 800 Meters race with a PR of 2:39.2
  • Concordia's 4x200 Relay dominated with a 1:53.8 finish and included Kennedy B. (Jr.), Kate O. (Jr.), Caitlin S. (So.), and Avery C. (Fr.)
  • In the 4x400 Relay, the Girls team finished runner-up with a time of 4:36.7 and included Abigail G. (Jr.), Jessica M., Kennedy B., and Shelby H. (So.)
  • In the 1600 Meter race, Concordia ladies finished 2nd and 3rd with Lauryn K. (Sr.) at 5:52.2 and Megan G. (Fr.) at 5:57.0
  • In another long distance race, Concordia showed its depth in the 3200 Meters with Lauryn K. winning the race in 12:30.3. Megan G. came in 3rd with 12:57.6 and Kylie G. (Jr.) came in 4th with 14:27.9
  • Caitlin S. claimed 2nd place in the Long Jump with a mark of 15-02.75
  • In the Triple Jump, Kate O. claimed 2nd place with 30-04.00. Also, Anna T. (Jr.) and Avery C. (Fr.) tied for 5th with 28-06.00
  • Claire H. (Sr.) earned a 3rd place finish in a very tight 200 Meters with a time of 28.8 seconds
  • Concordia's 4x100 Relay finished 3rd in an extremely close race with a time of 53.3 seconds and included Sarah M. (Jr.), Caitlin S., Avery S. (Sr.), and Claire H.
  • Avery C. earned a top 5 finish in the 100 Meters with a time of 14.4 seconds
Boys Team Highlights: 4th Overall
  • For the second meet in a row, Ryley K. (So.) won the Pole Vault eclipsing 13-00.00
  • Lance C. (Sr.) finished runner-up in the Long Jump with a leap of 19-03.25
    • He also claimed 2nd in the Triple Jump with a mark of 38-04.00
  • Concordia's 4x100 Relay finished as runner-up with a time of 45.4 seconds and included Paxton H. (Jr.), Tate E. (Jr.), Beau D. (Sr.), and Owen G. (Sr.)
    • The same group of Crusaders teamed up to also claim 2nd place in the 4x200 Relay with a time of 1:35.7 seconds
    • The 4x400 Relay swapped Beau D. with Isaac K. (So.) and again claimed 2nd place with a time of 3:42.0 seconds
  • Isaac K. finished 3rd in the 110m Hurdles - 39" with a time of 20.0 seconds
    • He also finished 4th in the 300m Hurdles - 36" in 47.9 seconds
Way to go Crusaders and good luck on the rest of your season!