The 2023 Season Is Officially Here
MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/22/23)---Concordia opened the 2023 indoor season by hosting the annual Cobber Open. Senior Solomon Johnson and sophomores Joe Lee and Jordan Petron led the team as they posted event wins at the meet that didn't feature team scores.
Johnson came away with the event win in the 1,000 meters, while Lee outlasted the field in the mile run.
Johnson claimed the 1K title with a time of 2:44.58 which beat teammate Jonathan Krueger by 2.42 seconds.
Lee ran a 4:36.55 in the mile and was over 8-seconds faster than the runner-up in the race. Lee was also second in the 800 with a time 2:06.26.
Petron earned the only field event win when he came through with a distance of 19-04.75 in the long jump. That mark is a career best and slots him into the Top 10 in the MIAC this year.
The performance of the meet was turned in by the Cobber 4x200-meter relay quartet of Nolan Morical, Trevor Tiongson, Cal Wright and Hayden Gagnon. They raced to a winning time of 1:30.11 which is the second fastest in school history and the top time in the MIAC this year.
The other top performances in track events came from freshman Logan Clark and sophomore Peyton Kessel. Clark was second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.09, while Kessel clocked a 53.54 in the 400 meters and also placed second.
The Cobbers had a trio of Top 3 finishes in the field competitions. Senior Wade Rhonemus, who is starting his multi-event journey was third in the pole vault at 12-11.50. He was also eighth in the high jump and third in the 60-meter hurdles.
A pair of sophomores claimed runner-up finishes on the day. Anthony Marsh was second in the high jump at 6-03.25. That height is second best in the MIAC this year.
Gabe Thompson was second in the triple jump with a distance of 39-00.50 which is No.6 on the conference list.
UP NEXT: The Cobbers will continue to step into the 2023 season when they compete in the UND Open on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m.