Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Friends of Concordia Throws,

(See New Photos of the Throw Center Below)

Concordia's Collegiate Championship season has just concluded with our throwers winning several titles and reaching many PRs (Personal Records) at the big meets.

Next Up…US Track & Field Olympic Trials Eugene OR June 27- July 6
Annie Hess will compete in the women’s discus qualifying Friday June 27. If she makes the top twelve, the finals are Sunday the 29th.

Concordia Hammer Coach Mike Milakovic is inches from hitting the qualifying mark.

CU Javelin Coach, Scott Halley is also on the cusp of a qualifying result. This weekend is the last chance to qualify for the Trials.

NAIA National Championships May 22-24 Edwardsville IL
Year Three of Concordia Track & Field….

CU men win 5th place in the team competition!
CU women 13th place in the team competition!

Concordia Throwers - Three National Champions!
Men’s Hammer - Greg Schulz - 207’ 4” 63.41m PR
Women’s Discus - Annie Hess - 192’ 7” 58.69m
Men’s Discus - Nik Kay - 190’ 7” 58.33m

Concordia Throwers earn Six All-American awards
Greg Schultz HT
Lauren Sexton JT
Paul Roshau JT
Nik Kay DT
Matt Artau DT

Annie Hess DT

Female Athlete of the Meet – Annie Hess
NAIA Record – Discus Throw
#8 US Women 2008 year to date
#1 Collegiate Woman 2008 at any division
Repeat NAIA National Champion 2007 & 2008

CU Throwers at Nationals
M-Hammer Greg Champion PR - Nik Kay 7th 182’ (2) PRs - Jeremiah Drelleshak 15th
M-Javelin Paul Roshau 2nd place 212’
W-Javelin Lauren Sexton 3rd place
M-Shot Put Leon Carl 11th place
W-Discus Annie Champion (2) PRs Kate Tripp 13th
W-Shot Put Kate Tripp 14th Annie Hess
M-Discus Nik Champion PR Matt Artau 4th place All-American, Leon Carl

Cascade Conference Championships May 9 & 10 Mt Hood CC, Gresham OR,was a break out performance for the throwers as a team. The CU Men won the CCC Title by 51 points and the Women were Champs by 42 points. Concordia men have won the team title all three years of competition. Our women have won the title the last two years.

Men’s Field Event Athlete of the Meet –
Nik Kay
SP 2nd, DT 2nd, HT 2nd

Women’s Field Event Athlete of the Meet –
Annie Hess
Champion DT, HT, SP 2nd

Concordia Throwers Conference Highlights

Personal Records (6)
Leon DT, HT - Derek SP - Nik HT - Michael DT - Annie HT

Season Records (6)
Leon SP - Lauren HT, SP - Nik SP - Matt DT - Chrissi SP

School Records (1)
Annie HT 152'1" 46.35m

Repeat Champions (5)
Annie DT (3) - Greg HT (3) - Leon SP (3) - Kate SP (2) - Lauren JT (2)

Meet Records (3)
Annie DT 171' 6" - Matt DT 176' 4" - Lauren JT 158'

Our International Elite guest, Krishna Poonia, exceeded the Olympic A Standard of 200’ with a 7’ Personal Record of 208’, 63.41m in the discus at a competition May 8. Krishna and her husband have been training with us since the first of February. They will return home for the month of June, spend July training with us in Portland and then travel to Beijing to compete in the Olympics for India.

The Throw Center is moving rapidly to completion. Check this blog for the latest photos. Crushed brick, sand, wood chips and other materials are being put in place. We still hope to have grass to throw onto by early July.

We are hosting the Mac Wilkins Throws Camp July 18-21 at the Throw Center. Unfortunately, it will be a day camp as there are no dorms available in the area for overnight campers. We do have a discount at a local motel. Check “Events” at www.macwilkins.com for more details.

Masters Day at the Throw Center Monday August 4. Stop by on your way to Nationals in Spokane and take a few throws at the new Throw Center, attend an informal clinic with Mac or Concordia Hammer Coach, Mike Milakovic and Javelin Coach Scott Halley. Check “Events” at www.macwilkins.com for more details.

Links to CU Throws News

April 24 Eugene Register Guard

April KATU 2 Portland TV

Oregon Live Track Blog

Throw Far!


HT Thrower's View

HT cages and Impact area for Shot Circle under Roof

Shot Put Pads