Cobbers Head North To Tune Up

Senior Munir Isahak won the mile at the UND Tune-Up meet. He posted a season-best time of 4:24.02 and now owns MIAC Top 10 times in the mile and 3K.
Senior Munir Isahak won the mile at the UND Tune-Up meet. He posted a season-best time of 4:24.02 and now owns MIAC Top 10 times in the mile and 3K.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (2/20/21)--- Concordia made an unexpected road trip to Grand Forks on Saturday to compete in the UND Tune-Up. The Cobbers were initially set to host a home meet but the dual with MSU Moorhead was cancelled during the week and CC took the opportunity to head north to compete against Division I opponents.

Senior Munir Isahak earned the lone event win for Concordia as he won the mile and helped the Cobbers finish in third place in the final team standings.

Isahak won the indoor mile in a time of 4:24.02 which was 4-seconds faster than the runner-up from host North Dakota and a season-best for Isahak by over 4.0 seconds. His finishing time is also the sixth fastest in the MIAC this year. Isahak also owns a Top 10 conference time in the 3K. Isahak also recorded his fastest time in the 800 meters this year. He was seventh in a time of 1:58.31 which is the third fastest in the MIAC this year.

Cobber middle distance and distance athletes recorded the runner-up finishes for Garrick Larson's squad. Jesse Middendorf finished second in the 800 in a time of 1:54.09 while junior Nolan Christenson was just outside the top spot in the 3000 meters. Christenson crossed the line in 9:07.91 which was less than 2-seconds off the winner's time and a season best by a full 15 seconds.     

Concordia had a pair of field athletes post season-best marks. Junior Jacob Kerzman posted a distance of 39-06.50 in the shot put which bettered his previous season best by almost a full foot. Freshman Cooper Folkestad continues to develop in the weight throw and put up his best mark of the year. He came away with a distance of 44-09.00 which marks the first time in his college career he has broken the 44-foot plateau.

Senior Jacob Steiner was the No.1 thrower for the Cobbers in both events. He was fourth in the weight throw at 51-05.50 and sixth in the shot put at 49-10.00.

Cal Wright came through with a season-best time in the 400 meters. He clocked a 49.98 which is only the second time in his career he has gone under the 50-seconds mark. It is also the second fastest time in the conference this year.

Freshman Dawson Schaffer had the best meet of his collegiate career. He posted season best times in both the 60 and 200 meters and finished sixth in both races. He ran a 7.43 in the 60 and a 23.77 in the 200.

UP NEXT: Concordia will get their first look of the season at MIAC competition when they travel to Collegeville to take part in a dual meet with St. John's on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.           

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