Sports, Track and Field

Indoor track and field ends season at NCAA Nationals


Wartburg track and field participated in the nationals event held at Naperville, Illinois.


The Wartburg women’s indoor track and field team placed 21st at the 2017 National Championships, while the men’s team placed 29th.

The championships were hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.

The women’s team title came down to the 4x400m relay. Washington University-St. Louis captured the team trophy with its 44 points.

The DMR and Ashlyn Bagge claimed All-American honors Friday.

The 4x400m relay team of Tessa Helmle, Elizabeth Duehr, Teylor Jones and Taylor Officer also earned All-American honors as they took third (3:49.94).

Wartburg has now had a 4x400m relay team finish as All-Americans at 15 of the last 16 National Championships.

Sam Holtz competed in the shot put but did not advance to finals. She took 15th.

For the men’s team, the title again came down to the 4x400m relay.

There was a tie for the overall team crown between host-North Central and UW-LaCrosse.

Bennett Moser placed third in the 5000m run (14:28.51) to earn All-American honors Friday in the first day of the NCAA Championships.

Wartburg was in 13th with six points after just five events.

Cody Snider also earned All-American honors and qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 800m. run.

He had the eighth-best time at 1:53.72.

Some of the indoor track and field team will participate in the outdoor track and field season which begins March 31.

Visit the Wartburg Knights’ Facebook page to see a photo gallery of the athletes and the event:

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