This year, SimpsonAthletics.com is publishing two #StormTop10 lists. Individual Performances showcases the best single-game, individual outings of the season, while Greatest Moments highlights the top team, single-season and career efforts. The lists were voted on by the Simpson coaching staff and will be unveiled each weekday beginning with #StormTop10 Individual Performances.
#StormTop10 Individual Performances No. 3: Coughenour captures multiple All-America honors
Becoming an All-American is an accomplishment of a lifetime. Becoming an All-American twice in the same year is on another level altogether.
Simpson junior Jordan Coughenour did just that in 2017, helping the Storm 4x400-meter relay to a seventh place finish at indoor nationals and coming out of nowhere to place seventh in the 400-meter hurdles outdoors. He is Simpson's first multi-time All-American since 1997 and just the 20th in school history.
Coughenour teamed up with Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper and Kirk Wicks in the indoor 4x400, running 3:19.98 to place seventh. Simpson came in seeded 10th of 12 teams but managed to become the program's first All-Americans in the event since 1990.
In the outdoor season, Coughenour snuck into the national field with the 17th qualifying time of 20 entries in the 400 hurdles. His good fortune continued when he snagged the ninth and final lane for the final. He went on to run a career-best 52.77 in the final, the second-fastest time in school history. Only 10-time All-American and Olympian Kip Janvrin has run the event faster, setting the school record 29 years ago.
No. 10: Hawkins sets punting record
No. 9: Botkins nails seven 3s
No. 8: Johnston scores top-10 upset
No. 7: Luth buries Dubuque
No. 6: Rasmusson slaps five hits at Dubuque
No. 5: Beem saves best for last
No. 4: Kalinay breaks 26-year old hurdle record