Storm men win second straight meet, crown three champions

Junior Jordan Coughenour
Junior Jordan Coughenour

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — The Simpson men's track and field team was without one of the top sprinters in the region on Saturday, but it didn't matter. 

The Storm won a team title for the second straight week, topping the 11-team field with 137 points at the Cornell Invitational on Saturday. Simpson crowned three individual champions and turned in 13, top-three finishes.

4x400 posts NCAA top-five time
Despite getting edged by Loras, the Storm's 4x400-meter relay team of Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson and Jordan Coughenour posted the No. 4 time in Division III, running 3:17.72. Loras won the event in 3:16.67.

Strong, Meints, Coughenour win championships
Freshman Isaiah Strong earned his first collegiate win, clearing 6-feet, 4 3/4 inches in the high jump to edge teammate Isaac Frazier, who took second. Frazier cleared 6-2 3/4.

Braden Meints provided the Storm with their first win in a throwing event this season by taking first in the javelin throw. In his first year on the team, the junior launched the javelin 155-9 to beat teammate Matt Van Metre, who threw 143-6. 

Coughenour led a strong group of Storm hurdlers in the 400 hurdles, winning the event in 55.00. Trevor McKee took third in 58.17 and Austin Greenwalt placed fourth in 58.26.

Strong showing in 110 hurdles
Like the 400 hurdles, the 110 hurdles were loaded with red and gold. Dylan Kalinay was the top finisher, placing second in 15.43. Isaac Frazier came in third (15.47) and Sam Adeniyi was fifth (15.67)

Up next
Simpson will compete at Drake's Jim Duncan Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.

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MEET REPORT
100 — 8. Zach Nissen, 11.40
200 — 4. Travis Tupper, 22.37; 7. Chase Wetterling, 22.61; 8. Troy Vittetoe, 22.93
400 — 3. Matt Pearson, 50.71
800 — 17. Levi Lefebure, 2:03.84
1500 — 6. Kyle Hovey, 4:05.63; 10. Ian McKenzie, 4:08.66
5000 — 8. Drew Roen, 16:59.33
110 hurdles — 2. Dylan Kalinay, 15.43; 3. Isaac Frazier, 15.47; 5. Sam Adeniyi, 15.67
400 hurdles — 1. Jordan Coughenour, 55.00; 3. Trevor McKee, 58.17; 4. Austin Greenwalt, 58.26
4x100 — 2. Travis Tupper, Dylan Kalinay, Chase Wetterling, Keagan Zweifel, 42.63
4x400 — 2. Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Matt Pearson, Jordan Coughenour, 3:17.72 (#4 NCAA)
High jump — 1. Isaiah Strong, 6-04.75 (#4 IIAC); 2. Isaac Frazier, 6-02.75; 8. Josh Dietrich, 5-10.75
Pole vault — 3. Mitch Stoltzman, 13-05.25
Long jump — 5. Isaac Frazier, 20-11.75; 9. Austin Greenwalt, 20-01.75
Triple jump — 2. Austin Greenwalt, 40-02.25
Discus — 19. Caleb Striegel, 119-01
Hammer throw — 13. Braden Meints, 138-10
Javelin — 1. Braden Meints, 155-09; 2. Matt Van Metre, 143-06
Shot put — 13. Jackson Kelley, 40-10.25

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