Kalinay, Coughenour lead Storm at season-opening indoor meet

Jordan Coughenour
Jordan Coughenour

PELLA, Iowa — Dylan Kalinay started the season with a win and a top-10 time in the nation in the 60-meter hurdles and Jordan Coughenour won the 600-meter dash to lead the Simpson men's track and field team at the season-opening Dutch Holiday Preview on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Kirk Wicks added a second-place finish in the 300 meters and Bryce Exline took third in the 600 meters as the Storm took a partial squad to the first meet of the season.

Kalinay ran 8.28 to win the 60 hurdles, currently the No. 8 time in Division III and just .08 seconds off his career-best. The senior added a sixth-place effort in the 60 (7.08).

Coughenour won the 600 in 1:24.00, edging Truman's Mitch Henderson (1:24.33). Exline came in third, crossing in 1:27.93.

Wicks came in second in the 300, finishing behind Indian Hills' Joshua Raphael. Wicks ran 36.61 and teammate Kamerson Russell took fifth in 37.41.

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Friday, Jan. 19 at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational

Meet Report
3,000m — 13. Chad Carter, 9:43.09
60m — 6. Dylan Kalinay, 7.08; 10. Kirk Wicks, 7.14; 12. Travis Tupper, 7.21; 15. Kameron Russell, 7.23; 26. Kellen Fitch, 7.42; 29. Troy Vittetoe, 7.43
60h — 1. Dylan Kalinay, 8.28 | #8 NCAA; 3. Sam Adeniyi, 8.60; 12. Austin Greenwalt, 9.13
600m — 1. Jordan Coughenour, 1:24.00; 3. Bryce Exline, 1:27.93; 13. Nick Kibby, 1:38.56
300m — 2. Kirk Wicks, 36.61; 5. Kamerson Russell, 37.41; 8. Troy Vittetoe, 37.68; 10. Austin Greenwalt, 37.95; 12. Isaiah Strong, 38.98; 16. Kellen Fitch, 40.25
Long jump — 12. Austin Greenwalt, 19-08.25
Shot put — 11. Caleb Striegel, 40-03.25; 15. Mason Spree, 38-06.00; 20. Joseph Peck, 35-08.75; 21. Connor Warrick, 34-00.00; 22. Jaxon Lee, 33-04.50
Weight throw — 8. Caleb Striegel, 44-01.50; 13. Joseph Peck, 41-08.00; 16. Mason Spree, 39-03.75
High jump — t6. Isaiah Strong, 6-02.75; t6. Sam Adeniyi, 6-02.75