Storm win 4x200 relay at Dubuque

Troy Vittetoe
Troy Vittetoe

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The 4x200-meter relay team brought home a championship to highlight six, top-five finishes for the Simpson men's track and field team at the Dubuque Spartan Invitational in the final tune-up before next weekend's Iowa Conference Championships on Friday.

Highlights
• The 4x200-meter relay team of Dylan Kalinay, Emmitt Wheatley, Travis Tupper and Troy Vittetoe ran 1:30.13 to win the event, running the third-fastest time in school history.
Isaiah Strong cleared 6-feet, 4-inches in the high jump to place second.
• The duo of Jordan Coughenour and Chase Wetterling finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 400 meters. Coughenour ran 50.69 and Wetterling ran a season-best 50.99.
Tyler Combs took fourth in the 800, running 1:58.54. The time was just .14 seconds off his career-best.
Sam Adeniyi ran a season-best 7.88 in the 55 hurdles to take fourth.
Dylan Kalinay didn't participate in the finals in either the 55 meters for the 55 hurdles, but posted top-two times in the prelims. He ran a career-best 6.52 in the prelims of the 55 meters, the No. 2 qualifying time. He ran 7.76 in the 55 hurdles, the to top qualifying time.

Up Next
Friday, Feb. 23 at the IIAC Indoor Championships

Meet Report
55m — 5. Travis Tupper, 6.68; 15. Emmitt Wheatley, 6.73; 20. Davey Jergens, 6.82; 25. Troy Vittetoe, 6.86
400m — 3. Jordan Coughenour, 50.69; 5. Chase Wetterling, 50.99 (SB)
800m — 4. Tyler Combs, 1:58.54; 10. Levi Lefebure, 1:59.38 (SB); 13. Kyle Hovey, 1:59.88 (SB); 19. Jordan Coughenour, 2:02.28 (SB); 25. Josh Paulson, 2:04.25 (SB)
Mile — 8. Ian McKenzie, 4:29.18 (SB); 15. Ryan Courtney, 4:43.60; 17. Cale Billheimer, 4:44.26; 24. Drew Roen, 4:49.90 (SB); 25. Chad Carter, 4:51.08 (SB)
55h — 4. Sam Adeniyi, 7.88 (SB); 19,. Elliott Meyer, 8.70 (SB)
4x200 relay — 1. Dylan Kalinay, Emmitt Wheatley, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe, 1:30.13 (SB); 3. Tyler Dredge, Kellen Fitch, Ryan Trainer, Elliott Meyer, 1:35.84
High jump — 2. Isaiah Strong, 6-04.00
Shot put — 6. Caleb Striegel, 45-03.75; 19. Connor Warrick, 39-03.00 (SB); 20. Mason Spree, 39-03.00
Weight throw — 14. Joseph Peck, 46-04.25 (SB); 16. Mason Spree, 44-09.00 (SB); 18. Caleb Striegel, 43-11.25

Team Standings
1. Wis.-Platteville, 139.50
2. Dubuque, 128
3. Augustana (Ill.), 108
4. Loras, 91.50
5. Simpson, 46
6. Luther, 25
7. Cornell, 22
8. Mount Mercy, 15
9. Clarke, 8