The Simpson men's track and field team won six events at the Simpson/Central/Nebraska Wesleyan Triangular on Saturday, placing second in the team standings with 123 points. A pair of distance runners also competed at Wis.-La Crosse, putting up two of the top 10,000-meter times in school history.
• Dylan Kalinay had another big day, lowering his time in the 110 hurdles to 14.46, the No. 5 time in Division III. He has won 4 of 5 110 hurdle races this outdoor season. He also won the 200 and ran on the winning 4x100 relay team. He ran the 200 in a personal-best time of 21.73, the No. 22 time in Division III, third-fastest in school history and fastest by a Simpson runner since 1993.
• Distance runners Ian McKenzie and Trey Thompson went to the Phil Esten Challenge at Wis.-La Crosse on Saturday, running the top two 10,000 meter times in the Iowa Conference. McKenzie ran 31:29.98, the top time in the IIAC and No. 5 time in school history. Thompson came in at 31:34.17, the No. 2 time in the IIAC in the No. 6 time in school history. The times are the fastest 10ks by a Simpson runner since Ryan Edwardson in 2012.
• Jonathan Facio lowered his personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing second in 9:46.66, the No. 3 time in the IIAC.
• Josh Dietrich won the javelin throw for the fourth time in as many meets this season, registering a toss of 143-11. His toss of 168-1 at Central on April 5 still stands at No. 2 in the IIAC.
Javelin throw — Josh Dietrich, 143-11
4x100 relay — Travis Tupper, Dylan Kalinay, Troy Vittetoe, Kellen Fitch, 42.18
110 hurdles — Dylan Kalinay, 14.46 | #5 NCAA | #1 IIAC
400 hurdles — Jordan Coughenour, 53.93
200 meters — Dylan Kalinay, 21.73 | #22 NCAA | #3 IIAC | #3 SC
4x400 relay — Jordan Coughenour, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe, Kirk Wicks, 3:20.52
Top three finishers per event
Simpson hosts the Kip Janvrin Open on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27. The hammer, discus and shot put will take place Thursday with the remainder of field events and all running events taking place Friday. Field events begin at Noon on Friday with running events getting underway at 1 p.m.