Dietrich wins javelin again, distance runners shine at Kip Janvrin Open

Sam Adeniyi
Sam Adeniyi

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Josh Dietrich remained undefeated in the javelin throw and the Simpson men's track and field team had seven, top-10 individual finishes at the 13th Kip Janvrin Open on Friday, April 27 at Buxton Stadium.

The Storm sent five events to the Drake Relays over the weekend, highlighted by a big effort from Jordan Coughenour in the 400-meter hurdles.

Kip Janvrin Open Meet Highlights
• Dietrich's toss of 162-feet, 10-inches edged Doug Turner of Indian Hills by eight inches. Dietrich is now a perfect 5-for-5 in the event this outdoor season and currently owns the third-best toss in the Iowa Conference. Connor Warrick placed fourth with a personal-best toss of 150-feet, 5-inches, currently 11th in the IIAC.

Jonathan Facio enjoyed a career-best effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing second in 9:45.13. He was edged by Wartburg's Aaron O'Leary in the final 100 meters, but his 9:45.13 is good for fifth in the IIAC.

• The distance duo of Ian McKenzie and Trey Thompson enjoyed a strong showing in the 5,000 meters. McKenzie placed fifth in 14:54.73, a personal-best and currently the No. 6 time in the conference. Thompson came in 14th, running a personal-best 15:10.70 for the No. 9 time in the IIAC.

Drake Relays Highlights
Jordan Coughenour ran a season-best 53.60 to place 23rd in the 400 hurdles, currently the top time in the IIAC and the 12th-fastest time in Division III.

• The 4x100-meter relay of Travis Tupper, Dylan Kalinay, Troy Vittetoe and Kellen Fitch finished 16th in 42.41 seconds.

• The 4x400-meter relay of Coughenour, Tupper, Vittetoe and Kirk Wicks finished 20th in 3:19.55.

• Kalinay placed 11th in the 110 hurdles, running 14.65 in a field comprised almost entirely of Division I athletes.

• Tupper, Vittetoe, Fitch and Wicks placed 10th in the 4x200 relay, finishing in 1:28.65.

Kip Janvrin Open Meet Report
Top three finishers per event

100 meters
48. Brian Rew, 12.04 | SB
49. Tyler Dredge, 12.18

200 meters
49. Tyler Dredge, 24.14
54. Elliott Meyer, 25.14

800 meters
18. Tyler Combs, 1:59.90
25. Levi Lefebure, 2:01.03
37. Bryce Exline, 2:06.00

1500 meters
28. Josh Paulson, 4:15.48
49. Calton Bowers, 4:36.82

5000 meters
5. Ian McKenzie, 14:54.73 | PR | #6 IIAC
14. Trey Thompson, 15:10.70 | PR | #9 IIAC
45. Cale Billheimer, 16:04.52 | PR

110 hurdles
6. Sam Adeniyi, 15.42
25. Elliott Meyer, 18.12

400 hurdles
9. Austin Greenwalt, 57.13

3000 steeplechase
2. Jonathan Facio, 9:45.13 | PR | #5 IIAC

4x400 relay
3. Austin Greenwalt, Tyler Combs, Bryce Exline, Nick Kibby, 3:32.38

High Jump
4. Isaiah Strong, 6-05.50
11. Sam Adeniyi, 5-11.50

Long Jump
30. Brian Rew, 17-08.75

Triple Jump
13. Brian Rew, 34-00.75

Shot Put
17. Caleb Striegel, 41-10.00
21. Connor Warrick, 37-04.00
22. Jaxon Lee, 36-07.75

Discus Throw
11. Caleb Striegel, 132-06
24. Mason Spree, 109-08
25. Maclaine Roush, 103-08

Hammer Throw
18. Mason Spree, 126-03
21. Caleb Striegel, 115-05
22. Maclaine Roush, 93-01

Javelin Throw
1. Josh Dietrich, 162-10
4. Connor Warrick, 150-05 | PR | #11 IIAC
14. Jaxon Lee, 116-07

Up Next
The Storm go to the Loras Twilight on Friday, May 4 for the final tune-up before the Iowa Conference Championships. The Twilight gets underway at 3:30 p.m. in Dubuque.