Kalinay and Coughenour set championship records at IIACs

Trey Thompson (3) and Ian McKenzie (2)
Trey Thompson (3) and Ian McKenzie (2)

PELLA, Iowa -- Dylan Kalinay and Jordan Coughenour set conference championship records to highlight the Simpson men's track and field team's second day at the Iowa Conference Championship.

The Storm are in sixth place with 24 points.

The IIAC Championships conclude Saturday. Field events get underway at 10 a.m. with running events beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay.

Highlights
• Kalinay posted the top qualifying time in the 110 hurdles, running 14.30 to tie his own school record and break the Iowa Conference Championship record set in 1990 by Simpson's Mike Godbout. The time is currently the fourth-fastest in Division III.

• Kalinay also qualified for finals in the 100 and 200 meters. He ran 10.74 to place second in the 100, a personal-best and the third-fastest time in school history. He ran 22.01 to place fourth in the 200.

• Coughenour posted a lifetime best in the 400 hurdles, running the top-qualifying time in 52.42. The time is currently sixth-fastest in Division III and breaks the Iowa Conference Championship record set in 2014.

• The distance duo of Ian McKenzie and Trey Thompson placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 10,000 meters. McKenzie ran 31:33.34 and Thompson finished in 31:36.18.

Jonathan Facio ran a career-best 9:35.22 to place fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The time is the third-fastest in school history and fastest by a Simpson runner since 2006.

Austin Greenwalt qualified for finals in the 400 hurdles by running a personal-best 55.72 to place sixth.

Chase Wetterling and Travis Tupper qualified for finals in the 400-meter dash. Wetterling ran 49.26 to place sixth and Tupper ran a personal-best 49.17 to place eighth. Kirk Wicks just missed the cut, running 49.71 to place ninth.

Isaiah Strong cleared 6-feet, 5 1/2 inches in the high jump to place fourth, moving up two spots from last year.

• Freshman Ryan Trainer fared well in his first career decathlon competition, placing sixth with 4,876 points. His best finishes came in the javelin throw, high jump and long jump. He placed third in both the javelin and high jump while taking fourth in the long jump.

Finals Report

10,000 meters
4. Ian McKenzie, 31;33.34
5. Trey Thompson, 31:36.18
17. Luke Evans, 34:31.63

3,000 steeplechase
5. Jonathan Facio, 9:35.22 | #3 SC, fastest since 2006
16. Ryan Courtney, 10:10.94
20. Drew Roen, 10:20.32

4x800 relay
6. Tyler Combs, Josh Paulson, Bryce Exline, Kyle Hovey, 8:06.30

High jump
4. Isaiah Strong, 6-05.50
13. Sam Adeniyi, 5-11.50

Long jump
12. Sam Adeniyi, 19-09.75
15. Austin Greenwalt, 19-06.00
21. Brian Rew, 17-10.25

Shot put
20. Caleb Striegel, 41-04.50
24. Connor Warrick, 38-10.25
25. Mason Spree, 37-08.00

Hammer throw
21. Mason Spree, 125-02
25. Caleb Striegel, 119-11

Decathlon
6. Ryan Trainer, 4876

Prelims Report

100 meters
2. Dylan Kalinay, 10.74 | PR | #3 SC
14. Kellen Fitch, 11.31

200 meters
4. Dylan Kalinay, 22.01
13. Troy Vittetoe, 22.44
14. Kellen Fitch, 22.45

400 meters
4. Chase Wetterling, 49.26
6. Travis Tupper, 49.17 | PR
9. Kirk Wicks, 49.71

800 meters
10. Tyler Combs, 1:57.67 | PR
11. Josh Paulson, 1:58.10 | PR
24. Nick Kibby, 2:06.17

110 hurdles
1. Dylan Kalinay, 14.30 | SR | #4 NCAA | CR
5. Sam Adeniyi, 14.83 | PR
16. Elliott Meyer, 16.19

400 hurdles
1. Jordan Coughenour, 52.42 | PR | #6 NCAA | CR
6. Austin Greenwalt, 55.72 | PR