Kalinay, Coughenour qualify for track nationals

From left: Dylan Kalinay and Jordan Coughenour
From left: Dylan Kalinay and Jordan Coughenour

Simpson's Dylan Kalinay and Jordan Coughenour will represent the Storm at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in La Crosse, Wis. Kalinay qualified in the both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles and Coughenour qualified in the 400-meter hurdles.

The championships will be held May 24-26 at Wisconsin-La Crosse's Roger Harring Stadium. For ticket information, a schedule of events and and streaming information, visit UWAthletics.com.

Coughenour is the first to compete with the 400-meter hurdle prelims taking place Thursday at 3 p.m. Kalinay runs twice Friday, with the 110-meter hurdle prelims beginning at 3:10 p.m. and the 100-meter dash prelims getting underway at 4:30 p.m. All finals will take place Saturday.

Dylan Kalinay — 100m, 110h
The senior from Toledo, Iowa is enjoying a banner season, qualifying in both the 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles. An All-American in the 110 hurdles as a sophomore in 2016, Kalinay is looking to get back into the mix after a 10th-place finish in an injury-riddled junior campaign. He comes in with the sixth-fastest qualifying time in the 110 hurdles (14.30) and finished third in the 60-meter hurdles indoors. He ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash time in school history at the Augustana Twilight last Thursday, crossing the line in 10.62 for the 14th-fastest qualifying time.

Jordan Coughenour — 400h
The junior from Maxwell, Iowa is a returning All-American in the 400 hurdles after taking seventh in 2017. He secured his place at the national meet by running a lifetime-best 52.42 in the prelims at the Iowa Conference Championship, the seventh-fastest qualifying time in the nation. Coughenour went on to win his third-straight conference championship and is looking for the third All-America certificate of his career. He also All-America honors in the indoor 4x400 in 2017.

Schedule of Events
Thursday
3:00 p.m. — 400 hurdles prelims (Coughenour)

Friday
3:10 p.m. — 110 hurdles prelims (Kalinay)
4:30 p.m. — 100 meters prelims (Kalinay)

Saturday
12:50 p.m. — 110 hurdles finals (Kalinay)
1:30 p.m. — 100 meters finals (Kalinay)
2:15 p.m. — 400 hurdles finals (Coughenour)