Simpson performs well at Prairie Wolf Indoor Invite

Grayson Groepper
Grayson Groepper

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jonathan Facio and the 4x400-meter relay both finished second at the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational to highlight the Simpson men's track and field team on Friday.

Facio crossed the finish in 8:57.98 during the 3,000-meter race, coming within a second of first place.

Travis Tupper, Jordan Coughenour, Craig Garrison and Kirk Wicks teamed up for a time of 3:26.81 in the 4x400.

The Storm competed well in both the 1,000-meter race and mile. Josh Paulson, Levi Lefebure and Ryan Courtney finished in order to claim spots fourth through sixth in the 1,000. Courtney and Paulson finished back-to-back in the mile to earn third and fourth, respectively.

During the 800-meter race, Jordan Baldwin earned ninth and Cole Jacobsen was not far behind with a 11th-place result.

Tupper tallied a fourth-place nod in the 60-yard dash and a fifth-place mark in the 400-meters. Wicks received sixth place in the 400 for his efforts.

Away from the track, Carter Berkey had a distance of 19 feet, 9.75 inches in the long up, which landed him a fifth-place result. Austin Greenwalt soared 18 feet, 10.50 inches in the event.

Simpson will travel to the Wartburg Indoor Select meet on Feb. 1 and wrap-up competition the following day, Feb. 2.

Meet Report
60 — 4. Travis Tupper, 7.13 | Carter Fricke, 7.24
60 hurdles — Elliott Meyer, 8.89 | Austin Greenwalt, 9.08
200 — Craig Garrison, 23.23 | Kellen Fitch, 23.92
400 — 5. Travis Tupper, 51.27 | 6. Kirk Wicks, 51.39
600 — 5. Tyler Combs, 1:26.75 | 8. Austin Greenwalt, 1:29.37
800 — 9. Jordan Baldwin, 2:12.75 | 11. Cole Jacobsen, 2:18.03
1000 — 4. Josh Paulson, 2:41.69 | 5. Levi Lefebure, 2:42.04 | 6. Ryan Courtney, 2:42.96 | 11. Grayson Groepper, 2:54.52
Mile — 3. Ryan Courtney, 4:30.37 | 4. Josh Paulson, 4:35.90 | 9. Grayson Groepper, 4:53.25
3000 — 2. Jonathan Facio, 8:57.98 | 9. Logan Egeland, 9:18.46
4x400 relay — 2. Travis Tupper, Jordan Coughenour, Craig Garrison, Kirk Wicks, 3:26.81
Long jump — 5. Carter Berkey, 19-09.75 | 11. Austin Greenwalt, 18-10.50