CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - On the strength of a first-place finish in the high jump over the weekend, Simpson women's track and field star Kinsey Bak earned Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Women's Field Performer of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 19.
Bak, a senior from Hinton, Iowa, won the high jump at the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 17 with a leap of 1.63 meters (5-4 1/4), beating competitors from Iowa, Northern Iowa, Western Illinois, and Central. She also placed 10th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.62 seconds.
The weekly award is the fourth of Bak's career.
Bak and the Storm will compete in the IIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 24-25 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Bak enters the competition with the conference's best high jump effort (5-6).