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Grinnell Women's Cross Country  2018
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Pioneer Men and Women Shine at Les Duke


Grinnell College’s women’s cross country team found the home course much to its liking.

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The Pioneers raced to victory in a 16-team field at their annual Les Duke Invitational Saturday at Grinnell College Golf Course. That marks the first time Grinnell has won the meet since sharing the title in 2007, and the first outright crown since the year before that.

Not only did the Pioneers win, they did so with little trouble by outscoring runner-up Central College 44-104. Simpson College was third with 120.

The Pioneers packed three runners in the top seven, led by Mikayla Fujiwara ’20. She placed third of 145 runners, touring the 6-kilometer course in 23:25. Anna Ahrens ’19 added a fifth-place finish in 23:38 and first-year Emma Schaefer ’22 entered Grinnell’s all-time top 50 chart by taking seventh in 24:18. That time ranks 47th at Grinnell.

Other scorers for Grinnell were Tori LaVerdiere ’20 and Ally Cottrell ’21, 14th and 15th, respectively, in 25:00. Other top contenders for Grinnell were Micaela Daney ’22 (28th in 25:45) and Madeleine Breunig ’20 (32nd in 25:52).

Grinnell travels to Rock Island, Ill., on Sept. 21 to compete in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.

Grinnell Men's Cross Country  2018 ©Pioneer Athletics

Grinnell Men’s Cross Country 2018
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Grinnell College’s men’s cross country team seems to always show up big at its own Les Duke Invitational, and Saturday proved to continue that trend.

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The Pioneers raced to a runner-up finish in the 19-runner field at Grinnell College Golf Course, scoring 69 points and putting three runners in the top 11. The winner was Central College with 58, while Simpson College was third with 88.

John Lennon ’19 led the way for Grinnell, placing seventh in the 180-runner field with a time of 26:55 over an 8-kilometer stretch. Gray Streetman ’19 was 10th in 27:15 and Lucas Chamberland ’21 wound up 11th in 27:18.

Other scorers for Grinnell were John Osler ’20, 20th in 27:35, and Matt Lieberman ’21, 21st in 27:38. Matthew Phipps ’20 added a 28th-place finish in 27:55 and Jackson Schulte ’20 was 35th in 28:09.

Grinnell travels to Rock Island, Ill., Sept. 21 to compete in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.

Loras Women Cross Country 2018
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Duhawks Place 3rd in All-American International

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
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The men’s and women’s cross country teams each took home a third place finish at the All-American Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Luther College. The Duhawks had two top-10 finisher’s Patrick Wolak and Kassie Rosenbum.

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9 | Patrick Wolak | 20:54.4
11 | Cole Conklin-Little | 21:00.2
15 | Luke Guttormson | 21:08.5
19 | Blake Keller | 21:23.5
20 | Jack Carroll | 21:24.7
21 | Preston Kauder | 21:26.0
30 | Joey Schultz | 21:53.6

4 | Kassie Rosenbum | 19:14.8
20 | Brianna Renner | 20:26.2
24 | Camryn Reeg | 20:47.5
25 | Maggie Bald | 20:49.6
26 | Kaylee Osterberger | 20:49.7
27 | Emma Earles | 20:49.8
29 | Audrey Miller | 20:51.9

• Five of Loras’ top seven finishes in the women’s race made their collegiate debut on Saturday
Luke Guttormson and Blake Keller each made their top-seven debut for the men
• Loras was originally scheduled to compete in Lincoln, Neb., but heavy rain caused flooding in the race course, forcing a cancellation of the meet

Loras travels to Notre Dame for the National Catholic Championships on Friday, Sept. 14. The race is set to begin at 3 p.m. The men are aiming to repeat as champions and collect the fourth title since 2014.

Simpson Women's Cross Country 2018
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Storm Men and Women Sweep Bill Buxton Invite

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson, Ian Mckenzie-Dowling-Simpson, Jon Facio-Clinton-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Trey Thompson-Ogden-Simpson, Ian Mckenzie-Dowling-Simpson, Jon Facio-Clinton-Simpson
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Trey Thompson and Jonathan Facio swept the top two spots and the Simpson men’s cross country team rolled to a season-opening win at its own Bill Buxton Invitational on Friday at Pickard Park.

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Thompson ran away from the field, finishing the 6k course in 19:29 to take the gold. Facio wasn’t far behind, crossing in 19:41 to take second. A pair of sophomores in Seth Nostrala and Ryan Courtney added personal-best finishes as Nostrala took fourth in 20:22 and Courtney came in fifth in 20:24.

Simpson finished with 19 team points, easily topping the field of Southwestern CC (56), Graceland (71) and Iowa Wesleyan (109).

Luke Evans, Drew Roen and Cale Billheimer rounded out the Storm’s top-seven finishers.

Up Next
Simpson goes to the Les Duke Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Grinnell.

Storm Varsity Finishers
1. Trey Thompson, 19:29
2. Jonathan Facio, 19:41
4. Seth Nostrala, 20:22
5. Ryan Courtney, 20:24
7. Luke Evans, 20:26
8. Drew Roen, 20:37
9. Cale Billheimer, 20:40


Shelby Hunemiller and Emily Buchheit led a tightly-packed group of Simpson runners who occupied places 2-through-8 as the Storm rolled to a win at their own Buxton Invitational on Friday at Pickard Park.

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Simpson finished with 20 points, easily ahead of Graceland (69), Iowa Wesleyan (80), Southwestern CC (98) and Des Moines Area CC (99).

Hunemiller turned in her top-career finish by taking second among collegiate runners, finishing the 4k course in 17:21. Buchheit was close behind in 17:24.

Freshman Kaitlyn Murano led a trio of rookies in Simpson’s top-seven, placing fourth in 17:33. After junior Audrey Klein in fifth (17:39), newcomers Kyli Orr (17:40) and Caitlyn Lucht (17:49) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, and Ashlee Litterer placed eighth (17:55).

Up Next
Simpson goes to the Les Duke Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Grinnell.

Storm Varsity Finishers
2. Shelby Hunemiller, 17:21
3. Emily Buchheit, 17:24
4. Kaitlyn Murano, 17:33
5. Audrey Klein, 17:39
6. Kyli Orr, 17:40
7. Caitlyn Lucht, 17:49
8. Ashlee Litterer (17:55)

Simpson Women's XC
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Full Slate of XC Meets This Weekend

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm. © Jill Dahlstrom-2017

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm.
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The 2018 Cross Country season will begin for most Iowa colleges and universities this weekend.

The following is a list of the meets that we are aware of and the Iowa schools listed to attend them.

If you know of changes, please send them our way:

Feature photo: Simpson Women’s XC©Jim Kirby 2017

Friday, August 31:

Hawkeye Invitational at University of Iowa, 6:00 PM: Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, UNI.

Augustana Twilight at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, 8:30 PM: Buena Vista, Morningside, Northwestern College, Briar Cliff,

John Kurtt Opener at Wartburg, 6:00 PM: Wartburg, Hawkeye Comm. College.

Dutch Opener at Central, 6:00 PM: Central, Clarke, Grinnell.

Bill Buxton Invite at Simpson, 5:30 PM: Simpson, Iowa Wesleyan, Graceland, DMACC (women only), Southwestern Comm. College.

Saturday, September 1:

24th Annual Mustang Gallop at Mt. Mercy: Mt. Mercy, Cornell, Coe, Dubuque, Scott Comm. College, Southeastern Comm. College.

St. Mary’s University Open: Luther

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central
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Dutch Alum Fairley Gains International Experience

Mark Fairley-Dubuque Sr-Central ©Jim Kirby 2018

Mark Fairley-Dubuque Sr-Central
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While in Brazil competing at the FISU America Games last month, former Central College men’s distance runner Mark Fairley made memories both on and off the track.

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Sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the American Games are held in even numbered-years for North American and South American nations. This year’s version featured 1,200 athletes from over 20 participating countries in 13 sports.

On the track, Fairley had not raced competitively since the NCAA Division III Championships at the end of May. In his marquee event, the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Fairley was fourth in 9 minutes, 40.15 seconds. Daniel Reyes Morales of Mexico was the winner in 9:11.12. He also placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run in 4:04.76 while Michael Alba Jofre of Chile was the winner in 3:54.53.

“The competition was really good,” Fairley said. “At this point in the year, I am in the summer and just finished my season. Most of them are in the winter and in the beginning of their season. The other competitors all had similar PR’s, but they just happened to be in a little bit better shape because they had probably gotten better training over the previous month.”

The international nature of the event allowed Fairley to rub shoulders with athletes from other countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Uruguay.

“All of the athletes from all of the different sports stayed in the hotel,” Fairley said. “It was cool to have conversations with athletes from so many different countries.”

Service work also featured prominently on the week-long trip as the USA Track and Field team helped put together a mini-Olympics for Brazilian school children. The event was organized to lay the groundwork for the planting of a church in the area.

“There was a lot of opportunity to share my faith in Jesus Christ with people from other countries as well as my American teammates,” Fairley said. “God showed me the importance of trusting in him no matter what life throws at me.

“I was in charge of one of the soccer stations. It was like teaching a physical education class, which my education and student teaching experiences at Central prepared me well for.”

Speaking through a Portuguese translator at local schools while promoting the event, Fairley also answered questions about life in the United States and played soccer with the children.

Despite the short duration of the trip, the experience made an impact on Fairley.

“I hope and pray that I was an encouragement and joy to the school children of Brazil, because I know they were for me,” he said.

Fairley begins a two-year stint as a graduate assistant coach with the cross country and track and field programs at Liberty University (Va.) this fall.

Ashlee Litterer-Wav. Shell Rock-Simpson
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Storm’s Litterer Expands Portfolio For Her Major

Ashlee Litterer-Wav. Shell Rock-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2017

Ashlee Litterer-Wav. Shell Rock-Simpson
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Sport: Cross Country and Track & Field
Hometown: Waverly, Iowa
Class this Fall: Junior
Major/Minor: Exercise Science/Biology
Internship: Program Supervisor at Cedar Falls Recreation Center

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What are your primary responsibilities?

I designed an eight week track camp for 3-6 graders. I coach at the camp, as well as manage the four other coaches. I am also the supervisor for a program called Before & After Care, which is a child care program held in the morning and afternoons. As a supervisor, I am responsible for creating schedules and time sheets, as well as other duties that come with managing staff.

How does this position help with your career goals?

This job fits in very well with my exercise science major because I have spent the last few years learning about the importance of exercise in children, and now I get to design a program to promote that! I would love to be a Cross Country or Track coach someday, so this is the perfect way to gain experience.

Did Simpson play a role in helping you get these internships? If so, how?

The classes I have taken for my major have prepared me well and taught me how to create an effective track program.

How has your experience as a student-athlete been helpful in this position?

My experience as a student-athlete has helped tremendously because I am able to take what I have learned from my coaches and share that with the athletes that I am now coaching. Being an athlete is helpful because I can put myself in the kids’ shoes and understand what they are going through.

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central
©Dutch Athletics-Dan L. Vander Beek-2017

Dutch Men and Women Collect Academic Call Outs

Holly McKinney-I 35-Central ©Dutch Athletics-Dan L. Vander Beek-2017

Holly McKinney-I 35-Central
©Dutch Athletics-Dan L. Vander Beek-2017


Five Central College women’s track and field athletes earned individual plaudits as the entire team was given the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team award Thursday.

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In order to qualify for the team award, the GPA of the team’s entire roster must combine to equal 3.10. The Dutch reached a 3.44 GPA as a team.

To qualify for the individual honor, student-athletes must post a 3.3 or better combined GPA and compete in an NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor championship or finish the regular season ranked in the top 35 in the nation in an individual event.

The only repeat winner for the Dutch women, Holly McKinney (senior, St. Charles, Interstate-35 HS) finished in the top-50 nationally in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (outdoor – No. 31). She graduated with a degree in exercise science and a 3.48 GPA.

Evie Kammeyer (senior, Urbandale) qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, where she placed 18th (11:19.92). She graduated with a degree in biology and a 3.50 GPA.

Courtney Kruthoff (freshman, Erie, Ill.) finished in the top-50 nationally in the high jump (indoor – No. 33). Her major is undeclared and she has a 3.837 GPA.

Mary Gray (freshman, West Des Moines, Waukee HS) finished in the top-50 nationally in the pentathlon (indoor – No. 35) and heptathlon (outdoor – No. 45). Her major is undeclared and she has a 3.42 GPA.

Kiki Pingel (freshman, Pella) finished in the top-50 nationally in the pentathlon (indoor – No. 50). Her major is undeclared and she a 3.73 GPA,.

Central’s women’s track and field program has had 41 athletes earn USTFCCCA all-academic distinction 69 times.

Central’s USTFCCCA All-Academic women’s team honorees
Amy Olson, 1999
Jen Osteen, 1999
Hollie Reilly, 1999
Katie Button, 2000, 2001, 2002
Jenn Hansen, 2001, 2002, 2003
Abby Gonzales, 2002
Lindsay Schultz, 2002, 2003
Raegan Schultz, 2002, 2003
Alex Costigan, 2006
Chelsey Keller, 2006
Alicia Whisner, 2006, 2007
Angie Berry, 2007, 2009
Rachel Boeke, 2007, 2008, 2009
Kari Hutchinson, 2007, 2008
Chelsey Keller, 2007
Emily Teas, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Rachelle Tipton, 2008, 2009, 2010
Jill Ziskovsky, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Hannah Anderson, 2009
Felicia Coleman, 2010
Ashley Feldman, 2010
Sam Retz, 2010
Rachel Purdy, 2011, 2012
Morgan Sharp, 2012
Rachel Northrup, 2012
Miranda Wehde, 2012
Camie Kibbee, 2014, 2015
Allie McBroom, 2014, 2015
Whitney Pavlat, 2014
Monica Ruiz, 2014, 2015, 2016
Emma Drees, 2015, 2017
Morgan Koenigs, 2015, 2017
Kate Patton, 2015, 2016
Meredith Zimmerman, 2015
Holly McKinney, 2016, 2018
Lorell Stuht, 2017
Mary Gray, 2018
Evie Kammeyer, 2018
Courtney Kruthoff, 2018
Kiki Pingel, 2018


Will Daniels (sophomore, Geneseo, Ill.) and Mark Fairley (senior, Dubuque) took two of the four Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in NCAA Division III Track and Field as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team Thursday.

Daniels and Fairley were two of seven Central men to be recognized by the USTFCCCA.

To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must post a 3.3 or better combined GPA and compete in an NCAA Division III indoor or outdoor championship or finish the regular season ranked in the top 35 in the nation in an individual event.

Named the Indoor Field Scholar of the Year, Daniels was the national champion in the heptathlon, at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships with 5,287 points. He also earned All-American honors in the indoor high jump (seventh place – 6 feet, 9 inches) and the outdoor decathlon (third place – 6,969 points). He is a 4.0 student as a biology major.

Also a national champion, Fairley was named the Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year. He won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of a 9 minutes, 4.50 seconds at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He graduated with a degree in exercise science and a 3.825 GPA.

Ryan Kruse (senior, St. Clair, Minn.) qualified for both the indoor and outdoor national meet, earning All-American honors indoors by finishing third in the heptathlon (5,124 points). He graduated with a degree in mathematics and a 3.737 GPA.

Hunter Howe (senior, La Plata, Mo.) was a part of the 4×400-meter relay team that finished in the top-35 nationally (outdoor – No. 35). He graduated with a degree in athletic training and a 3.87 GPA.

Michael Firkins (senior, Centerville) finished in the top-50 nationally in the hammer throw (outdoor) and weight throw (indoor). He graduated with a double major in exercise science and biochemistry and a 3.568 GPA.

Kyle Pape (junior, Dubuque, Wahlert Catholic HS) finished in the top-50 nationally in the 800-meter run (outdoor – No. 40) and was a part of a distance medley relay team that was top-35 (indoor – No. 20). He is an exercise science major with a 3.819 GPA.

Jon Specht (senior, Dubuque, Hempstead HS) was a part of the distance medley relay team that was top-35 (indoor – No. 20). He graduated with a double major of biology and exercise science and 3.585 GPA.

The Dutch men have had 31 athletes win the honor 47 times.

Central’s USTFCCCA All-Academic men’s track and field team
Craig Cantrall, 1994
Andy Goodman, 1994
Nate Smith, 1994
Jon Rathje, 1999
Matt Webster, 1999
Marc VanderVelden, 2000
Tony Brownlee, 2001, 2002
Lucas Nims, 2001
Matt Jens, 2002
Matt McCombs, 2002
Cale Van Genderen, 2003
Tanner Whipple, 2003
Ben Bollard, 2006, 2007
Bryan George, 2006
Guy Dierikx, 2007, 2008
Cody Huisman, 2007
Alex Miller, 2007
Adam Wolf, 2007
Kurtis Brondyke, 2011
Tyler Crouse, 2010, 2011, 2012
Spencer Hammack, 2014, 2015
Drew Jackson, 2014, 2015
Eric Larson, 2014, 2015
Jaemin Powell, 2014, 2016
Jamie Vander Veer, 2015
Mark Fairley, 2016, 2017, 2018
Hunter Howe, 2016, 2018
Ryan Kruse, 2016, 2017, 2018
Will Daniels, 2017, 2018
Michael Firkins, 2018
Kyle Pape, 2018
Jon Specht, 2018


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Iowans Propel Rams in Early Outdoor Meets

Zaria Lambert-Dav. West-Cornell ©Rams Athletics

Zaria Lambert-Dav. West-Cornell
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Cornell senior MariKate Murphy (SR/Kirklin, Ind.) got her outdoor season off to a flying start, posting a top-10 NCAA Division III mark in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at Wednesday’s Loras Mid-Week Meet.

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Murphy’s event title helped the Rams place third in the six-team women’s field, scoring 97 points. Cornell’s men totaled 75 points for fourth place.

Murphy posted a quick time of 11:24.43 in the 3000 steeplechase, putting her No. 8 nationally. The senior finished 73 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Junior Emma Cochrane (JR/Mount Vernon, Iowa) clocked a top-30 NCAA time in the 400 hurdles. She placed third in 1:07.12, less than two seconds shy of the school record.

Zaria Lambert (SO/Davenport, Iowa) took second in the 200 (27.11) and was part of Cornell’s third-place 4×400 relay (4:20.32) that included Cochrane, Samantha Hardison (FR/Chicago, Ill.) and Shelby Williams (FR/Cedar Rapids, Iowa). The Rams went 2-3 in the 800 with Lily Niswonger (SR/St. Louis, Mo.) (2:30.53) and Kamryn Hogan (SO/Portland, Ore.) (2:45.11).

Hardison ran fourth in the 200 (28.00). Dominique Fleming (JR/Winterset, Iowa) placed fourth in the 1500 (5:14.11) and Zoe Kane-Preissing (SO/Chicago, Ill.) was fourth in the 5000 (19:58.39). Kieanna Rebers (SO/Savage, Minn.) took third in the high jump (4-5).

On the men’s side, Cuyler Gabriel (JR/Santa Barbara, Calif.) beat 16 competitors to win the 1500 (4:08.79). The junior finished .47 seconds ahead of Simpson’s Kyle Hovey.

Blake MacDowall (SR/Phoenix, Ariz.) had a strong meet, taking runner-up in the 200 (22.70) and long jump (19-11). The Rams also received a second-place showing from Zach Irelan(SO/St. Charles, Ill.) in the javelin (129-2).

Freshman Derrick Lincoln (FR/Houston, Texas) scored third-place showings in the long jump (19-4.25) and triple jump (39-6.50). Mason Wicker (JR/Baldwin, Wis.) finished third out of 22 runners in the 800 (1:57.96). Evan Mills (FR/Orange City, Iowa) was fourth in the 3000 steeplechase (10:34.94).

Coming up – The Rams are back in action April 7 for their Cornell Invitational at Ash Park Stadium. Field events start at 10 a.m., followed by running at noon.

Chase Wetterling-Melcher Dallas-Simpson
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Buccheit and Kalinay Pick Up Victories For Storm

Emily Buccheit-Dub Hempstead-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Emily Buccheit-Dub Hempstead-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018


Emily Buchheit won the 1500 meters to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team at the outdoor season opening Loras Midweek on Wednesday at the Rock Bowl.

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The Storm placed fourth of six teams with 67 points.

Meet Highlights
• Just a freshman, Buchheit won her first collegiate 1500-meter race by breaking the tape in 5:06.21. The win is the first by a Storm runner in the 1500 in nearly a year, the last coming from Sadie Timms on April 22, 2017.

• The Storm got a boost in the field events from Kamryn Juni and Audrey LoVan. Juni took second in the high jump while LoVan took home runner-up honors in the pole vault.

Event Winners
1500 meters — Emily Buchheit, 5:06.21

Event Runner Ups
4×400 relay — Katelyn Mangold, Elizabeth Burgus, Jaycie Owens, Katie Clarke, 4:17.64
High jump — Kamryn Juni, 4-09.00
Pole vault — Audrey LoVan, 9-06.25

Meet Report
Top 3 finishers per event

100 meters
8. Mackenzie James, 13.45
9. Audrey LoVan, 13.67

200 meters
7. Mackenzie James, 28.24
9. Kamryn Juni, 29.44

400 meters
3. Jaycie Owens, 63.59
5. Elizabeth Burgus, 64.45
6. Katie Clarke, 65.24

1500 meters
1. Emily Buchheit, 5:06.21
12. Kate Derrick, 5:30.19

5000 meters
7. Ashlee Litterer, 20:38.62

4×100 relay
3. Audrey LoVan, Katelyn Mangold, Elizabeth Burgus, Mackenzie James, 52.12

4×400 relay
2. Katelyn Mangold, Elizabeth Burgus, Jaycie Owens, Katie Clarke, 4:17.64

High jump
2. Kamryn Juni, 4-09.00

Pole vault
2. Audrey LoVan, 9-06.25

Long jump
7. Katelyn Mangold, 15-02.25

Shot put
7. Madison Anderson, 25-09.50

Discus throw
10. Madison Anderson, 69-03

Javelin throw
4. Katelyn Mangold, 78-11



The Simpson men’s track and field team crowned six event champions and posted some of the top times in the nation in the outdoor season opening Loras Midweek on Wednesday at the Rock Bowl.

The Storm placed second in the team standings with 184 points, behind only the host Duhawks (268).

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Meet Highlights
• All-American hurdler Dylan Kalinay picked up where he left off the indoor season by winning three events on the day. The senior won the 100 meters, the 110 hurdles and led off the 4×100 relay team. Each one of his efforts currently ranks in the top 15 in Division III, highlighted by his fifth-ranked effort of 14.70 in the 110 hurdles.

• The 4×100 relay team of Kalinay, Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper and Troy Vittetoe posted the No. 6 time in school history in winning the relay and posting the No. 7 time in Division III.

• The field events performed well as Isaiah Strong (high jump), Sam Adeniyi (long jump) and Josh Dietrich (javelin throw) all won their respective events.

• In addition to his win in the long jump, Adeniyi added a third-place effort in the 110 hurdles and came in fourth in the high jump and led off the third-place 4×400 relay team.

Event Winners
100 meters — Dylan Kalinay, 10.90 | #15 NCAA
110 hurdles — Dylan Kalinay, 14.70 | #5 NCAA
4×100 relay — Dylan Kalinay, Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe, 42.14 | #7 NCAA
High jump — Isaiah Strong, 6-02.75 | #27 NCAA
Long jump — Sam Adeniyi, 20-05.25
Javelin throw — Josh Dietrich, 151-03

Meet Report
Top 3 finishers per event

100 meters
1. Dylan Kalinay, 10.90 | #15 NCAA
3. Travis Tupper, 11.24
6. Tyler Dredge, 11.98

200 meters
3. Troy Vittetoe, 23.08
6. Kellen Fitch, 23.28
13. Tyler Dredge, 24.76

400 meters
2. Chase Wetterling, 49.94 | #30 NCAA
3. Kirk Wicks, 51.43

800 meters
4. Tyler Combs, 1:59.09
14. Bryce Exline, 2:07.26
18. Nick Kibby, 2:13.14

1500 meters
2. Kyle Hovey, 4:09.26
6. Josh Paulson, 4:14.84
9. Dalton Bowers, 4:24.27

5000 meters
2. Ian McKenzie, 15:07.87 | #25 NCAA
6. Trey Thompson, 15:23.05
16. Seth Nostrala, 16:24.38

110 hurdles
1. Dylan Kalinay, 14.70 | #5 NCAA
3. Sam Adeniyi, 15.68
6. Elliott Meyer, 20.39

400 hurdles
3. Jordan Coughenour, 55.10 | #14 NCAA
7. Austin Greenwalt, 57.10
16. Elliott Meyer, 63.87

4×100 relay
1. Dylan Kalinay, Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper, Troy Vittetoe, 42.14 | #7 NCAA

4×400 relay
3. Sam Adeniyi, Kellen Fitch, Troy Vittetoe, Austin Greenwalt, 3:29.29

High jump
1. Isaiah Strong, 6-02.75 | #27 NCAA
4. Sam Adeniyi, 6-0.75

Long jump
1. Sam Adeniyi, 20-05.25
5. Brian Rew, 18-10.50

Shot put
4. Caleb Striegel, 42-04.00
7. Mason Spree, 36-07.75
10. Jaxon Lee, 32-10.25

Discus throw
3. Caleb Striegel, 130-00
6. Mason Spree, 113-06
12. Maclaine Roush, 98-10

Hammer throw
6. Mason Spree, 123-03
10. Caleb Striegel, 105-10
15. Maclaine Roush, 79-01

Javelin throw
1. Josh Dietrich, 151-03
3. Ryan Trainer, 119-04
5. Jaxon Lee, 107-00

Brandon Gradoville-CR Xavier-Loras and Jacob Beaton-CR Jefferson-Loras 2017
©Mike Brynes

Loras Come Up Big at Home Meet

Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras ©Mike Brynes 2017

Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras
©Mike Brynes 2017

The Loras track & field program opened the outdoor portion of its schedule on Wednesday night from the comforts of home at its own MidWeek Invite. In total, the Duhawks earned 21 victories, including three of the four relays.

Courtesy, Duhawks Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Brandon Gradoville-CR Xavier-Loras and Jacob Beaton-CR Jefferson-Loras  ©Mike Brynes 2017


Men – 1st – 268
Women – 1st – 309

– Fresh off his national championship performance at the 2018 Indoor Track & Field Championships, Patrick Mikel didn’t miss a step in his outdoor debut, winning the men’s 400 with a time of 47.72, setting a personal best, which remains second all-time in program history
Kylian Lally won the men’s 800 with his time of 1:55.14
Mason Tope carried over his strong indoor season, winning the men’s 5k with an 18-second PR of 14:34.73, setting a new stadium record in the process
Logan Hayes set a 36-second PR in the men’s steeplechase, winning with his time of 9:50.14
– Loras’ 4×400 Relay team of Andrew O’Neill, Connor Otting, Kylian Lally and Patrick Mikel ran 3:26.70, taking first
Hunter Dunlap won the men’s pole vault with a PR height of 4.50m
Doyle Carroll opened the outdoor season with a win in the men’s triple jump at 12.76m
Jake Berg recorded one of his two personal bests in the men’s shot put, taking first with a throw of 15.17m
Garrett Hammond added a win for the Duhawks in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 48.89m
Terrianna Black won the women’s 200 with her time of 27.02
Gabrielle Noland ran 59.6 in the women’s 400, taking first
Molly Walkner won the women’s 800 with her time of 2:29.02
– In her Rock Bowl debut, Bailey Vance won the women’s 100 hurdles in 16.29
Kassie Rosenbaum followed suit, winning the women’s 5k with a time of 18:31.67
Bella Solis took first in the women’s 400 hurdles at 1:03.81
– Loras swept the relays, winning the 4×100 with the team of Alexis Alt, Noland, Solis and Black in 48.85
– In the 4×400, the Duhawks ran 4:01.48 with the team of Alt, Solis, Allie Serres and Noland
Taylor Dooley won two events for Loras on Wednesday, first in the women’s pole vault, clearing 3.05m for a PR and later in the women’s javelin with a throw of 34.15m
Elyse Acompanado won the women’s long jump with a distance of 5.21m
Esther Johnson threw a 2.7m PR in the women’s hammer, marking a distance of 47.73m