Dylan Kalinay-S. Tama-Simpson
©Jim Kirby-2018

Kalinay, Storm’s Best at Nationals

 Dylan Kalinay-S. Tama-Simpson ©Jim Kirby-2018

Dylan Kalinay-S. Tama-Simpson
©Jim Kirby-2018

Simpson hurdler Dylan Kalinay brought home the program’s best finish at indoor nationals in 33 years, placing third in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday.

Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo:  Dylan Kalinay-S. Tama-Simpson©Jim Kirby-2018

 

A senior from Toledo, Iowa, Kalinay came into the championship seeded sixth in the 60-meter hurdles and entered the final with the No. 5 qualifying time. He moved up two spots to third by running 8.14 in the final, the top finish by a Simpson male at indoor nationals since Danny Bauer (5k) and Kirk Pederson (800) won national titles back in 1985.

Kalinay is now a two-time All-American, adding to his eighth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2016 outdoor national championship. His finish is the best by a Simpson male — indoor or outdoor — since Matt Chance took second in the 5,000 meters in 1996.