Simpson Men's Cross Country
©Jim Kirby 2018

Storm Men and Women Run a Loaded Race in Ettrick

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
©Jim Kirby 2018

Men

Trey Thompson earned his fourth, top-20 finish of the season as the Simpson men’s cross country team placed seventh in a loaded field at the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by Wis.-La Crosse on Saturday.

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The Storm finished with 218 points, well ahead of Illinois Wesleyan (291) and behind American Rivers conference foe, Nebraska Wesleyan (181). The No. 8 team in the Central Region, Simpson topped No. 9 Gustavus Adolphus and beat conference rivals Luther (10th) and Dubuque (11th).

Simpson’s top finisher in each meet this season, Thompson placed 20th in the field of 294 runners after navigating the 8k course in 25:48.0 His running mate, Jonathan Facio, came in 35th in 26:20.9.

Cale Billheimer claimed the No. 3 spot in the lineup for the second meet in a row, running 27:06.5 to place 64th. Tyler Combswasn’t far behind in 68th (27:07.7) and Logan Egeland took 70th (27:13.3).

Ryan Courtney (81st, 27:24.0) and Drew Roen (112th, 27:49.8) rounded out the Storm’s varsity finishers.

STORM VARSITY FINISHERS

Trey Thompson — 20th, 25:48.0
Jonathan Facio — 35th, 26:20.9
Cale Billheimer — 64th, 27:06.5
Tyler Combs — 68th, 27:07.7
Logan Egeland — 70th, 27:13.3
Ryan Courtney — 81st, 27:24.0
Drew Roen — 112th, 27:49.8

Women

Audrey Klein-Lincoln-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2018

Audrey Klein-Lincoln-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2018

Shelby Hunemiller and Audrey Klein led the Simpson women’s cross country team to a 15th place finish in a loaded field at the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by Wis.-La Crosse on Saturday.

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Simpson finished with 430 points in the field of 21 teams.

Hunemiller led the Storm for the third time in four meets this season, navigating the 6k course in 24:39.4 to place 90th in the field of 262 runners. Klein was close behind for her highest team finish of the season, taking 92nd place in 24:39.7.

Kaitlyn Murano placed 104th (24:55.5), Mackenzie Laughlin 110th (25:02.4) and Kyli Orr 175th (26:21.8). Abby Loecke made her debut in the top seven, placing 177th (26:24.0). Kaylee Willadsen also cracked the top seven for the first time, taking 181st (26:27.5).

STORM VARSITY FINISHERS

Shelby Hunemiller — 90th, 24:39.4
Audrey Klein — 92nd, 24:39.7
Kaitlyn Murano — 104th, 24:55.5
Mackenzie Laughlin — 110th, 25:02.4
Kyli Orr — 175th, 26:21.8
Abby Loecke — 177th, 26:24.0
Kaylee Willadsen — 181st, 26:27.5

UP NEXT

Simpson will compete in the American Rivers Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Lincoln, Neb.