#StormTop10 Moments No. 1: Men’s track and field crowns champions, All-Americans

The All-American 4x400 relay team of Travis Tupper, Jordan Coughenour, Kirk Wicks and Chase Wetterling
The All-American 4x400 relay team of Travis Tupper, Jordan Coughenour, Kirk Wicks and Chase Wetterling

Our second countdown of the summer is the #StormTop10 Moments, highlighting the top team, single-season and career efforts of 2016-17. The list was voted on by the Simpson coaching staff and will be unveiled each weekday.

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#StormTop10 Moments No. 1: Men's track and field crowns champions, All-Americans

The Simpson men's track and field team raked in the hardware and made waves on the national scale in 2017, earning the No. 1 spot on our final countdown of the summer.

The Storm crowned five All-Americans on the season, sent eight events to the indoor and outdoor national meets and brought home six conference championships. They rose as high as No. 22 in the national rankings and re-wrote the record book several times over. And they did it all while maintaining the best team GPA in the Iowa Conference.

Among the most memorable moments of the season included:

  • Bringing home three All-American events, the most for the program since crowning five in 1991
  • Isaac Frazier placing fifth in the country in the decathlon, Simpson's top national finisher since 1998
  • Jordan Coughenour becoming Simpson's first mutli-time All-American since 1997 after taking seventh in the 400 hurdles outdoors and the indoor 4x400 relay indoors
  • Dylan Kalinay breaking a 26-year old school record in the 110 hurdles by running 14.30
  • The 4x100 relay team of Zach Nissen, Chase Wetterling, Travis Tupper and Tate Tufte breaking the school record set in 2016, placing second at the IIAC Championship
  • Jordan Coughenour (400 hurdles) and the indoor 4x200 relay successfully defending 2016 conference titles
All-Americans
Isaac Frazier Decathlon (outdoor) 5th place
Jordan Coughenour 400 hurdles (outdoor) 7th place
  4x400 relay (indoor) 7th place
Chase Wetterling 4x400 relay (indoor) 7th place
Travis Tupper 4x400 relay (indoor) 7th place
Kirk Wicks 4x400 relay (indoor) 7th place

 

IIAC Champions
Jordan Coughenour 400 hurdles (outdoor)
Isaac Frazier Decathlon (outdoor)
Dylan Kalinay 55 hurdles (indoor)
  4x200 relay (indoor)
Emmitt Wheatley 55 meters (indoor)
  4x200 relay (indoor)
Travis Tupper 4x200 relay (indoor)
  4x400 relay (indoor)
Chase Wetterling 4x200 relay (indoor)
  4x400 relay (indoor)
Matt Pearson 4x400 relay (indoor)
Kirk Wicks 4x400 relay (indoor)

 

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No. 10: Baseball walks off twice / Wrestling beats BV on last-second pin
No. 9: Women's swimming breaks 12-year old relay record
No. 8: 
Women's basketball extends winning streak against Central
No. 7: Men's basketball comes back to beat Central in closing seconds
No. 6: Men's cross country posts second-best regional finish since 1996
No. 5: Jordan Beem eclipses 3,000 career rushing yards
No. 4: Dual-sport star Isaac Frazier closes award-winning career
No. 3: Men's golf surges to second at IIAC Championship
No. 2: Garrett Pochop, MVP
No. 1: Men's track and field crowns champions, All-Americans