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Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 2

Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 2

The 2011-12 season brought us many great moments. From thrilling overtime wins, to conference championships, to milestone achievements, this past year was a true testament to the success experienced by student-athletes at Simpson.

Your votes for the top moments of the 2011-12 season have been tallied. Now, we will reveal the results as we re-live our favorite moments of the year.

No. 2: Track & Field goes 3-for-3 at Nationals

For the Simpson track and field team, the theme was quality, not quantity at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Catie Ellingson placed fourth in the 1500-meter run, Kinsey Bak placed seventh in the high jump and Ben Coy placed eighth in the 400-meter run, giving Simpson three All-Americans out of three qualifiers.

Ellingson, a senior from Indianola, Iowa, closed her career as a six-time All-American. She finished the 1500 in 4:27.87, just a fraction of a second behind third-place finisher Erica Jackey of Washington-St. Louis. Ellingson bounced back in 2012 after a knee injury forced her to miss the entire 2011 outdoor season.

Read more about Ellingson's career by clicking here.

Bak, a senior from Hinton, Iowa, became the feel-good story of the weekend when she competed with a torn hamstring. Despite being in visible pain, the senior cleared bar after bar, drawing the attention of the crowd and her fellow competitors. 

Read more about Bak's awe-inspiring performance, click here.

For Coy, a senior from Jewell, Iowa, the race was about payback. He ran a 48.33, edging out Josh Goerdt of Loras, who denied Coy an Iowa Conference Championship in the 400 just two weeks before. Coy became Simpson's first male All-American since 2005 and the first under seventh-year head coach Dave Cleveland.

Read more about Coy's improbable journey from football wide receiver to track All-American here.


Storm Top 10 Moments of 2011-12

Rank Performance  % Votes
t-10  Dorff ties strikeout record/Edwardson goes to nationals 4.2
9 Allen's goal gives men's soccer 1-0 win over Central  4.9
Yarbrough sets three school records at Liberal Arts Championships  5.4 
7 Barragan sets career 3-point record  6.5 
Men's basketball upsets Dubuque in IIAC Tournament  7.1 
Softball players set career records 7.7 
Arey throws perfect game  10.1 
Women's basketball wins fifth straight IIAC title 10.8 
Track & Field goes 3-for-3 at nationals 16.0 
revealed 8/2   
4x4 team shines at Iowa
February 17, 2012 4x4 team shines at Iowa