INDIANOLA, Iowa - Running in front of the home crowd for the first time in his young career, Dylan Kalinay pieced together a solid meet with three, top-four performances to lead the Simpson track and field team at the Kip Janvrin Open on Friday evening.
Despite wet, chilly conditions, the meet featured more than 750 competitors from 39 colleges and universities from across the country. Friday marked the 10th edition of the Kip Janvrin Open, which is named in honor of the 1998 Simpson graduate and 2000 Olympic decathlete.
The meet began Thursday with the hammer throw and discus and conluded with the remainder of the field events and running events Friday.
Kalinay was the top Division III finisher in all three individual events in which he competed. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.94, placed third in the 100 meters in 11.15 and took fourth in the 200 meters in 22.43.
Simpson got another top-three effort in the high jump, where Isaac Frazier cleared 6-feet, 3 1/4 inches to place third. Frazier added a 10th-place effort in the triple jump (40-11 3/4).
Nick Yaeger hung with the front-runners in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, ultimately taking fourth in 9:38.47.
Fleshner added a 10th-place effort in the 100 hurdles, crossing the finish line in 15.29.
Martin, Ney and Hannah Moulds all added 13th-place finishes. Martin took 13th in the 400 meters (1:00.92), Ney in the 200 (26.55) and Moulds in the long jump (16-5 1/4).
A total of four meet records fell on Friday:
Women's 200 - Chantel Stennis, Lewis (24.36)
Women's 5k - Sasha Hovind, Northern State (17:08.73)
Women's 100 hurdles - Deborah John, unattached (13.95)
Men's 4x100 - Leonard/Korbelik/Prindle/Meyer, Northwest Missouri State (42.22)
Simpson goes to the Dubuque Twilight on Friday, May 1 in the final tune up before the Iowa Conference Championships. Simpson hosts the IIAC Championships, which take place May 7-9.