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w w w. s i m p s o n a t h l e t i c s . c o m Head Coach Heath Moenck 515-961-1404 800-362-2454 x1404


impson College is committed to excellence in athletics as part of a larger commitment to excellence in the classroom. The guiding principle driving the Simpson Cross Country program is our belief in its educational value for our students. Competing in intercollegiate athletics promotes personal development, which leads to success beyond the course. Here at Simpson we will prepare our runners to deliver championship-quality performances through unequaled preparation, individual attention, and a caring, team-centered environment.


Playing at Simpson gives you access to some of the best athletic facilities in the Iowa Conference and the Midwest. It took Heath Moenck only one season to inject enthusiasm and optimism into the Simpson cross country program.With a year under his belt, expectations are high for the future as the Storm try to make a name for themselves in the Iowa Conference and the region.

New in 2011, Simpson replaced the track and turf inside Bill Buxton Stadium to provide student-athletes the opportunity to compete on the nation’s finest playing surfaces. Installed on the field was a FieldTurf Revolution playing surface, the first of its kind to appear in the Midwest. The track is a full-pour, 10-millimeter track from Beynon, the same surface found at the University of Iowa. Simpson’s main indoor facilities, the Carse Fitness Center and the Cowles Center, house a variety of different amenities for training, strength and conditioning and recreation. Simpson’s indoor facilities include a 5,000 square-foot weight room, a competition fieldhouse for basketball and volleyball, racquetball courts, a wrestling room, a 25-meter swimming pool, locker rooms and indoor batting cages.

As a middle distance and distance coach for the track and field teams, Moenck saw five of his athletes earn all-conference honors, including conference champions Edwardson (10,000 meters) and Catie Ellingson (1500 meters).

The cross country teams practice and compete at Pickard Park, home of the 2012 Bill Buxton Invite. Other outdoor venues include Dick and Nancy Buxton Memorial Tennis Courts, McBride Baseball Field and the Simpson Softball Complex.



In the fall of 2010, Simpson’s board of trustees voted unanimously to construct a new $14 million student center. The Kent Campus Center will house a coffee shop, alternative eating options, space for concerts, banquets, meetings and additional office space for campus departments, including the Center for Vocation and Integrative Learning. Construction is set to begin in Summer 2011 with an expected completion date of Fall 2012.

2012 DATE


Aug. 31 Bill Buxton Invite (Simpson) Sept. 21 Buena Vista Invite (Buena Vista) Oct. 6

Lamb-Kohawk Invite (Coe)

Oct. 13 Drews/Neubauer Invite (UW-La Crosse) Oct. 27 Iowa Conference Championships (Coe)

LOCATION Indianola, Iowa Storm Lake, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa West Salem, Wis. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Nov. 10 NCAA Regional Championships (St. Olaf)

Northfield, Minn.

Nov. 17 NCAA National Championships (Rose-Hulman)

Terre Haute, Ind.

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In his first year, Moenck led the men’s team to 11th place at the NCAA Central Region Championships, the program’s best finish in 16 years. He also helped Ryan Edwardson earn all-conference and all-region honors while becoming Simpson’s first two-time national qualifier since 1989.

Prior to joining the staff at Simpson, Moenck helped NCAA Division III University of St.Thomas to a pair of conference championships in 2011 after spending two seasons at NCAA Division II Augustana College.There, he helped the Vikings to consecutive conference championships in women’s cross country (2008,2009) and two, top15 national finishes.The Viking men won a conference title in 2009 and placed 10th in the nation. As a student-athlete, Moenck lettered for the cross country and track and field teams at the University of Iowa, where he was primarily a distance runner. He served as team captain of the cross country squad as a senior in 2007.


As an athlete at Simpson, you’ll have the opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom. Simpson’s quality liberal arts program offers more than 75 majors, minors and programs. Want to learn more about the Simpson Experience? Check us out online at and discover what it means to be a Simpson student. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-362-2454, email or schedule online at

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT Strength & Conditioning Simpson’s strength and conditioning program will be an important element in your athletic experience at the college. Simpson’s certified strength and conditioning staff will work with you to build a fitness plan that can reduce the risk of injury and improve your athletic performance. Athletic Training The athletic training staff at Simpson realizes that in order to have a successful season, the top priority for parents and coaches is the athlete’s health. The four certified athletic trainers on staff and their 30 students provide quality healthcare to over 500 athletes. To help keep costs down, they evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate all athletes on campus. In addition, two team physicians routinely visit the training room to evaluate athletes and determine the need for further testing and care.

BUILDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Simpson is one of only two Division III schools in Iowa to participate in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Some of the highlights of Simpson’s program include: • Academic assistance through study tables for first-year students and tutors for individual subjects • Leadership, character and professional development through seminars and guest speakers • Community service opportunities with the Special Olympics and other agencies that provide programming for students with special needs • Mentoring program that provides support for first-year students by pairing them with an upper-class student SAAC The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is one way for you to get involved in athletics beyond your sports team. As a SAAC member, you’ll be a part of a leadership group that provides a voice for studentathletes at the college and within the NCAA. SAAC members are focused on fostering positive images of athletes and often plan activities on campus. In the past, athletes on the committee have planned Spirit Day, National Student-Athlete Day and community service events.

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2012 Men's Cross Country Brochure  
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