Erika Kinsey, Warrensburg, MO
by Alex Agueros
Sports Editor
Central Missouri Track and Field HAS roared out of the gates. The Jennie are the top-ranked team in Division II for the second straight week, and the Mules are RANKED No. 8th The goal is always a conference title, but there is buzz about even more. That's saying something for a program Claiming two domestic titles last season.
"I do not want to say we took our lumps last year, Because We had a good year, but we really sat out a lot of really good people last year," co-head coach Kip Janvrin said. "Now we're Gettin ' The rewards of that ... Other people are asking me, 'Can you win a national title? What's it going to take? ' and you know, it's progress. "
In Last week's UCM Relays, freshman Erika Kinsey posted a collegiate-best, 1.9m (6-2 3/4) of land in the high jump. After moving to the States from Sweden and sitting out last season, she's delivering one top Soil after another.
Kinsey won the pentathlon at the Doane College Happy Holiday Meet With an automatic qualifying score of 3,857. It was her first performance as a Jennie, and Ice Currently the second-highest score in Division II.
At The Same meet, another newcomer in graduate student Tyler Chancellor won the heptathlon with a score of 5304 in his first performance as a mule and is the third highest score in the division.
Juniors Blake Seitz, Daniel McCarty and Hassan Illyas all cracked 5,000 points in the heptathlon last season, and seniors Zoe Sharplin, Madison Smith, junior Victoria Jackson and sophomore Brittany Kallenberger are a mighty multi-events group Already. But Chancellor and Kinsey have no doubt Added an edge to an Already proud program.
"We're a very, very solid team here," Chancellor said. "I've got to talk to Kip (Janvrin) in March, he kind of explained to me how I would have a good Training Group. We did not really Have a Solid Training Group at my old school, you were kind of by yourself at times. But here, someone's better than you everywhere, and that's pretty cool, Because You all can learn to be better off each other. "
Janvrin said he's added a positive, energetic dynamic to the team.
"He's outgoing, fun loving, hardworking, Those Are The Things That any coach would want," Janvrin said. "I like hanging around the guy and I hope he stays here forever and keeps training and things like that."
Chancellor is from Twinsburg, Ohio, a place he said ice cold and gets more snow than here. He attended Ashland University, earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and competed for Their track and field team. There, he met Forms Mule Alex Lohman, a graduate assistant for Ashland, and is now perusing a master's degree in kinesiology.
"My family is from the Cleveland area, so it's kind of different being in the middle of nowhere," Chancellor said. "But I have a pretty cool family here."
Despite having an aunt in Kansas City, he was Referring to his team.
"People ask me at home, They ask me how I like it here, and I say, 'I found a family,' 'Chancellor said." I found a place where I fit in perfect. "
Central Missouri's English import said she overpriced found a family in Warrensburg. She is married to Dan Kinsey, a graduate assistant coach for the Mules and Jennie. After switching back and forth from hockey to track and field, playing in Sweden and Norway, She Said she is in a good place here.
"I'm from a small place myself so it's like, I'm used to it," Kinsey said. "There's not much to do but, I mean, there are no distractions! You have school and you have track. "
There was overpriced little distraction in Nälden, Sweden, Kinsey's hometown of 800 residents. All that was there, she said, was a grocery store and an ice rink
"It's colder and there's more snow. That's all, "Kinsey said.
Sounds like Ohio
Janvrin Kinsey described as a perfectionist, and said he's learned a lot about coaching working with her. At her meet at Doane, she posted a 1.79m (5-10 1/2) good for top in Division II, but Janvrin said she hardly Wanted to continue after posting marks not up to her standard.
"I Understand That," Janvrin said. "But for me as a coach, I wanted her to continue to go on. The result, for a longtime, was she had the best country in the nation in the pentathlon. And it moonrise Could have all disappeared Because of her frustration.
"She's had some issues where those marks did not happen and she was frustrated. And that's OK! I want her to be driven to achieve better. Last week when she high jumped really well, to see the excitement on her face, I mean, that's why I coach. "
However, as Kinsey, 26, nears the world's bests she is competing in Sweden, she continues to forge another Legacy at Central Missouri. The good news for the Jennie athlete is that she is currently ranked at No. 1, Kinsey and the team can do even better.
"When other people believe in you, it's easier to believe in yourself," Kinsey said. "That's how I felt when i jumped. I have felt like I had it but I have not got it out, I have not jumped That high since 2008. I can not give up now. It's just the start. "
Erika Anna Kristina Kinsey, born Wiklund, Sverige 10 March 1988 in Ostersund , is a Swedish athlete specializing in the high jump and Competing for Trångsviken IF .
Kinsey grew up in Nälden in Jämtland. 2004 she won USM for 16-year olds in Falun at 1.86 m. She studied at friidrottsgymnasiet in Umeå where she debuted as a senior in Finnkampen 2006 .
Then she came to Stockholm Which Followed the training with Michel Tornéus and Oscar Gidewall. Kinsey trained seriously in the high jump, including a victory in the Junior World Championship in 2007 where she jumped 1.82 m in Hengelo , which she followed up with a third place in Finnkampen 2007 at the Ullevi Stadium. Then the coming year was a failure; she was unmotivated and she began to train with an ice hockey team instead.
In connection with that, she decided to stop with track. She moved to Oslo and took up training for a hockey career and play in the highest Norwegian women's league. After a broken rib and a punctured lung, she decided to return to track. At that time, she met her Ohio-born man Daniel Kinsey, and in 2014 she moved across the Atlantic to Warrensburg , Missouri and began her studies at the University of Central Missouri. During the MIAA track conference championships in early May 2015 she did her personal best when she jumped 1.92 m. At the same competition it was achieved a 6.17 m long jump and a 11.13m triple jump; both results are great.
At the Track Championships June 21, 2015 in the Russian city of Cheboksary she managed on her first jump a 1.94m, later, after two misses, she even jumped over 1.97 on her last attempt, Which meant that in the same track meet set a personal best two times.

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Erika Kinsey.
Erika Kinsey.  Photo: TT News Agency

She set a new Personal Best with 1.92 in May. Now, only Ruth Beita and Maria Kutjina jumped higher than Erika Kinsey year, after 1.97 in the last attempt at Law Championships in Cheboksary.
- I do not really know what to say. I had dreamed to pass World Cup qualifier limit of 1.94 and it was perfect conditions. So I thought I would take the chance, she says to TT.
- It is absolutely incredible. It looked good on warm-ups, and we had hoped That She Could clearing 1.94. But then she would strike with 1.97. It is great fun, says coach Karin Tower Klint to SVT Sport.
Erika Kinsey was faultless over 1.91, Which was a centimeter from her personnel record. At 1.94 she needed Only Two Attempts, then it was the World Cup ticket ready for the English language, Which makes the national team comeback after a hiatus of Several years.
But it does not stop there. After two Demolitions, she managed to take 1.97 In the last attempt, making her the world Divided third with Polish Kamila Licwinko.
- It was a wonderful feeling. When I took the 1.97, I did not really believe it was true. It was incredible.
- She shows great shape. Hard to say how far she can go but She has jumped incredibly stable and high, says Tower Klint
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Daniel Kinsey University of Central Missouri Athletics - Staff Directory
University of Central Missouri Athletics
Daniel Kinsey Graduate Assistant Track & Field Coach
Phone: 660-543-4254 Email:
Daniel Kinsey into his First Year with UCM Track and Field. He comes to Warrensburg after spending the 2011-13 seasons assisting the head coach at Akron in multi-event athlete and as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Findlay, the coaching multi-event athletes, jumpers and hurdlers.
In his time at Akron, the Zips had four individualists Conference Championships in men's multi-events and four team conference titles. He Also coached three NCAA Division I qualifiers, six USATF Junior National qualifiers and one USATF Junior National All-American.

Kinsey graduated from the University of Akron in 2010 with a degree in Business Communication and Organization. As an athlete, Kinsey was a three-time US Outdoor Track and Field Championship qualifier, finishing in 10th place in the decathlon set up in 2009. He Also friendlyness fifth at the 2011 US Indoor Championships. He was RANKED in the top 10. Among Us decathletes in 2009 and 2010 and in 2011, Kinsey was a member of the US Decathlon Team at the Thorpe Cup .
Kinsey was a six-time Mid-American Conference Champion from 2007-2010. He was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American in the decathlon, 2009-10. He Also was a five-time high school All-American and two-time National Champion.
Kinsey Currently Resides In Warrensburg with his wife, Erika.
University of Central Missouri Athletics - Staff Directory, March 9, 2015

Daniel Kinsey
Athletissima Diamond League Results
July 9, 2015
High Jump-1, Anna Chicherova, Russia, 6-8. 2, Ruth Beitia, Spain, 6-4 1/4. 3, Erika Kinsey, Sweden, 6-4 1/4. 4, Svetlana Shkolina, Russia, 6-4 1/4. 5 (tie), Svetlana Radzivil, Uzbekistan, and Ana Simic, Croatia, 6-3 1/4. 7, Marie Jungfleisch, Germany, 6-2. 8, Levern Spenser, St.Lucia, 6-2.
Dan Kinsey, Erika Wiklund Kinsey, Bruce Uhler
UCM Multipurpose Building November 2015
Warrensburg, Missouri