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Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays

Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Another BU athlete has qualified for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships as Gloria Mares hit the ‘B’ standard in the women’s 100-meter dash and the ‘A’ standard in the 200-meter race at the Tabor Relays. Kendal Holloman also shined for the women’s team as she took...

Track and field teams compete at Midwest Quad

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker track and field teams took part in the Grand View University Quadrangular Friday along with St. Ambrose University, Concordia University and the hosting Vikings, taking third place on the men’s side and fourth on the women’s. The Wildcats had one event winner on the women’s side, as...

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker University men’s track and field team took first at the annual Baker Relays over the weekend and the women’s team took fourth. On the women’s side, racewalkers Brenda McCollum and Caitlin Apollo took first and second, respectively. Both McCollum and Apollo hit the qualifying mark for...

Track teams open outdoor season at OBU

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker track and field team had two athletes hit NAIA national qualifying marks at the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational Friday and Saturday. Junior Cory Peoples made the A standard in the men’s shot put, earning first place with a throw of 16.00 meters. He also finished second in the...

Indoor track and field athletes miss out on nationals

Indoor track and field athletes miss out on nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Five Baker track and field athletes qualified for the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. However, due to a missed deadline, those athletes will not be competing at nationals. An official release from the Baker University Athletic Department said, “Our track and field coaches...

Track and field teams compete at Heart Indoor Championships

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Baker University’s men’s track and field team finished third and women placed seventh in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor Championship meet in Jacksonville, Illinois, last weekend. The Wildcat men finished 62.5 points behind champion MidAmerica Nazarene University, breaking a five-year...

Men’s track wins sixth straight Heart title

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s outdoor track & field team won its sixth-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Head coach Ryan Pitts earned the Heart Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year award. Pitts earned the 2016 Heart...

Thrower Jordan Miller battles through shoulder injury

Thrower Jordan Miller battles through shoulder injury

Story by Megan Henry
April 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Three years ago, Jordan Miller began her career as a freshman thrower for the women’s track and field team. Two years ago, Jordan Miller was struggling with throwing the shot put and asked her coach if she could try throwing javelin. What began as an idea to get her mind off of the shot...

Track and field competes at Ottawa

Track and field competes at Ottawa

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Seven Baker athletes took first-place honors in the Ottawa University Invitational Saturday. The BU track and field teams competed at the meet along with seven other schools. On the women’s side, three BU performers finished first in their events. Junior Kendall Holloman placed in the pole vault...

Track teams take first at home meet

Track teams take first at home meet

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
April 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The 75th annual Baker Relays at Liston Stadium resulted in first-place finishes for both the BU men and women’s track and field teams on Saturday. “As coach Pitts said, it always feels good to defend your backyard,” senior Jordan Miller said. The men’s team finished with 162.5 total points,...

Track coach finds career at his alma mater

Track coach finds career at his alma mater

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Almost all Baker University coaches were student-athletes at one time, but only a few can say they once played here and came back for their professional career at their alma mater. Head track and field coach Ryan Pitts is one of those few BU coaches, but coming back was never in his plans. “As far...

Indoor track athletes ready for nationals

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field team will send six athletes to the 51st Annual Men’s and 36th Annual Women’s NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee, on March 3-5. The four women’s athletes are Kendal Holloman (pole vault), Alex Garbarino...

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