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Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

(Left) Junior Emily chambers, freshman Talisa Stone and sophomore Brittney Wesley have qualified in their respective events for the NAIA Indoor/Outdoor National Championship. Among the accomplishments, Stone breaks a school record in high jump as a freshman.
February 19, 2020

Even though it is still early in the season for the Wildcats Track and Field teams, there have been a multitude of athletes that have already qualified to compete at the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships...

Track coach recruits California athletes

Head Track and Field Coach Ryan Pitts helps athletes at practice. Pitts has recruited numerous athletes from his home state of California to compete at Baker.
April 15, 2019

Going into his fourth season as the head coach of Baker’s track and field team, Ryan Pitts continues to successfully build and develop the program. His California background has attracted a significant...

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Junior Jessica Watson attempts to close in on junior Emilio Mancha of St. Ambrose University. Mancha placed fourth and Watson finished in sixth.
March 18, 2019

The indoor track and field team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota Feb. 28-March 1 where they competed in the 54th annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Junior Moses Watson became Baker’s...

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Senior Michael Riddle extends his leg over a hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles at the Heart meet. Riddle claimed seventh place in the 110 meter hurdles and and fourth in the 400 meter hurdles later the same day.
May 10, 2018

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship...

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

After jumping over the steeple barrier, junior Jessica Watson lands into the water pit during the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28. Watson captured a win in both the steeplechase and the 5,000 meter racewalk.
May 4, 2018

The men’s and women’s track teams hosted the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium in honor of former head track and field and cross country coach Zach Kindler, who died in 2014. Senior...

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Junior Jessica Watson attempts to close in on junior Emilio Mancha of St. Ambrose University. Mancha placed fourth and Watson finished in sixth.
McCollum, Watson earn All-American honors
March 7, 2018

The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships featured five Baker athletes on Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. Two of these athletes finished within the top eight...

Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays

Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays
April 26, 2017

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...

Track and field teams compete at Midwest Quad

April 19, 2017

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...

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

Freshman Danny Griese passes the baton to senior Avery Parker to gain fourth place overall in the men's 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:30.28. Photo by Marilee Neutel.
April 3, 2017

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...

Track teams open outdoor season at OBU

March 27, 2017

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...

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