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Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

May 10, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

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 meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

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 Cory Peoples, junior Gloria Mares and the women’s 4x100 meter relay team all qualified f...

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

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 of their respective events, earning All-American recognition. Women’s 3,000-meter race walk: ...

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...