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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.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

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 in Brookings, S. D. on March 5-7. Freshman, Talisa Stone, qualified in the Wildcats first...

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.

Story by Sydney Boaz, Staff Writer

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 number of athletes, creating a pipeline between his home state and Baker University. With Baker being his...

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.

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

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 third ever track national champion in the 3,000-meter race walk while also capturing the school...

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 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

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.

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

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

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.

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

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 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

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

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

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.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

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 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

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...