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Senior Jacob Cofer runs the 10K at Friends University on April 1 as Coach Ryan Pitts looks on. Cofer finished in second place with a time of 32 minutes and 50 seconds.

Outdoor track and field: how the season is going far

Story by Trey Donovan, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

The outdoor track season is in full swing after starting on March 19. They are in a very important stretch of the year, where every week in April they have a meet followed by the Conference championship...

Junior Mia Wilhoit preparing to run the 800m at the meet on Mar. 27.

Track and Field compete at home meet

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer March 30, 2021

(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.

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

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...

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.

Track coach recruits California athletes

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...

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

Watson becomes race walk national champion

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...

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.

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

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...

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.

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

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...

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

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

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...

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...

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...

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