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Track coach recruits California athletes

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

Watson becomes race walk national champion

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

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

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 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

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

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

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

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...

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

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...