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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...

Thrower Jordan Miller battles through shoulder injury

Thrower Jordan Miller battles through shoulder injury

Story by Megan Henry

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Three years ago, Jordan Miller began her career as a freshman thrower for the women’s track and field team. Two years ago, Jordan Miller was struggling with throwing the shot put and asked her coach if she could try throwing javelin. What began as an idea to get her mind off of the shot...

Track and field competes at Ottawa

Track and field competes at Ottawa

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Seven Baker athletes took first-place honors in the Ottawa University Invitational Saturday. The BU track and field teams competed at the meet along with seven other schools. On the women’s side, three BU performers finished first in their events. Junior Kendall Holloman placed in the pole vault...

Track teams take first at home meet

Track teams take first at home meet

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The 75th annual Baker Relays at Liston Stadium resulted in first-place finishes for both the BU men and women’s track and field teams on Saturday. “As coach Pitts said, it always feels good to defend your backyard,” senior Jordan Miller said. The men’s team finished with 162.5 total points,...

Track coach finds career at his alma mater

Track coach finds career at his alma mater

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Almost all Baker University coaches were student-athletes at one time, but only a few can say they once played here and came back for their professional career at their alma mater. Head track and field coach Ryan Pitts is one of those few BU coaches, but coming back was never in his plans. “As far...

Indoor track athletes ready for nationals

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field team will send six athletes to the 51st Annual Men’s and 36th Annual Women’s NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee, on March 3-5. The four women’s athletes are Kendal Holloman (pole vault), Alex Garbarino...

Men’s track wins fifth straight Heart indoor title

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s indoor track and field team won its fifth straight Heart of America Athletic Conference indoor track & field championship Feb. 12-13 in Crete, Nebraska. This is the first championship under Baker alum and head track & field coach Ryan Pitts, who was named the 2016 Heart Coach of the...

Track and field wraps up January

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

So far in the indoor season, the following BU athletes have qualified for the national meet: Tyson Robke -- heptathlon. Kendal Holloman -- pole vault. Josh Peck -- weight throw. The indoor track and field team had a busy weekend as the Wildcats finished their meets for the month of Januar...

Ryan Pitts named track and field coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

July 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The third head coach vacancy in the Baker Athletic Department has been filled. Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar named Ryan Pitts the new head track and field coach. Pitts will serve as the head coach and will work with Tim Byers, who will be the director of cross country and track and field. Byers...

Track teams sweep conference titles

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

May 3, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams their respective won Heart of America Athletic Conference championships on Saturday. These titles just go on top of the dynasty that the late coach Zach Kindler started at Baker. This marks the fifth-straight conference title for the men’s team...

Track hosts first Zach Kindler Wildcat Open

Track hosts first Zach Kindler Wildcat Open

Story by Antonio, Writer

April 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The track and field team hosted the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open Saturday at Liston Stadium. This event will become an annual meet, named in honor of late track head coach Zach Kindler, who died last summer. “It means so much to be able to perform well at a meet that is now in memory of Coach Kindler,”...