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Track and field grabs three All-Americans

Story by Antonio Adgers, Writer

March 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s track and field teams took eight athletes to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships March 5-7 in Geneva, Ohio, and brought home three athletes with All-American honors. The track and field team held up its end of the bargain in first-year coach Tim Byers’...

Track teams set high standards with indoor titles

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

March 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s track teams have each won their fourth consecutive indoor Heart of America Athletic Conference titles and are sending eight athletes to the NAIA National Indoor Meet starting March 5. Junior Dayshawn Berndt, who placed second in the 200-meter and 400-meter races as well as...

Indoor track aims for four-peat

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Baker men’s and women’s indoor track and field are in the middle of pursuing their fourth-straight conference championships in 2015, all three of those under the late Zach Kindler. This will be head coach Tim Byers’ first season with indoor and outdoor track and field after being the named the...

Byers named as interim cross country and track coach

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Track and Field

After the sudden death of former Baker head cross country and track and field coach Zach Kindler, the university has announced that assistant coach Tim Byers has been appointed to the same position on an interim basis. Kindler hired Byers in July to be a full-time assistant coach in both cross country...

Track ends season with seven All-Americans

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Seven BU track and field athletes earned All American honors as they ended their season in Gulf Shores, Ala., at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 22-24. Here are the meet highlights: • The women’s 4x100m relay team of sophomore Billi Pipes, freshman Kiana Turner, sophomore...

Track takes conference titles; Nelson named MVP

Story by Lauren Bechard

May 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams brought home the Heart of America Athletic Conference titles for the fourth and third consecutive season, respectively. The Wildcats traveled to Atchison on Thursday to compete for the conference championship at Benedictine College. The...

Track teams sweep Wildcat Open

Track teams sweep Wildcat Open

Story by Lauren Bechard

May 1, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Other than qualifying for nationals, sophomore Avery Parker said this year’s main focus for the Baker University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams is persevering through illness and injuries. “We want to hit those national marks, but the biggest problem we’ve had all year is...

Women’s track ranked eighth in the nation

Story by Lauren Bechard

April 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker University women’s outdoor track and field team is ranked No. 8 in the latest edition of the NAIA National Team Computer Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday. With 225.56 points this time around, the women fell just one spot...

Wildcats make use of home advantage

Story by Lauren Bechard

April 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker University outdoor track teams took first place at the Baker Relays at Liston Stadium on Saturday. The men scored 241 points to beat Heart of America Athletic Conference rival Benedictine College, which finished with a score of 177. The women took first by 220 points, also beating Benedictine,...

Track athletes prepare for first home meet

Story by Lauren Bechard

April 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Just two meets into its outdoor season, the Baker University track and field teams already have five automatic bids to the NAIA national meet. The men and women have also earned half of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors that have been awarded this season. Senior...

Track brings home four All-Americans

Story by Lauren Bechard

March 10, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Four members of the Baker University indoor track and field teams earned All-America honors after their performances at the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track National Championships Thursday-Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. Junior Tyler Sloan was the first to receive an All-America honor for the Wildcats after running...

Indoor track sends nine to nationals

Indoor track sends nine to nationals

Story by Lauren Bechard

March 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Baker University head track and field coach Zach Kindler says its the “team environment” that allows the program to thrive time and time again. “There’s a determination to be successful in the environment,” Kindler said. “As always, it’s a thrill to coach them, watch them, and to be...