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2012 Nationals

5.24.12 | Track & Field

Baker University qualifiers set for nationals


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After a dynamic performance at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships, Baker University will send seven representatives to the 2012 NAIA Track and Field Championships May 24-26 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.

Baker’s men’s and women’s teams captured HAAC outdoor titles three weeks ago.

Competing at the national meet for the Baker men are JL Anderson (110-meter hurdles) and Jeremy Gathright (400, long jump, triple jump).

Qualifiers for the Baker women’s team are Stephanie Nelson (shot put, javelin), Megan Rosa (marathon), Tyler Sloan (100 hurdles, 400 hurdles), Katie Thurbon (pole vault) and Katelyn Wolken (javelin).

Thurbon, a sophomore, enters the meet ranked No. 1 nationally in the pole vault. She continued her season-long dominance with a commanding performance at the HAAC Championships, securing the individual title with a mark of 3.5 meters.

Gathright, a junior, was selected the most valuable athlete at the HAAC Championships. For nationals, he is ranked eighth in the triple jump, 12th in the long jump and 14th in the 400.

Baker coach Zach Kindler believes the Wildcats are ready to compete at a high level.

“We have worked hard all season to reach this point,” said Kindler, the 2012 HAAC conference men’s and women’s coach of the year. “I’m very proud of our teams’ success this year and anticipate a number of All-Americans from this national meet.”

Live scoring can be found at this link.

61st Annual Men's and 32nd Annual Women's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

May 24 - 26 | Outdoor Sports Complex | Marion, Ind.

Hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University


Wednesday, May 23:

  • Noon - 1:45 p.m.: Hall of Fame Luncheon, IWU Student Center
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Championship Celebration, IWU Outdoor Pavilion

Thursday, May 24:

  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.: Track & Field Events
  • 4:45 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies

Friday, May 25:

  • 9:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.: Track & Field Events
  • 5:45 p.m.: Senior Recognition

Saturday, May 26:

  • 6 a.m.: Marathon starts
  • Noon - 6:15 p.m.: Track & Field Events
  • 6:30 p.m.: Final Awards Ceremony (start time is approximate)

Official Photographer

Timothy P. Riethmiller
Cell: 260.633.0752
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Ticket Information

  • Adults: $6
  • NAIA students with ID: $2
  • Children age 7 and under: Free
  • Three-day pass: $15

Travel Information


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