5.8.11 | Track and Field
Baker University men win 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Title, women take third
CANTON, Mo. – The Baker University men’s track and field team took home the men’s title at the 2011 HAAC Championships on Saturday afternoon at Culver-Stockton’s Richeson Track and Field Complex in Canton, Mo.
Baker racked up 204 points to finish ahead of Lindenwood University (191) and Central Methodist University (182). The Baker women’s team took third place with 149.5 points behind Lindenwood (202) and William Jewell (196).
5.3.11 | Track and Field
Track and field teams grab three weekly HAAC honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker men’s and women’s track and field teams are coming off a dominating first place finish at the Wildcat Open this past weekend in Baldwin City, Kansas.
The Baker men finished with a total of 164 points and the Baker women finished with 176.5. Ottawa University finished second on the men’s side at 89 points while Bethany took second on the women’s with 105.5 points.
Jason Robbs (Topeka, Kan.) highlighted the field events for the men, taking first place in both the discus and hammer. Robbs set an “A” standard in both events with a toss of 48.11 meters in discus and 60.31 meter mark in the hammer. He was also named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
4.25.11 | Track and Field
Rosa and Gustin named HAAC Athletes of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Freshman Megan Rosa (Olathe, Kan.) and senior Aubree Gustin (Topeka, Kan.) have been named Heart of America Athletic Conference Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Rosa, the HAAC Track Athlete of the Week, finished in 10th place in the 10,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays this past weekend with a 38:31.86 time. Her mark moved her into first place all time in the Baker record books.
Gustin was named HAAC Field Athlete of the Week after placing fifth in the women’s javelin. Gustin’s mark of 44.74 meters moved her into first place all time at Baker.
4.11.11 | Women's Track and Field
Stephanie Nelson named Women’s HAAC Field Athlete of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Baker University freshman Stephanie Nelson (Kansas City, Mo.) was named HAAC Field Athlete of the Week after recording two second-place finishes and one third-place finish at the Central Methodist University Invitational, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Nelson set a school record with her second-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 12.95 meters. She also recorded a second-place finish in the javelin throw with a mark of 40.06 meters, moving her into second all-time in the Baker record books.
4.11.11 | Track and Field
Wildcats take third and fourth at CMU Invitational
FAYETTE, Mo. - The Baker track and field teams continued their tear through the outdoor season with another great team performance at the Central Methodist Invitational. The men’s team finished third overall and the women’s team finished fourth.
Four Wildcats came away with first-place finishes. Jason Robbs won the men’s hammer throw with a throw of 57.79 meters. Taylor Nall took gold in the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:57.56. Aubree Gustin won the women’s javelin with a mark of 43 meters for her third consecutive victory. Katie Thurbon took first in the women’s pole vault with 3.5 meters.
4.5.11 | Men's Track and Field
Track and Field makes strides at Enduro Classic
WICHITA, Kan. – The Baker University track and field team had eight individuals take home gold medals this past weekend at the Enduro Classic, held on the campus of Friends University in Wichita, Kan.
Jeremiah Korn led the way in the men’s shot put with a toss of 15.35 meters to outdistance Paul Rotering of McPherson by .14 meters.
Aaron Hannon won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.06, JL Anderson followed close behind taking second-place with a time of 15.19. Hannon also took second-place in the men’s javelin throw with a mark of 53.27 meters.
3.28.11 | Track and Field
Baker track takes first place in five events at Baker Relays
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The cool weather didn’t stop the Baker University track and field team from opening the outdoor season with a bang on Friday afternoon.
Aubree Gustin, Corinna Papps, JaBryanna Wellington, Mary Loveland and the women’s 4x800 meter relay team all came away with first-place finishes at the 2011 Baker Relays.
The Baker women dominated the javelin as three athletes took top five finishes. Aubree Gustin took first-place for the fourth-consecutive season with a throw of 43.31 meters. Stephanie Nelson took second place and Katelyn Wolken rounded out the squad with a third-place finish.
3.23.11 | Track and Field
Baker Relays switched to Friday due to predicted weather conditions this weekend
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The weather seems to change constantly during this time of year in Kansas. The 2011 Baker Relays weren’t spared from the wrath as head coach Zach Kindler announced the Relays will now take place on Friday, March 25, 2011. They were originally planned to take place on Saturday, March 26th.
“Friday’s weather looks a little better in regards to the temperature which will put our student-athletes at less risk for injury,” said Baker athletic director Theresa Yetmar. “We’re working with our professors to make this a smooth transition for our student-athletes in regards to missing class time.”