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MANHATTAN, Kan. – In its first indoor meet of the season, four Baker University track and field athletes earned qualifying marks for the 2013 NAIA Indoor National Championship meet while competing at the Kansas State University All-Comers meet at Ahearn Fieldhouse.

Baker University sophomore Stephanie Nelson became the school's first individual national track and field champion in nearly 60 years, winning the javelin on Thursday at the NAIA Championships in Marion, Ind.

5.7.12 | Track and Field

Baker track and field teams take home 2012 HAAC Championship

2012 HAAC Champions Baker Track and Field

LAMONI, Iowa – It had been 12 years since the Baker women’s track and field team won a Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship, but that all changed on Saturday afternoon as Baker pulled away from runner-up Central Methodist University.

The defending champion men’s squad made it back-to-back titles for the first time under head track and field coach Zach Kindler.

4.30.12 | Track and Field

Thurbon and Gathright take home weekly HAAC honors after Wildcat Open

HAAC Athlete's of the Week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior Jeremy Gathright and sophomore Katie Thurbon were respectively named HAAC Track and Field Athlete’s of the week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Gathright claimed a pair of top two finishes this past weekend at the Wildcat Open to help in preparation for this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship set to be held at Graceland University.

4.17.12 | Track and Field

Baker track and field teams have another successful weekend

Track and Field Update

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker track and field team split up this past weekend and traveled to the KT Woodman Invitational at Wichita State and the William Jewell Gourley Open.

The severe weather warnings at both events didn’t bother the Wildcats.

4.9.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats show dominance at CMU Invitational

CMU Invitational

FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker men’s and women’s track and field teams showed their dominance this past weekend at the Central Methodist University Invitational.

The Wildcats took over the No. 1 spot in all but one relay in the HAAC conference rankings.

The women’s 4x100 relay team is still looking to punch their ticket to the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, but managed to finish second with a time of 48.98 seconds.  The men’s 4x100 meter relay team finished third, but overtook the top spot in the HAAC with a time of 42.99 seconds.

4.2.12 | Track and Field

Baker sets 16 personal records at PSU Wendy’s Invitational

Pitt State Invitational

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Perfect weather helped the Baker University track and field team set 16 personal records this past weekend at the Pittsburg State University Wendy’s Inviational.

Katie Thurbon and Stephanie Nelson led the way on the women’s side with second place finishes in their respective events of pole vault and javelin.

3.5.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats bring home two All-Americans at NAIA Indoor National Championships

NAIA Indoor Nationals

GENEVA, Ohio – Sophomores Stephanie Nelson (Kansas City, Kan.) and Katie Thurbon (Topeka, Kan.) were the lone Baker representatives at the 2012 NAIA Indoor National Championships to take home All-American status.

Nelson finished in seventh place overall in the women’s shot put with a mark of 13.56 meters. Thurbon grabbed an eighth place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.45 meters.

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