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1.25.12 | Track and Field

Thurbon named NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week

Thurbon Grabs Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After garnering HAAC Field of the Week honors on Monday, sophomore Katie Thurbon was selected as the NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the week the national office announced Wednesday.

Thurbon, a Topeka, Kan., native broke a personal best and school record at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational held on Jan. 20. Her mark of 12’ 1 ½ put her in second place at the event and moved her into a tie for the top vault in the NAIA this season.

Wildcats grab two HAAC Athletes of the Week in Nebraska

Players of the Week

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second weekend in a row the Baker University indoor track and field teams competed in Lincoln, Neb., at the Nebraska Wesleyan University Invitational.

Katie Thurbon highlighted both the men’s and women’s efforts, breaking a school record in the pole vault with a mark of 3.70 meters. This mark also eclipsed the “A” qualifying standard for the NAIA Indoor National Championships, set to be held March 1-3 in Geneva, Ohio. With her performance she was named the HAAC Field Athlete of the Week.

1.20.12 | Track and Field

BU track and field rolling along in 2012 indoor season

Indoor Season

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second consecutive weekend, the Baker University track and field team will be heading back to the University of Nebraska for the NWU Invitational set to be held Jan. 20-21 at the Bob Devaney Center.

Coach Kindler believe his squad is progressing nicely early in the season, “Our coaching staff is pleased with the progression we are seeing,” Kindler said. “Aaron Caldwell braking Chad Marshall’s mile record that stood since 1993 was huge. On the women’s side it was exciting to see Tyler Sloan run the fastest 200-meter in Baker women’s history.”

5.8.11 | Track and Field

Baker University men win 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Title, women take third

HAAC Champions

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

Athletes of the Week

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

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

Stephanie Nelson

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.

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