2.19.12 | Track and Field
Wildcat track and field teams win 2012 Indoor HAAC Championship
LAMONI, Iowa – Coming into the 2012 season, head Baker track and field coach Zach Kindler knew he had a special group. This past weekend solidified any doubt as the men’s and women’s track and field teams won the 2012 Indoor HAAC Championship in Lamoni, Iowa.
Junior Jeremy Gathright (Oceanside, Calif.) highlighted the men’s squad taking first place in the triple jump and long jump. He was also named the Most Outstanding Performer. Katie Thurbon continued her dominance on the women’s side grabbing first place in the women’s pole vault and Tyler Sloan added a first place finish in the 60 meter dash.
2.6.12 | Track and Field
Wildcats have solid showing at UCM Mule Relays
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Freshman Tyler Sloan led the way for the Baker women as she was named HAAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season on Monday afternoon.
Sloan, a Kansas City, Kan., native won a pair of events, taking first place in the 60-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relays. Ariella Harrison finished just eight points away from a national qualifying mark in the pentathlon, good enough for second with 2,992 points. Paige Rockers rounded out the women’s side with a second place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 10.52 meters, just 45 centimeters away from the national “B” standard.
1.25.12 | Track and Field
Thurbon named NAIA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week
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
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
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
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.