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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.

2.19.12 | Track and Field

Wildcat track and field teams win 2012 Indoor HAAC Championship

2012 HAAC Champions

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.

2.16.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats set for 2012 HAAC Indoor Championships

2012 HAAC Championships

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2.6.12 | Track and Field

Wildcats have solid showing at UCM Mule Relays

2012 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

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.”

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