Ottawa Invitational Coach's Corner
We were very disappointed with our season opening tournament effort at the Southwestern College tournament last month. Individual and team scores were much higher than we anticipated. The individual and team effort at last week’s Ottawa tournament was much more in line with our expectations and the potential of our individual golfers and the team as a whole.
“I was very pleased with the way that individuals and the team dealt with miserably wet, cold, and windy conditions. I expected second round scores to be higher, but they were not substantially so--a testament to the ability of our players to grind through tough conditions. The Ottawa tournament was the first fall tournament for Dani Weimholt. I was pleased with senior Amelia Harshfield who put the needs of her team ahead of her own interests, and I really liked the solid play of junior Krista Yaktine and sophomore Stacy Yowell. Freshman Bristol Brandt showed growth and improvement in this tournament,” said Coach Karen Exon.
We look forward to the fall season closing tournament, the Missouri Valley Fall Invitational,to be played next week at Indian Foot Hills Golf Course in Marshall, Mo. We expect to have the entire team intact at that tournament for the first time all fall.
10.12.09 | Women's Golf
Ottawa Invitational concludes with tough conditions
The BU women competed in the Ottawa University Fall Invitational Tournament last Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. Conditions were tough both days, but especially the second day when a cold front and rain made the golf course and playing conditions pretty miserable. This tournament is the second of three fall tournaments for the women’s team.
The fall season concludes next week with the two-day 36-hole Missouri Valley College Tournament at Indian Foot Hills Golf Course in Marshall, Mo.
11.6.11 | Women's Cross Country
Jaqua takes HAAC crown; women finish second overall
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University women’s cross country team took second place overall at the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Central Methodist University.
Sophomore Lauren Jaqua took the overall crown with a time of 18:30 in the women’s 5k race. Ashley McBride grabbed a third-place finish with a time of 19:16. Both runners will represent the Wildcats at the 2011 NAIA National Championships.
10.24.11 | Women's Cross Country
Jaqua breaks school record at Mid-States Classic
WINFIELD, Kan. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua continues to dazzle in the 2011 cross country season as she took home a second place finish this past weekend at the Mid States Classic.
The Lansing, Kan., native finished with a school record setting time of 18:09.01. Her time was a personal best by 23 seconds and she currently sits atop the HAAC rankings at No. 1 overall.
It was also announced on Monday afternoon that Jaqua had been named the Runner of the Week for the third time this season.
Ashley McBride was the only other Wildcat to finish in the Top 20 with a time of 19:17.10.
10.10.11 | Cross Country
Women take third; men place fourth at Gary Stoner
FAYETTE, Mo. – Lauren Jaqua led the way for the Baker women yet again, taking home second place overall on Saturday afternoon at the Gary Stoner Invitational. Aaron Caldwell led the Baker men with an eighth-place finish.
Jaqua finished with a time of 18:51.27, ahead of all but one NCAA DII runner in the ladies 5k. Caldwell finished just three seconds off his lifetime best mark with a time of 26:14.86 in the men’s 8k.
Ashley McBride (pictured) finished 11th overall with a time of 19:33.91 and Kerry Kurta took 14th with a time of 19:54.24 to round out the top 20.
10.3.11 | Cross Country
BU men take third; women grab fifth at Planet Sub Invite
EMPORIA, Kan. – The Baker University cross country teams had another successful outing this past weekend at Emporia State University.
The Baker men’s squad took third place behind NCAA schools Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State University.
Aaron Caldwell led the way yet again for the BU men grabbing 15th overall with a time of 26:11.18 in the men’s 8k race. Corey Clark finished 26th with a time of 26:31.90 and Eric Larson rounded out the top three with a time of 26:46.06, good enough for 34th overall.
9.26.11 | Cross Country
Caldwell and Jaqua grab HAAC Runner of the Week honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua and junior Aaron Caldwell have been named HAAC Runners of the Week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Jaqua claimed the top spot with a time of 18:46 over 5,000 meters at the Baker Open. She was less than a second off of her personal best time set last season at Fort Hays State.
Caldwell took 2nd place with a time of 26:49 on the Baker Open 8K course. His time was a full 10 seconds better than he ran last season on the same course.
9.3.11 | Cross Country
Wildcat runners open with wins at Maple Leaf Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s cross country teams got their seasons started in style on Saturday afternoon, winning the Maple Leaf Invitational.
Sophomore Lauran Jaqua (Lansing, Kan.) took first place on the ladies side with a time of 15:43 in the 4k. Ashley McBride (Olathe, Kan.) took third and Kerry Kurta (Overland Park, Kan.) took fourth to round out the top five with respective times of 16:01 and 16:12. Lindsey McDonald of Park University took second with a time of 15:55.