Monday, May 30, 2016

Baker Earns All-America Honors in Three Events at Outdoor Track Nationals

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – 14 members of the Baker University men’s and women’s outdoor track & field team competed in the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The Wildcats came away with All-America honors in three different events. Which included a fourth-place finish from senior Josh Peck in the men’s discus with a throw of 54.93m.

Brenda McCollum also earned All-America in the women’s 5,000m race walk, as she finished in seventh-place in a time of 27.00.14

The men’s 4x400m relay team of Birdsong Warren, DayShawn Berndt, Jesse Mathews and Tyler Randall ended the meet in the finals of the 4x400.

The group of ‘Cats finished in a time of 3:14.60 good for seventh-place and another All-America award.

Also competing in Gulf Shores for Baker include Joe Linder who opened Saturday’s competition in the marathon, he took home 31 in a time of 3:03.30.

Cory Peoples competed in the hammer throw and didn’t record a mark, as he fouled out on his throws, while Ashley Riniker finished 22nd in the javelin.

Alexandra Garbarino-Herman also took 22nd in the women’s 400m hurdles and Jesse Mathews finished 15th in the 400m hurdles.

DayShawn Berndt competed in the men’s 200m race and Gloria Mares also competed in the 200 on the women’s side and took home 12th. Kailani Killebrew placed 25th in the women’s long jump as well. While Greg Henning finished 20th in the men’s long jump.

The Baker men’s team finished 41st in the standings, while the women finished 59th.

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