FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
track and field team closed out the Razorback Invitational with
freshman Felix Obi setting a school-record in the triple jump and junior
Tiffani McReynolds earning a victory
in the 60-meter hurdles on Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
we had some highs and some lows," head coach Todd Harbour said. "We had
some athletes that we hoped would perform better, but we also had four
really big performances
from Felix, Tiffany, Everett and Erin. We are just going to be patient
and get ready to fight the next battle."
who was competing in just his second meet as a Baylor Bear, tallied the
school-record on his sixth and final attempt in the triple jump. The
personal-best leap of 52-4.5
earned Obi a third-place finish in the meet, after he won the Texas
A&M Invitational with a jump of 50-7.25 two weeks ago. Obi passed
Thaddeus Gordon, who held the BU record with a jump of 51-2.75 in 2009.
In the NCAA rankings, Obi is currently fourth in 2013.
shaved significant time off her season-best in the 60 hurdles to earn
Baylor's second event title at the Razorback Invitational. After Everett
Walker won the 200-meters
McReynolds posted a time of 8.10 to rank second in the NCAA this year.
The time is also tied for her and the program's third-best all-time. In
the first two 60-meter finals of her junior indoor season, McReynolds
has finished first both times as
she won the event two weeks ago in College Station, Texas, in 8.22.
Walker continued an outstanding weekend in Arkansas as he placed second
in the 60-meter dash in 6.71. The senior's time is currently tied for
18th-best in the
NCAA this year. McReynolds had also qualified for finals in the women's
60-meter dash, but the quick turnaround from hurdles prevented her from
the weight throw competition, Atkinson followed up a first-place finish
at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational by finishing second with a
throw of 67-4.75. That is the fourth
best throw of her career and also the fourth-best in BU history. The
mark is also currently ranked ninth in the NCAA this year.
Heriot posted a personal-record and the 13th-best time in the NCAA in
the 400-meters, placing sixth with a time of 47.25. He then led of
Baylor's 4X400 relay team, which
placed fourth in 3:10.48. The BU team also included Isaiah Duke,
Richard Gary and Drew Seale and is currently ranked ninth in the nation.
Baylor women's 4x400-meter relay team of Christina Holland, Alyssa
Nichols, Brittany Ogunmokun and Raena Rhone combined for a fifth-place
finish in 3:41.97. Rhone was also
10th individually in the 400-meters with a new personal-best of 54.85.
On the men's side in the 60-meter hurdles Bryce Grace produced a time of 8.08, which was good enough for sixth place.
Brianna Richardson also scored for the Lady Bears as she finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 39-11.5.
In the heptathlon, Hunter Brook just missed on a personal-best, but finished eighth with a point total of 4945.
also shined in several of the open races that were not scored. In the
men's mile Jonathan Tijerina established a personal-best time of 4:14.34
for eighth place. In the
women's 800-meters, Olicia Williams (2:12.95) notched a second-place
finish in her first meet at BU. In that same race, Lizzy Whitney
(2:17.89) was seventh.
As a team, the Baylor men finished tied for sixth with 56 points and with 30 points the BU women tied for ninth.
will be back on the track next weekend as the squad is split between
the Nebraska Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational, Feb. 1-2.
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