Archive for Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Walters leads BU track onslaught

May 17, 2000

Baker University's track teams were busy over the weekend, continued their assault on the school records and came up with a couple more qualifying marks for the NAIA National meet.

Standout Jessica Walters led the charge, setting a new school record in the triple jump at 36-10.5, which is also an automatic NAIA qualifying mark. It beat Walters' old mark of 36-10.5, which she set last year. It came in the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier Saturday. She finished third in the triple jump and was second in the high jump at 5-3.

Also finishing third was Eric Schwarz in the javelin with a throw of 185-9. Katie Hennes set a new school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.51. It topped Morgan Ouimette's old mark of 2:20.63. It was good for fourth and was a provisional NAIA qualifying mark. Triece Baker went 37-0.25 in the triple jump for sixth, which was also an automatic qualifying mark. Ouimette was sixth in the 1,500-meter run.

At the NAIA Midstate Championships in Lamoni, Iowa, two BU men's relay teams finished third. They were the 4x800- and 4x400-meter relay teams. At the Central College Decathlon at Pella, Iowa, Jerry Baker was fifth with 5,628 points and Brock Stumpf was seventh with 4,367.

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