Baker teams sweep Relays
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - The Baker Wildcats won nine events at the Baker Relays on Saturday en route to a major victory. Baker scored 224 team points, beating second-place Ottawa University by 152. Ten schools attended the 61st annual Relays.
Morgan Ouimette, junior from Grandview, Mo., took first in the 1,500-meter run, 4x800 relay and 4x1,600-meter relay. She also placed second in the 4x400-meter relay and tied for third in her first-ever collegiate high jump. Angie Heffner, freshman from Baldwin City, tied her school record of 10-6 in the pole vault to win that event. Renee Sudduth, junior from Harveyville, won the hammer and shot put.
WILDCAT EVENT CHAMPIONS: Kristie Anspaugh, freshman from Topeka, 4x1600 relay; Triece Baker, senior from Morrowville , triple jump; Emma Carter, freshman from Overland Park, 3K racewalk; Candace Fortney, senior from El Dorado Springs, Mo., javelin; Angie Heffner, freshman from Baldwin City, pole vault; Katie Hennes, senior from Topeka, 4x800 relay; Molly Humphries, sophomore from Topeka, 4x800 relay; Morgan Ouimette, junior from Grandview, Mo. 1,500, 4x800 relay, 4x1600 relay; Moira Ozias, senior from Downs, 4x1600 relay; Jenny Schultz, sophomore from Sun City, Ariz., 4x800 relay, 4x1600 relay; Renee Sudduth, junior from Harveyville, hammer, shot put.
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - With four event champions, the Wildcats won the 61st Annual Baker Relays on Saturday by 77 points. The 4x1,600 relay team took 41 seconds off the school record with a time of 19:11.12 to win the last event of the day. Jerry Baker, sophomore from Morrowville, took first in the pole vault with a height of 14-0. Scott Rieger, sophomore from Arnold, Mo., won the discus with a toss of 154-11 and also had the best performance this season by a Baker athlete in the shot put and hammer throw. The distance medley relay team was also victorious.
Two Baker student-athletes medaled at the Relays as unattached competitors. Bryan Williams, sophomore from Baldwin City, won the high jump by four inches with a height of 6-2. Aaron Anderson, sophomore from Baldwin City, finished second in the shot put with a distance of 41-1.5. Williams and Anderson, who play football, have not participated in track and field this spring.
WILDCAT EVENT CHAMPIONS: Jerry Baker, sophomore from Morrowville, pole vault; Cole Gladhart, freshman from Baldwin City, distance medley relay; Matt Hallauer, freshman from Holton, 4x1,600 relay, distance medley relay; Toby Leach, sophomore from Lawrence, distance medley relay; Scott Nelson, junior from Carbondale, 4x1,600 relay; Scott Rieger, sophomore from Arnold, Mo., discus; Jon Sanfilippo, junior from Titusville, Fla., 4x1,600 relay; Kevin Schmidt, junior from Mission, distance medley relay; Brock Stumpff, senior from Wellsville, 4x1,600 relay.