Baker sports roundup
WOMENS TRACK & FIELD Baker University's Renee Sudduth, senior from Harveyville, broke her own school record and finished first in the hammer throw at the Truman State Open on March 30 in Kirksville, Mo.
Sudduth's best mark of 156-10 (47.81 meters) broke her previous record by 4-3. She is provisionally qualified for the national championship.
Liesel Kirk, senior from Topeka, placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run and fifth in the 1,500-meter run. She also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that placed sixth.
MENS TRACK & FIELD Jerry Baker, junior from Morrowville, broke a school record and placed first in the javelin toss at the Truman State Open on March 30 in Kirksville, Mo.
Baker's best mark of 205-4 (62.60 meters) broke Aaron Faimon's school record of 202-0, set in 1996. Baker also finished fourth in the pole vault and seventh in the triple jump. He is automatically qualified for the national meet in the javelin.
Matt Hallauer, sophomore from Holton, broke Matt Akers' school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Hallauer placed seventh with a time of 10:04.0 in his first ever steeplechase, breaking Akers' 1996 record by eight seconds.
Eric Schwarz, senior from Baldwin City, finished second only to Baker in the javelin. Schwarz's best mark reached 54.38 meters. Scott Rieger, senior from Arnold, Mo., placed fifth in the hammer throw and eighth in the discus.
MENS TENNIS The Wildcats dominated Truman State University with an 8-1 victory Saturday at the Laury Tennis Courts in Baldwin City. Chad Glover, senior from Baldwin City, John Henderson, sophomore from Oklahoma City, Okla., and Blake Glover, sophomore from Baldwin City, all won their matches in two sets.
WOMENS TENNIS Baker fell to Truman State University 8-1 Saturday in Kirksville, Mo. Becky Mann, senior from Topeka, came from behind to win in No. 1 singles, 1-6, 6-3, 11-9 to score the point for Baker. She teamed with Susan Newton, junior from DeSoto, to nearly win in No. 1 doubles, but fell 8-6.
WOMENS GOLF The Wildcats kicked off the spring season by hosting the Baker University Spring Invitational Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence. Baker's previous meets have all been postponed or cancelled because of weather. The Wildcats are currently ranked ninth in the NAIA.