Baker sports roundup
Special to the Signal
Sophomore Brett Weir earned Baker University team points at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, but missed making All-American by five-hundredths of a second in the 110-meter high hurdles.
The Wildcats had five athletes compete in the championship, held Thursday through Saturday at Cardinal Park in Louisville, Ky. Weir raced through preliminaries and semifinals in the hurdles to place seventh in the finals with a time of 14.58 seconds.
Weir's performance in the hurdles was even more noteworthy since he had just completed the ninth event of the decathlon before the finals. He was the only hurdle finalist to also compete in the two-day decathlon. Weir placed ninth in the decathlon with 6,103 points, just 39 points from scoring more team points with an eighth-place finish.
Junior Nick Codutti of Springfield, Mo., placed 13th in the shot put despite an injury to his pectoral muscle in his throwing arm. Codutti had the second-best entry mark in the NAIA with a toss of 51-feet, 11-inches. He threw 48-5.25 at nationals.
Senior Matt Hallauer of Holton concluded his running career by placing 14th in the preliminaries of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:47.57. The top 12 finishers advanced to finals.
Freshman Brent Randle of Dallas placed 17th in the triple jump despite a month of little training due to hamstring injuries. He jumped 46-11.5 at nationals. His personal record of 49-10.5 would have placed second.
Senior Angie Heffner of Baldwin City also concluded her career in Louisville. She tied for 21st place in the pole vault with a height of 10-04.75.