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Track & Field Closes Big 12 Championship With Four More Titles

Freshman Maxwell Willis earns meet's high point scorer honor.


Track & Field Concludes Big 12 Championship

Bears win three more event titles on final day of the conference meet.


London Leads At NCAA Indoor Championships

Bears get freshman Wil London into finals of 400-meter dash.


Track and Field Nets Eight Big 12 Event Titles

Bears set program record on final day of competition at the conference's outdoor meet.


Track & Field Secures Five Event Wins At Aggie Invitational

Bears bolstered by bevy of personal bests in second trip to College Station.

• Baylor 44-Club Member • 2008 NACAC Gold Medalist (400 Meters) • 2008 NCAA Outdoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2008 NCAA Indoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2008 All-American Outdoors (400 Meters) • 2008 Midwest Region Champion (400 Meters) • 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (400 Meters) • 2008 Big 12 Indoor Champion (400 Meters) • 2008 Big 12 Indoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 NCAA Outdoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 NCAA Indoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 All-American Outdoors (400 Meters) • 2007 All-American Indoors (400 Meters) • 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Freshman of the Year • 2007 NCAA Midwest Region Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 All-Midwest Region (400 Meters) • 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (400 Meters) • 2007 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 Big 12 Indoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay) • 2007 All-Big 12 Indoors (400 Meters) • School Record Holder (4x400-Meter Relay - outdoors)

2008: Became the 10th member of Baylor's 44-Club, clocking a sub-45-second time in the 400 meters with a 44.83 in the finals of the NCAA Championships to place third overall...Clocked a personal-best time of 44.75 to win the gold medal at the 2008 NACAC U-23 Championships in Toluca, Mexico...Time of 44.75 ranks as the eighth-fastest time in Baylor history...Ran the third leg on Baylor's national champion 4x400-meter relay that won its fourth-straight NCAA title...Championship relay time of 3:00.22 ranks as the second-fastest in Baylor history and the fifth-fastest collegiate time ever...Won second-straight outdoor Big 12 title in the 400 meters with a then-career-best time of 45.01...Claimed first NCAA Midwest Region title with a time of 45.04...Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 400 meters, placing ninth overall, just missing a spot in the event finals...Ran on Baylor's winning 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays at Drake Relays, helping the Bears to a record seven relay titles...During the indoor season, ran the anchor leg on Baylor's NCAA Indoor champion 4x400-meter relay that won its third-straight relay title...The time of 3:05.66 ranked as the fastest time in the world for 2008...Won his first career Big 12 Indoor title in the 400 meters with a time of 46.67...Ran the anchor leg on Baylor's Big 12 Indoor champion 4x400-meter relay...Took third place at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 46.97...An NCAA qualifier in the 400 meters, finished 16th overall after suffering a hamstring cramp during the first lap of competition.

2007: NCAA Outdoor champion in the 4x400-meter relay, breaking a 12-year-old school record with a time of 3:00.04...Split 44.2 on the second leg of the finals to bring Baylor from third to first...All-American in the open 400 meters, finishing sixth in the event finals with a time of 45.66...Won the Big 12 title in the open 400 meters with a time of 45.33, the 12th fastest in Baylor history...All-Region performer in the 400 meters after finishing second in 45.77...Midwest Region champion in the 4x400-meter relay, setting a new nation-leading time of 3:01.66...Recorded four times under 46 seconds in the open 400 meters...Ran the anchor leg on Baylor's Big 12 champion 4x400-meter relay, clocking a 44.5 second split...Ran the second leg on Baylor's second-fastest time of 3:02.00 in the 4x400-meter relay at Drake Relays...Ran the second leg on Baylor's 4x200-meter relay team that clocked 1:21.65 at Drake Relays, the world's fastest time in 2007...Helped Baylor to the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relay titles at the Drake Relays when Baylor won all four sprint relay titles (4x100-, 4x200-, 4x400- and sprint medley relays), the first time a team accomplished the feat since Illinois in 1944, a span of 63 years...Season-best time in the 200 meters of 21.55 at the Dr Pepper Invitational...During indoor, ran the second leg of Baylor's NCAA championship team that recorded a time of 3:04.24, the second-fastest time in Baylor history...Earned All-America honors in the 400 meters with a time of 47.07 at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark...Ran a season-best time in the 400 meters of 46.31...Ran the second leg of Baylor's Big 12 champion 4x400-meter relay team that set a time at 3:04.96...Won his preliminary heat in 46.67, and finished third in the finals at 46.31 in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to earn all-conference honors.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Waco High School for coaches Keith Willis and Nathaniel Haynes...Two-time high school All-American...Won the 2006 NSIC national indoor 400-meter title...Finished second in the 400 meters at the 2006 Junior Olympics and third at the 2005 Junior Olympics...Two-time Texas class 5A champion in the 400 meters...Also won the state triple jump title as a junior...Has recorded personal bests of 46.4 in the 400 meters, 21.09 in the 200 meters and 48-10 in the triple jump.

Personal: Born Feb. 6, 1988, in Waco, Texas...Son of Yolanda Betters and the late Gerald Hornsby...Has three sisters: Toni (23) and Shamika Betters (27) and Rovianna Duncan (18) and one brother, Danien Betters (26)...Majoring in general studies.

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