Bears conclude NCAA West Preliminary action in Austin on Saturday.
Women's team ties school record with 21 entries to regional meet in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Maxwell Willis earns meet's high point scorer honor.
Senior pole vaulter sets school, meet record en route to third-career conference title.
Bears will be in action at conference meet Friday through Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.
• 2016 All-Big 12 Cross Country
• 2016 All-Big 12 Outdoors (1,500 & 5,000 Meters)
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (5,000 Meters)
• 2015 All-Region Cross Country
• 2015 All-Big 12 Cross Country
• 2015 Big 12 Runner of the Week (Oct. 21, 2015)
• 2015 All-American Indoors (DMR)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (Mile & DMR)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Outdoors (1,500 Meters)
• 2015 All-American Indoors (DMR)
• 2015 All-Big 12 Indoors (Mile & DMR)
• 2014 All-Region Cross Country
• 2014 All-Big 12 Cross Country
• 2014 All-Big 12 Indoors (1,000 Meters & Mile)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Track)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Track)
• 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Cross Country)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Cross Country)
• 2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Track)
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 Cross Country: Led Baylor back to NCAA Championships in final season by placing second and earning All-Region honors at NCAA South Central Regional for second-straight year in season-best 6,000-meter time of 20:21.7...Went on to finish 44th at national meet to be first Bear to cross the line in 20:28.5...Secured third-straight All-Big 12 honor, taking sixth in a time of 20:45.6...Became program's fourth three-time All-Big 12 performer...Totaled seven races in final campaign...Was Baylor's top runner in six of seven, finishing as team runner-up in other...Won season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational for second-straight year with 4K time of 13:44.2...Was also top runner for BU at Texas A&M Invitational and Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational...Named Big 12 Runner of the Week, after leading BU with fourth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational in 5,000-meter time of 16:28.4...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2016 Track: Earned three more All-Big 12 honors in junior campaign...Indoors, finished sixth in 5,000 meters at Big 12 Championship with time of 16:29.39...Outdoors, was runner-up in 5,000 meters in time of 16:22.76 and took seventh in 1,500 meters with 4:24.90 mark...Opened outdoor season with three straight event titles in 1,500 meters, coming at Ricardo Romo, Baylor and Michael Johnson Invitationals...Had season-best time of 4:20.79 at Michael Johnson meet...Did not finish 5,000-meter race NCAA West Preliminary Championships...Ran second leg for Drake Relays title-winning 4x800-meter relay squad...Indoors, opened season by winning mile title at Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational in 4:50.06...Returned to College Station three weeks later to post season-best mile time of 4:44.11 and be runner-up at Charlie Thomas Invitational...Finished third in 3,000 meters at Rod McCravy Memorial...Set season-best mark in 3K at Husky Classic of 9:21.34...Did not finish 3,000-meter race at conference meet...Was anchor leg for season-best DMR time of 11:13.21 at Alex Wilson Invitational...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2015 Cross Country: Advanced to NCAA Championships individually and earned all-region accolades by placing second at NCAA South Central Regional in season-best 6,000-meter time of 19:50.5...Ended season with 86th-place showing at national event in 6K-mark of 20:45.9...Earned All-Big 12 honors for second-straight year by placing fifth at Big 12 Championship in 20:57.4...Produced top-finishes for BU in all five team races of junior campaign...Was ninth at Roy Griak Invitational in 21:38...Placed 11th at Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 19:56.0 and received first Big 12 Runner of the Week honor...Opened year by winning Bear Twilight Invitational in 4,000-meter time of 13:24.4 to help BU capture team title...Selected for USTFCCCA All-Academic individual honor...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015 Track: Tallied first All-American performance of career by running anchor leg on DMR crew that placed fourth at NCAA Indoor Championship...Produced three All-Big 12 accolades with runner-up finishes in mile race and as member of DMR crew at conference indoor meet, along with eighth-place finish in 1,500 meters at Big 12 Outdoor meet...Indoors, advanced to NCAA Championships individually in 3,000 meters, but was disqualified for a false start...Produced pair of event titles, opening season by winning Texas A&M Team Invitational 800-meter title in 2:14.55...Claimed mile crown at Texas A&M Aggie Invitational with PR of 4:40.37, which was second-fastest time in school history....Set 3,000-meter PR of 9:08.91, which was the second-fastest in school history, to place third at Iowa State Classic...Was consistent member of distance medley relay throughout year as quartet won Iowa State Classic and Alex Wilson Invitational event titles...Notched school-record time (10:58.52) as anchor for DMR crew at Alex Wilson meet that included Mariah Kelly, Kiana Hawn and Olicia Williams...Outdoors, continued to write name in the record book, recording second-fastest 3,000 and 5,000-meter times in school history...Used 3,000-meter time of 9:24.98 to win Baylor Invitational title...Posted PR time of 15:44.52 in 5,000 meters to be seventh at Payton Jordan Invitational...Closed season by finishing 15th in 5,000-meter event at NCAA West Preliminary Championships with time of 16:16.28...Captured two Texas Relays event titles as opening leg for 4x800-meter relay and anchor for distance medley relay crew...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor.
2014 Cross Country: Earned all-region honors by placing 12th (20.39.0) at NCAA South Central Regional Championships to push Lady Bears to NCAA bid...Secured All-Big 12 honors at conference meet by taking seventh in season-best 6,000-meter time of 20:32.3 to help BU take third...Placed 44th at NCAA Championships (20:49.46)...Crossed line as BU's second-finisher at conference, regional and national meet...Tallied scoring performances for BU in all six of her races...Led BU to second-place finish at Texas A&M Invitational by taking fourth-place individual honors in 4,000-meter time of 14:03.3...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition.
2014 Track: Established personal-best times in both 1,000 meters (2:53.73) and mile (4:44.27) en route to claiming All-Big 12 honors in both events at conference indoor meet...Was fifth in the mile and eighth in the 1,000-meters to help BU earned highest finish ever...Ran in four indoor meets, racking up sixth top-10 finishes across three individual events...Had season-high finish of fourth at Tyson Invitational with 4:44.93 time in mile...Placed sixth in only 3,000-meter race of the season with time of 9:41.68 at Texas A&M Aggie Invitational...Provided lead-off leg for DMR crew that won Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational crown...Outdoors, ran season-best 1,500-meter race at Stanford Invitational in 4:23.65...Went on to take ninth in prelims of event at Big 12 Championships (4:30.29) and then 32nd in prelims of NCAA regional meet (4:26.31)...Placed 13th in 5,000-meter run at Big 12 Championships with season-best mark of 17:47.23...Had season-best performance in 800 meters by running 2:11.56 to be eighth at Michael Johnson Classic...Helped BU capture Drake Relays HyVee Cup by running on second-place 4x800 and DMR crews...As lead-off leg produced second-best time in school history of 11:12.37 in Drake DMR race...Ran second leg for title-winning 4x800-meter and provided lead-off leg for first-place DMR quartet at Texas Relays...Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic team recognition.
2013 Cross Country: Posted scoring performances in all six of her races...Finished as Baylor's second runner across in four meets...Had season-best 4-K time (14:06.1) to take 10th at season-opening Bear Twilight Invitational as Lady Bears won team title...Was fourth at Iowa Black & Gold Invite for highest finish of season...Produced season-best 6,000-meter time (21:24.00) to tally 20th-place showing at Big 12 Championships...Helped team to take sixth at NCAA regional meet by being third BU runner across finish line in 21:28.0...Was the BU runner-up at both the Notre Dame Invitational and Pre-National Invitational.
High School: Named the 2010-11 Gatorade Arkansas Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year and the 2011-12 Gatorade Arkansas Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year...Helped Rogers High School to state cross country titles in 2010 and 2011...Produced state records in the 1600 meters (4:52.3) and the 3200 meters (10:36.0)...Four-year letterwinner on both the Mounties track and cross country teams...Designated all-state in cross country four years and three years in track...Earned a combined 17 state championships between cross country, indoor and outdoor track...Named to the Nike All-South team twice and the Foot Locker All-South team once...Won the 1,500 and 3,000 meter events at nationals as member of AAU track team in 2010.
Personal: Full name is Margareta Elaine Montoya...Born May 2, 1995 in Bowling Green, Ken...Parents are David and Debbie Montoya...Majoring in biology.