LUBBOCK, Texas - Baylor's track and field team came home with three wins and a lot of experience from the inaugural Texas Tech Corky Classic Saturday at the brand-new Sports Performance Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Out of the 55 competitors for the Bears, 40 were underclassmen.
Junior Kiana Horton gave Baylor its first event win of the day and moved from seventh to third-fastest runner in the 200m with a time of 23.38. Four other Bears finished in the top 10, led by Taylor Bennett in second with a time of 23.46.
Freshman Brooke Gilmore earned her first collegiate title in the 3,000 meters as she led from start to finish to finish with a time of 10:18.86. Coming in right behind her was Sarah Antrich with a time of 10:29.83 (second) and Madelaine Johnston with 10:36.78 (fourth).
Freshman Tuesdi Tidwell recorded a height of 12-10.25 (3.92m) in her first collegiate pole vault competition, securing a spot as the second-best performer in the event in program history, only behind Annie Rhodes. Tiffani Peacock finished tied for ninth by clearing the opening height of 10-10.75 (3.32m).
Alison Andrews-Paul earned a spot on the all-time performers list in the 1,000 meters, securing a runner-up finish with a time of 2:49.06. Right behind her was Aaliyah Miller in fourth (2:50.52) and Gabby Satterlee in seventh (2:54.02).
Kennedy Bailey became the sixth-fastest runner in the 60-meter hurdles as she posted a time of 8.54 to become the first runner to crack the list since 2015.
In the 600 yards, Morgan Stewart came in third (1:22.47) while Kianna Hawn came in fourth (1:22.65). To close out the meet, the 4x400-meter relay squad of Victoria Powell, Aaliyah Miller, Kiana Hawn and Leticia De Souza took home the title with a time of 3:37.80.
In the 60 meters, Malik Wilson led the Bears with a fifth-place finish with a time of 6.76, followed by Isaiah Cunningham in sixth (6.80).
In the final event of the day, the 4x400-meter relay team of Howard Fields III, Caleb Dickson, Jayson Baldridge and Wil London came back from fourth place to a runner-up finish with a time of 3:08.23.
"We've got a lot of young ones that got a lot of experience, and it was good experience. We're healthy. It wasn't a perfect meet by any means, but it was a solid meet for us. I thought our athletes competed really hard and at a high level. I know a few of them would have wanted to run a little faster or jump a little higher, but overall it was a really good day. We got three wins, and overall we got good experience and stayed healthy. This is the start of a long season." -head coach Todd Harbour
The Bears get back into action next Saturday as the team heads to College Station for the Texas A&M Quadrangular.
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