Jan. 24, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Blake Heriot's win in the 200 meters highlighted the Baylor track and field team's first day at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Friday at Nutter Field House.
Heriot clocked the 14th-best mark in the country this year, 21.19, to win the event over 20 other competitors. Heriot's freshman teammate, Trayvon Bromell, was fourth in the event with a time of 21.32.
After winning last week's weight throw competition, Erin Atkinson placed third in the Bluegrass state. The senior uncorked a 65-9.0 [20.04m] throw, which is the 13th-best throw in the nation currently and the 10th-best throw in school history.
Sophomore Felix Obi passed on his final two long jump attempts in order to stay fresh for the triple jump on Saturday, but he still placed third in the long jump competition with a mark of 24-5.75 [7.46m].
With a shuffled lineup and two new faces, Baylor's women's distance medley relay crew of Mariah Kelly, Raena Rhone, Olicia Williams and Maggie Montoya improved by over seven seconds from last week's performance, but still finished fifth.
- Annie Rhodes tied the school record in the pole vault that she set last week with a jump of 13-2.5 [4.03m] to be sixth.
- Kehri Jones established a career-best in the 200 meters for a second straight week, turning in a 24.51 to place seventh.
- Atkinson owns all 10 of the top weight throw performances in school history.
- Pentathletes Jessica Shadley (3,514) and Jenna Pfeiffer (3,477) both set personal bests for points in the multi-event competition. Those marks were eighth and 10th-best in school history, respectively.
TWEET OF THE DAY
A look inside Nutter Field House as things get set for final events of day 1 of Rod McCravy Memorial. pic.twitter.com/qYsQ30bIex-- BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) January 24, 2014
TOP QUOTE #1
"It was a good opening day for us that we hope to build off of for tomorrow. Felix (Obi) and Erin (Atkinson) each had good days. Blake (Heriot) and Trayvon (Bromell) in the 200 were both solid. We didn't run the DMR that we hoped to. However, our multi and distance girls all set personal bests." - head coach Todd Harbour
Baylor's men's and women's teams will be back in action at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Saturday with field and running events starting at 11 a.m. CT
To stay current on all things Baylor Track, follow the team on Twitter: @BaylorTrack.
1. Blake Heriot (SR), 21.19 (14th nationally)
4. Trayvon Bromell (FR), 21.32
9. Alex Reece (SO), 22.06
-- Michelle Nwachukwu (SR), DNF
7. Keenan Gibson (FR), 1:15.37
2. Alex Davis (FR), 17:05.96
3. Peyton Thomas (FR), 17:13.04
6. Brad Miles (SR), 14:56.18
8. Matt Galvin (SO), 15:10.88
7. Lauren Cook (JR), 5-5.75 [1.67m]
6. Annie Rhodes (FR), 13-2.5 [4.03m] (ties school record)
16. Dannielle Davis (SO), 17-8.25 [5.39m]
3. Felix Obi (SO), 24-5.75 [7.46m]
19. Rhys Phillips (FR), 21-0.5 [6.41m]
3. Erin Atkinson (SR), 65-9.0 [20.04m] (10th-best in school history and 13th-best nationally)
6. Jessica Shadley (SR) - 3,514 points (Career best and eighth-best in school history)
7. Jenna Pffeifer (SO) - 3,477 points (Career best and 10th-best in school history)