Feb. 8, 2003
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Baylor Bears continued to have strong 400-meter races at the Mountain T's Invitational, hosted by Northern Arizona at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.
All-American Darold Williamson and newcomer Jeremy Wariner recorded automatic NCAA qualifying times en route to taking the top two places in the men's 400-meter dash. Williamson won the race with a time of 46.19 followed by Wariner, who clocked a 46.29.
On the women's side, nine-time All-American Barbara Petrahn finished fourth in the 400-meters with a provisionally qualifying time of 54.24.
Lakadron Ivery had another strong day for the women. She opened the meet with a 7.48 to finish second in the 60-meter dash. She also won the 200, finishing the race in 24.09. Jordan Willmann was another top finisher for the Bears. With an 800-meter time of 2:17.12, she finished fourth. Elizabeth Wilson's 7.87 in the 60-meter race was good enough for a sixth-place finish. Danielle Myricks also recorded a sixth-place finish, doing so with a 400 time of 55.11. Newcomer Janelle Mulkey clocked an 8.74 to take sixth in the 60-meter hurdles. In the field events, April Holliness finished third in the long jump with a leap of 5.88 meters.
Williamson and Wariner did not have the only strong 400 races for the men. Transfers Seth Billy (48.03) and Brian McDonald (48.56) finished fifth and sixth in the event, respectively. The 800 also was a strong event for the Bears as Nick Devenport (1:51.51) took second, and Wil Fitts (1:52.82) finished fourth. In the 60-meter hurdles, Mark Henkes took sixth with a time of 8.23. The 4x400 relay team took third with a time of 3:10.78
The Baylor Bears are on the road again next weekend as they travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 14-15. at the University of Arkansas' Randall Tyson Track Center, the site of the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships.