March 28, 2008
ABILENE, Texas -
The Baylor track and field team collected 15 event victories on Friday at the ACU Triangular hosted by Abilene Christian at Bud Elmer Stadium. The Bears also registered seven more NCAA Regional qualifying marks.
On a day that saw cold, windy conditions, the Bears were able to set four new NCAA Regional qualifying times, while three marks were recorded by athletes that had already qualified at the Dr Pepper Invitational last weekend.
Carla Grace recorded her second regional time in the women's 200 with a winning time of 23.70. Grace also ran the second leg on Baylor's 4x100-meter relay that qualified for the second-straight week. The relay clocked a time of 45.68 to take first place in the event.
Trey Harts recorded an NCAA Regional mark in the men's 200 meters in his first open competition since the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Harts won the 200 meters with a time of 20.77, just three one-hundredths of one second off his personal best time. LeJerald Betters also qualified in the 200 meters with a personal best time of 21.22 to finish second in the event.
Jeremy Jackson clocked 14.19 in the men's 110-meter hurdles to set his first NCAA Regional mark of the season. Justin Boyd recorded a time of 51.25 to win the men's 400-meter hurdles and tally his second regional mark of the outdoor season.
Baylor's 4x400-meter relay won its 23rd-straight race and recorded an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 3:08.97 to win by nearly 10 seconds.
Other women's event winners on the track were Brittany Carr (100m), Loren Hodges (800m) and Erin Bedell (1,500m). DeAna Carson (long jump), Kayla Smith (high jump) and Stasia Kelly-Taylor (triple jump) all won their respective field events.
won the men's 400 meters in his first action in more than a month and Nick Lyons
won the men's javelin for the second straight week.
Baylor returns to action next weekend as the Bears travel to compete at the Texas Relays on April 3-5 in Austin, Texas.