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Williamson 3-Peats as Big 12 Outdoor 400m Champion

Junior Darold Williamson captured his third straight Big 12 Conference Outdoor crown Saturday.

Junior Darold Williamson captured his third straight Big 12 Conference Outdoor crown Saturday.

May 1, 2004

Complete Results

NORMAN, Okla. - Baylor junior Darold Williamson (San Antonio, Texas) won his third straight conference 400-meter championship, but it was bittersweet as sophomore teammate Jeremy Wariner (Grand Prairie, Texas) was disqualified, as the action concluded at the 2004 Big 12 Outdoor Championships Saturday at John Jacobs Field.

Wariner had clocked a world-best time of 44.29 to finish just ahead of Williamson, who clocked 44.74, but Wariner was disqualified for stepping into another lane around turn three. Wariner's time would have been the second-fastest time in school history, right on the heels of Michael Johnson's school-record 44.21 in 1990. Senior Joel Martin (Stephenville, Texas) took third with a personal-best 46.77, while freshman Mark Teter (San Antonio, Texas) finished fifth at 47.38.

"We don't just accept things, we work for them," Williamson said. "I gave my medal to Coach Hart, because I don't want anything I didn't earn. They took his title from him (Wariner), but I know he'll do it again. I'm excited about what we can do at nationals and hopefully in Athens."

"I know I can run it again, but we don't have another meet for another two weeks now," Wariner said. "It was a great run, because I got out well in the 200, I started kicking and really worked the turn. It helped having Darold out in front, because I knew where he was. It was two great runs and we're just looking forward to doing well at nationals and at trials.

The duo then led the 4x400-meter relay squad to the Bears' seventh straight Big 12 championship with a time of 3:06.38. Martin led off, followed by Teter, Wariner and Williamson.

"I was still mad about the open 400," Wariner said. "I told Coach Ford I could run 43 (seconds), so he told me 'go out and bust it open', so I just went out there and popped it for Darold and let him cruise home."

 

 

The Bears men's and women's 4x100-meter relay teams were edged out as each finished second. The men's squad of freshman Braelon Davis (Dallas, Texas), Williamson, Wariner and sophomore Jamen Saziru (Waco, Texas) ran a 39.86 and had the lead going into the final handoff, but Nebraska came from behind to clip the Bears at the tape in 39.76. Junior Lakadron Ivery (Tyler, Texas) ran a strong anchor leg as the Bears clocked 44.18, but just couldn't catch up to Texas, which won in 43.78. Ivery was joined by sophomore Marquisha Sefas (Ft. Worth, Texas) and juniors April Holliness (Duncanville, Texas) and Elizabeth Wilson (Duncanville, Texas).

The women's 4x400 relay of sophomore Shanta Bibbs (San Antonio, Texas), Ivery, Napoleon and Myricks finished third with a time of 3:37.06

Senior Kyle King (Sulpher Springs, Texas) finished second in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:25.75, and freshman Bo Price (Atlanta, Texas) finished ninth at 14:42.75. Price earlier finished seventh in the 1,500 meters at 3:52.79. Sophomore Wil Fitts (Desoto, Texas) took third in the 800 meters by clocking a 1:48.80. Junior Danielle Myricks (Willingboro, N.J.) also earned a bronze by running 58.76 in the 400-meter hurdles, while freshman Lauren Tillman (Lawrenceville, Ga.) finished 7th at 1:02.17.

Ivery finished fourth in the 100 meters at 11.54 and sixth in the 200 meters at 23.26, while Wilson finished eighth in the 200 at 23.72. Freshman Rena Napoleon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished fourth in the 400 meters at 54.51.

Sophomore Angela Marvin (Kingwood, Texas), the defending Big 12 champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, was unable to repeat, finishing fifth in 10:49.42, while freshman Monique Ortega (El Paso, Texas) finished sixth at 10:51.69. Freshman Brittany McGuire (Humble, Texas) finished 16th in 11:39.82.

Sophomore Janelle Mulkey (San Antonio, Texas) finished 9th in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.06, and freshman Brittany Brockman (Houston, Texas) finished 15th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:29.04. Junior Jason Baker (Greenwood Village, Colo.) finished 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:31.91, while sophomore Rob Morrow (Grapevine, Texas) finished 19th in 9:39.88. Sophomore Austin Heape (Dallas, Texas) finished 16th in the javelin with a throw of 45.92 meters (150-8).

The Bears return to action at the Georgia Tech Invitational May 14-15 in Atlanta in preparation for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships May 28-29 in College Station, Texas.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS
MEN'S

Darold Williamson - 400 Meters
4x400-Meter Relay - Joel Martin, Mark Teter, Jeremy Wariner, Darold Williamson

ALL-BIG 12,br> MEN
Chris Gillis - Long Jump
Dominique Zeigler - Long Jump
Darold Williamson - 400 Meters
Mark Teter - 400 Meters
Joel Martin - 400 Meters
Wil Fitts - 800 Meters
Bo Price - 1,500 Meters
Kyle King - 5,000 Meters
4x100-Meter Relay - Braelon Davis, Darold Williamson, Jeremy Wariner, Jamen Saziru
4x400-Meter Relay - Joel Martin, Mark Teter, Jeremy Wariner, Darold Williamson

WOMEN
Jordan Willmann - Heptathlon
April Holliness - Long Jump
Angela Marvin - 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Monique Ortega - 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Lakadron Ivery - 100, 200 Meters
Elizabeth Wilson - 200 Meters
Rena Napoleon - 400 Meters
Danielle Myricks - 400-Meter Hurdles
Lauren Tillman - 400-Meter Hurdles
4x100-Meter Relay - Marquisha Sefas, April Holliness, Elizabeth Wilson, Lakadron Ivery
4x400-Meter Relay - Shanta Bibbs, Lakadron Ivery, Rena Napoleon, Danielle Myricks

TEAM STANDINGS
Men: 1. Nebraska 172, 2. Texas Tech 106.5, 3. Texas A&M 104.5, 4. Texas 96, 5. Kansas State 78, 6. Baylor 58, 7. Oklahoma 56, 8. Iowa State 48, 9. Oklahoma State 38, 10. Colorado 35, 11. Missouri 20, 12. Kansas 4.

Women: 1. Texas 151, 2. Nebraska 139.5, 3. Texas A&M 84.5, 4. Missouri 71, 5. Texas Tech 61.5, 6. Kansas State 57, 7. Baylor 56, 8. Oklahoma 49.5, 9. Colorado 46.5, 10. Kansas 38, 11. Iowa State 37.5, 12. Oklahoma State 26.

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