EUGENE, Ore. -- Despite rainy weather all evening, the Baylor track & field men's team had five All-America performances on day three of the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships Friday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The men's team closes out the season with five All-America performances in two events at the national meet.
Wil London opened the day with an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters, running 46.20 out of lane one. London secured his second consecutive All-America honor in the event and is the first BU runner since LeJerald Betters (2007-08) to score in back-to-back outdoor national championships.
He has now finished eighth for two straight years after going 45.72 in 2017 and collected the program's 26th Outdoor All-America honor in the 400 meters.
For the 34th time in program history, the BU 4x400-meter relay crew secured Outdoor All-America honors as Caleb Dickson, Howard Fields III, Antwuan Musgrove and Wil London ran 3:04.54 for seventh place in the final race of the men's meet. BU's time was the third-fastest of the season and best since the team's 3:03.44 at the National Relays Championship on April 28.
The Baylor men scored a total of three points to tie for 55th place, scoring at the national meet for the 40th time in 41 years.
• Wil London is the first BU 400-meter runner since LeJerald Betters (2007-08) to score in back-to-back outdoor national championships.
• London finished in eighth in the championship final for the second-straight year.
• London collects the program's 26th Outdoor All-America honor in the 400 meters.
• Dickson, Fields, Musgrove and London became the program's 34th Outdoor All-America tandem in the 4x400m relay.
• As a team, the Baylor men finish tied for 55th with 3 points and scored at the national meet for the 40th time in the last 41 years.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL QUALIFIERS (8 competitors, 3 events)
Taylor Bennett (4x400m relay), Caleb Dickson (4x400m relay), Howard Fields III (4x400m relay), Kiana Horton (4x400m relay), Wil London (400m, 4x400m relay), Aaliyah Miller (4x400m relay), Antwuan Musgrove (4x400m relay), Victoria Powell (4x400m relay)
"I'm proud of the guys and what they accomplished this week in Eugene. Of course the guys are disappointed and know that they're better than what the results show, but they battled and fought hard today. For Wil (London) in the 400 meters, it was a tough race out of lane one. It's even tougher with the rain, but I'm proud of the season he had. The 4x400 guys battled and were only a few thousandths of a second from fifth place. Overall, we scored at the meet, and we are looking to score in even more events next year." --head coach Todd Harbour on closing the men's season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
Closing out the outdoor season, the women's 4x400-meter relay will run in the championship final on Saturday at 7:51 p.m. CT on ESPN.
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