EUGENE, Ore. -- With rainy weather all day, the Baylor track & field women's team had four All-America performances on the final day of the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships Friday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The women's team closes out the season with four All-America performances at the national meet. In all, the Bears are coming home with nine All-America performances in three events.
For the 13th time in program history and first time since 2009, the BU 4x400-meter relay crew secured Outdoor All-America honors after Victoria Powell, Taylor Bennett, Aaliyah Miller and Kiana Horton ran 3:32.63 to finish eighth and closes out the season with the fourth, sixth and 10-best relay times in program history.
The Baylor women scored one point to tie for 63rd place, scoring at the national meet for the 25th time in 30 years.
• The 4x400-meter relay tandem is the first BU team since 2009 to secure Outdoor All-America honors in the event.
• The women's 4x400m relay tandem of Powell, Bennett, Miller and Horton finish the 2018 season with the fourth, sixth and 10th-fastest relay times in program history.
• As a team, the Baylor women finish tied for 63rd with one point and scored at the national meet for the 25th time in the last 30 years.
ALL-AMERICA HONOREES (8 competitors, 3 events, 9 honors)
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 ladies on what turned out to be a very rainy and cold day in Eugene. We're always excited to get an All-America honor with four of them getting one today. That's something you never take for granted. We all expected to finish higher and run a little better, but we finished our season where we wanted to be: the championship final. It's a big deal for Victoria (Powell) and Aaliyah (Miller) to get their first All-America honor. They're hard to come by, so you don't want to take them for granted. It was a good season for our ladies, and we'll be back next year fighting for more titles." --head coach Todd Harbour on closing the women's season at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
Several Bears will continue individual competition during the summer, including the USTAF Junior Outdoor Championships on June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind. and the USATF Outdoor Championships on June 21-24 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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