Jan. 31, 2008
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SPLIT SQUADS HEAD TO NEBRASKA, WASHINGTON
The Baylor men's and women's indoor track and field teams return to action this weekend as the teams will send split squads to the 33rd Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and the UW Invitational. Both are two-day meets scheduled for February 1-2. The majority of the Bears and Lady Bears will be in Lincoln, Neb. while a select group of distance runners will travel to Seattle, Wash. Friday multi events begin at 12 noon, with field events starting at 5 p.m. and running events beginning at 6 p.m. On Saturday, action starts at 10 a.m. with Day Two of the multi events. Running events begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with field events scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. Following competition at the Husker Invitational and the UW Invitational, the Bears will return to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 15-16. Live results of the Husker Invitational will be available online at www.Huskers.com, while updated results for the UW Invitational can be found at www.GoHuskies.com.
LAST YEAR AT THE HUSKER INVITATIONAL
Last season, Baylor did not compete at the Husker Invitational and instead used the off weekend to prepare for the Tyson Invitational. The Bears did travel their complete squad to Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 26-27 for the University of Washington Indoor Invitational. Baylor recorded eight total provisional marks, four each for the men's and women's team. The women's distance medley relay won by nearly 14 seconds to set a provisional qualifying time. Lyndsy Bedell set a provisional mark in the 5,000 meters, while Erin Bedell and Nichole Jones provisionally qualified in the 3,000 meters. The men's 4x400-meter relay won in convincing fashion for the third straight week, while LeJerald Betters, J.T. Scheuerman and Reggie Witherspoon each recorded provisional qualifying times in the 400 meters. The Lady Bears had seven sectional winners, while the Baylor women's 4x400-meter relay also took first place. The men's team had five additional section winners in its third consecutive week of competition.
LAST TIME OUT
Lauren Hagans set a school record in the mile and Quentin Iglehart-Summers led Baylor to two event victories on the second day at the Razorback Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Overall, Baylor recorded seven provisional qualifying times and tallied six event victories on the weekend. Hagans ran 4:41.67 in the women's mile championship to set a provisional qualifying time and break the school record by two seconds. Natalie Nalepa set the previous Baylor standard of 4:43.31 at the 1991 Southwest Conference Championships. Nichole Jones also provisionally qualified with a time of 4:45.73 to finish in third place. Jones' time ranks as the third-fastest in school history. For the second-straight meet, Iglehart-Summers was the top collegiate finisher in the men's 400 meters. The junior All-American set a then-nation-leading time of 46.77 to finish third overall. The men's 4x400-meter relay lowered its then-nation-leading time to 3:09.49. The 4x400-meter relay win is the 15th-straight event final win for the Bears against collegiate competition. Lyndsy Bedell was the first collegiate runner, and second overall, in the women's 3,000 championship with a time of 9:49.18. Baylor claimed the first two spots in the women's 3,000 meters with Katie Shaw running a personal best time of 10:06.31 to take first place. Caitlin Fairly also ran a personal best time of 10:09.06 to finish second. Whitney Prevost finished second in the men's 60 meters championship with a provisional qualifying time of 6.68, the third-fastest in Baylor history. Tiffany Townsend finished fourth in the women's 60 meters championship with a time of 7.48. Townsend provisionally qualified in the preliminary rounds clocking a time of 7.43. On Friday, Townsend recorded the fourth fastest 200 meters time in Baylor history at 23.65.