Feb. 24, 2004
WACO, Texas -
The Baylor men's track team inched up one more spot into a tie for sixth, while the women moved up one spot as well into a tie for 15th according to the latest Trackwire 25 rankings. After starting the season at 20th, the men have moved up all seven weeks the rankings have been released.
The men's 4x400 relay squad held onto its No. 1 ranking in the Trackwire Dandy Dozen. The relay team is led by junior Darold Williamson, who ranks third in the open 400-meter rankings, while sophomore teammate Jeremy Wariner ranks fourth. Freshman Mark Teter has run on the squad all year, while the fourth spot has been filled by either sophomore Jamen Saziru or freshman Kevin Mutai.
Senior Kyle King continues to hold down the eighth spot in the 5,000 meters.
Senior Jordan Willmann fell one spot to No. 3 in the pentathlon after being ranked second all season long. Junior April Holliness also fell one spot and is ranked No. 6 in the long jump. Junior Lakadron Ivery is ranked No. 6 in the 60 meters, while the women's 4x400 relay squad holds down the No. 11 spot.
The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event. The complete Trackwire 25 can be found at www.trackwire.com.
The Bears return to action this weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Track in Lincoln, Neb.