Feb. 26, 2014
Multi Events: 10 a.m.
Running Events: 3 p.m.
Field Events: 3 p.m.
Multi Events: 11 a.m.
Running Events: 11 a.m.
Field Events: 12 p.m.
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WACO, Texas - Baylor returns a total of 18 All-Big 12 performers, including six athletes who have won Big 12 Indoor titles to the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championships hosted by Iowa State University at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday.
Heading into the Big 12 Indoor Championships, the Bears have 40 event marks among the top 10 in the conference, which is eight more than entering last season's indoor conference meet. The list includes five league-leading marks.
Baylor's women own three league-best marks. Senior Tiffani McReynolds has the best 60-hurdle time in the Big 12 at 8.05, while Rachel Johnson (9:08.36) is tops in the 3,000 meters and Brianna Richardsonhas the best triple jump (43-0.5 [13.12m]).
McReynolds will be looking to become only the second Big 12 female athlete to win the same event in four-straight indoor championships. She would become the first BU athlete, male or female, to accomplish the feat.
On the men's side, Felix Obi not only leads the conference, but is the No. 1 triple jumper in the nation with a school-record mark of 53-11.25 [16.44m]. Meanwhile, Trayvon Bromellis tops in the league in the 200 meters with a time of 21.02.
Nationally as a team, the Bears are ranked No. 36, while the women are No. 28. Currently the men would have one participant in the NCAA Championship field (Obi), while the Lady Bears would qualify three (McReynolds, Johnson, Richardson).
This season, Baylor has won nine individual events and had seven school-record performances by five different athletes (Obi - triple jump, Hunter Brook - heptathlon, Rachel Johnson - 3k, Mariah Kelly - mile and Annie Rhodes- pole vault. BU had only one athlete set a school-best mark at this point last season.
At last year's Big 12 Indoor Championship in Ames, Iowa, Baylor collected two titles on the women's side on the way a fourth-place finish, while the men won four crowns to take fourth as well.
"We want to compete at a really high level individually and as a team. This is a championship and I think that always brings out a higher level. We have been really competitive in the Big 12 and I think we have a really, really good chance again this year. On the ladies side we are balanced. Even though we are without a couple heavy hitters, we still have a good team. The men are not far out of it. The league is a little down, so our men are just as close to the top as our ladies." - head coach Todd Harbour
Live results for the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships can be found at www.Big12Sports.com. Complete meet recaps can be found at the conclusion of each day of competition at www.BaylorBears.com.