March 7, 2011
Full Championship Field
WACO, Texas - Nine Baylor track and field members were included in the field for the NCAA Indoor Championships released Monday evening by NCAA officials. The NCAA meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas.
Along with two student-athletes in the field events, Baylor will be well-represented in the sprint events on both sides. In the women's sprints, automatic qualifiers Tiffany Townsend in the 60 and 200 meters, and Tiffani McReynolds in the 60-meter hurdles each have broken school records on the way to making the national meet.
Nationally, Townsend, a senior who will look to add on to her 13 career All-America honors, is ranked fifth in the 60 meters at 7.24 and ninth in the 200 meters at 23.16. The freshman McReynolds, who won the Big 12 Indoor title in the 60-meter hurdles this season, is ranked fifth in the NCAA with her time of 8.11.
In the men's sprints, seniors Marcus Boyd, Woodrow Randall and Whitney Prevost each earned their way into the field in exactly opposite fashions. Prevost, ranked 14th in the 200 meters, ran his best time of 20.88 in the first meet of the season, while Boyd and Randall each used last chance qualifier meets to earn a spot. Boyd ran his 13th-ranked 400-meter time of 46.29 last weekend at Arkansas, while Randall did the same in the 60 meters with a career-best time of 6.65 to rank in a tie for 14th.
Boyd and Prevost will also be joined by sophomore Drew Seale and junior Zwede Hewitt on the men's fifth-ranked 4x400-meter relay team. That crew turned in a season-best automatic qualifying time of 3:05.92 in the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium earlier this season.
The field events will include two Baylor members that already own All-America honors as well with triple jumper Jessica Ubanyionwu and shot putter Skylar White. Both Ubanyionwu, a junior, and White, a sophomore, will enter the weekend ranked ninth in their respective events. Ubanyionwu's best triple jump of the season is 43 feet, 2.25 inches, while White has a school-record season-best toss of 55-8.25 to her credit.
Check back to www.BaylorBears.com later this week for a complete preview with links to meet and broadcast information.