March 13, 2014
WACO, Texas - Baylor will travel five student-athletes to Albuquerque, N.M., for the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday and Saturday.
MEN | EVENT | NCAA RANK - MARK
Trayvon Bromell (FR) | 60 Meters | t-20th - 6.65
Felix Obi (SO) | Triple Jump | 1st - 53-11.25 [16.44m]
WOMEN | EVENT | NCAA RANK - MARK
Rachel Johnson (JR) | 3,000 Meters | 13th - 9:08.36
Tiffani McReynolds (SR) | 60 Hurdles | 4th - 8.05
Brianna Richardson (SO) | Triple Jump | 9th - 43-0.5 [13.12m]
60-Hurdle Prelims: 7:45 p.m. CT
60-Meter Prelims: 8:25 p.m. CT
Men's Triple Jump: 7 p.m. CT
Women's Triple Jump: 7 p.m. CT
60-Hurdle Finals: 7:30 p.m. CT
60-Meter Finals: 8:10 p.m. CT
3,000-Meter Finals: 8:55 p.m. CT
Baylor returns two competitors that have earned All-America honors in past NCAA Indoor Championships, including three-time All-American hurdler Tiffani McReynolds and triple jumper Felix Obi.
After winning her fourth straight Big 12 60-hurdle title, McReynolds returns to the championships where she has finished fourth or better the last three seasons. She has the country's fourth-fastest time (8.05) in 2014, after taking second in 2013 in a school-record time of 7.96. McReynolds is looking to become the first BU athlete to earn All-American indoor honors in the same event for four straight years.
With the country's top triple jump in 2014 (53-11.25 [16.44m]), Obi will look to become BU's first NCAA individual indoor champion since Trey Harts won the 200 meters in 2009. Obi won his second straight Big 12 triple jump title earlier this month and took sixth last season at the NCAA indoor meet.
Trayvon Bromell will compete in the 60-meter dash. The freshman learned on Monday that he had made the NCAA field, after medical scratches pushed his 20th-ranked time of 6.65 into the meet.
A school-record performance in the 3,000 meters clinched a spot in the NCAA Championships for Rachel Johnson. The junior's time of 9:08.36 set at the Husky Classic in February is the 13th-fastest this season and bettered a 23-year old school mark.
Battling back from an injury, Brianna Richardson will take part in her first triple jump competition since Jan. 25. In that outing, the sophomore tallied the country's ninth-best mark (43-0.5 [13.12m]).
The BU men have scored points at the NCAA Indoor Championships every year since 1979, 34 straight years. The women have tallied points at the national indoor meet in three straight seasons and in nine of the last 10 years.
"We are taking a great group of athletes to the top meet in the country. We are excited about the opportunity that this group has to go out there and compete for national championships. We would like for all of them to bring back All-American honors." - head coach Todd Harbour
Live results for the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be provided by Flash Results. Access the live results through a link on BaylorBears.com. Complete meet recaps with results can be found at the end of each day of competition at BaylorBears.com.
ESPN3.com will have coverage of the event starting at 6:55 p.m. on Friday and 6:50 p.m. CT on Saturday.
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