Junior Diamond Richardson
April 1, 2011
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WACO, Texas – With the outdoor track and field season in full swing, Baylor will head north to the Bobby Lane Invitational, hosted by UT-Arlington on Saturday at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Head coach Todd Harbour’s squad will look to add to its already impressive list of early-season accomplishments. Through two meets, the Bears have won a total of 13 events, shattered two school records and have 19 performances ranked in the top 15 in the NCAA.
Last week, Baylor’s men and women each posted high marks at the Arizona State Invitational led by BU record-breakers Skylar White and Tiffani McReynolds. White, who already owned the top-six throws all-time in the outdoor shot put, broke her own record by more than five feet with a meet-winning toss of 56 feet, 3.75 inches. Her mark ranks second in the NCAA so far this season.
McReynolds, a freshman who broke the indoor 60-meter-hurdle record, claimed the outdoor 100-meter-hurdle record in her first career outdoor meet. Winning the ASU Invite with a time of 13.17, McReynolds shattered a 15-year-old BU record of 13.47 and currently ranks second in the nation.
Baylor added three more individual and two more relay victories at ASU with Marcus Boyd and Tiffany Townsend playing a role in two each. Boyd won the men’s 400 meters in 46.51 and started the men’s winning 4x100-meter relay team, while Townsend won the 100 meters in 11.44 and ran second on the women’s winning 4x400-meter relay team.
The Baylor men, who were named the 2010 relay team of the year by Track and Field News, turned in a time of 39.79 in the 4x100m to rank third in the nation with the team of Boyd, Whitney Prevost, Woodrow Randall and Marcus Thompson. The BU 4x400m team of Boyd, Prevost, James Gilreath and Zwede Hewitt also ranks fourth nationally at 3:05.94.
In the women’s relays, the group of Townsend, Brittany Bruce and Diamond Richardson each contribute to both the top-six ranked 4x100 and 4x400 relays. They are joined by Brittany OgunMokun to rank fourth in the 4x400m (3:36.82), and by McReynolds to rank sixth in the 4x100m (44.21).
Action at the 35th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational will start on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the field with the women’s pole vault. The races on the track will begin at 1 p.m. with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.