April 7, 2004
WACO, Texas -
Fresh off its sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, the Baylor men's track team debuts at No. 10, while the women are tied for 19th in the latest Trackwire 25 released today.
The men's indoor national champion 4x400 relay team of sophomore Jamen Saziru (Waco, Texas), freshman Mark Teter (San Antonio, Texas), sophomore Jeremy Wariner (Grand Prairie, Texas) and Darold Williamson (San Antonio, Texas) retains the No. 1 ranking switching to outdoors and has already run the fastest time in the world this year with a 3:01.06 at the Texas Relays last weekend in Austin.
Wariner, the indoor national champion in the 400 meters with a world's-fastest time of 45.39, also holds on to his top spot in the event, while Williamson ranks sixth.
The women begin the outdoor campaign tied for 19th, but only 12 points out of the Top 10.
Junior Lakadron Ivery (Tyler, Texas) is poised to have a huge spring as she ranks sixth in the 100 meters, ninth in the 200 and 12th in the long jump. She also anchors the Bears' third-ranked 4x100 relay and the eighth-ranked 4x400 relay.
Junior April Holliness (Duncanville, Texas) ranks seventh in the long jump, while senior Jordan Willmann (Llano, Texas) ranks 12th in the heptathlon. Holliness and Willmann each earned All-American honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
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 at the Sun Angel Classic hosted by Arizona State Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.