April 12, 2013
WACO, Texas - In its final away meet of the 2013 outdoor season, the Baylor track and field team will travel to the Texas Invitational on Saturday in Austin, Texas, at Mike A. Myers Track Stadium.
The BU contingent heading to Austin will feature 42 athletes from the 19th-ranked women's team, while the No. 24 men will take 25 student-athletes.
The one-day, non-scored will feature seven teams, including nationally-ranked Texas (No. 5 men; No. 6 women) and Texas Tech (No. 14 men; No. 14 women), as well as Cal State Northridge, Houston, TCU, UTSA and Texas State.
The meet will get underway with field events starting at 1 p.m. CST and running events beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Currently, Baylor has 13 performances that rank inside the top-20 in the NCAA for 2013.
BU's 4x400-meter relay team has the country's third-best time in the event. Blake Heriot, Joe Barb, Drew Seale and Richard Gary took third at the Texas Relays two weeks ago in 3:03.90 to record the mark.
Individually, Fields (22.98) is fifth in the 200-meters, while Justise Dayries (23.45) is 18th at the distance.
At the quarter-mile distance, Blake Heriot has the 17th-fastest mark at 46.53.
In the 400-meter hurdles, Christina Holland is 10th in the country at 57.63.
In the field events, reigning Big 12 Athlete of the Week Felix Obi has broken the school record in the triple jump in two of the first three meets he has competed in during the outdoor season. His current mark of 52-9.25 is fourth-best in the NCAA this year.
Obi's counterpart in the triple jump, Brianna Richardson, has the nation's 17th-best jump with a leap of 41-8.5.
Skylar White has two-top 20 marks as she is 12th in the discus at 177-0 and has the 12th-best shot put throw at 54-7.25.
Erin Atkinson set another school record last week at the Florida Relays and now has the seventh-best hammer throw heave of 211-5.
Walker, who was injured last week at the Florida Relays, also has the 19th-best time (20.86) in the 200-meters, but he will not be competing this week.
Baylor will continue its outdoor season next week as the Bears host the Michael Johnson Classic at the Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex on Sat., April 20.
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