Despite competing without an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, senior track and field athlete Henry Vildosola finished the Texas Relays in Austin last weekend with five new personal records, and a score of 7,112 in the decathlon event.
Cross Country and Track & Field
Freshman Trayvon Bromell was awarded the honor of Most Outstanding Performer of the 2014 Texas Relays at the 87th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
The Baylor track and field team will travel to Ames, Iowa, to compete in the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championships starting today.
Compared to last year’s 32 event marks, the Bears have 40 event marks among the top 10 and five league-leading marks.
At Wylie High School, Abilene senior Drew Seale was a self-proclaimed “basketball player who ran track.” The dream of following in the footsteps of a long line of Baylor Bears in his family led him to talk to head coach Todd Harbour about walking onto the track team as an 800-meter runner.
“They didn’t think I would do anything, which is fine,” Seale said. “If I saw a walk-on come on, I’d probably think the same thing.”
In the final meet before the Big 12 Indoor Championship, three Baylor Bears broke school records on Saturday at the University of Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational.
The Bears returned to Waco with three event wins and a new school record this weekend at the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.
After a bye week, the Baylor track and field teams are refueled and ready to compete in the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational.
For the second time this season, the Bears will travel to College Station to run the lanes of the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. The Texas A&M Aggie Invitational began this morning and will conclude Saturday evening.
Sophomore jumper Felix Obi led the Baylor Bears to personal and national records this past weekend at the University of Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial meet at Nutter Field House.
Baylor men and women showcased their talents, especially Obi, who won the triple jump event. Obi broke his own record as well as set a new school record.
Baylor’s cross country will host the Big 12 cross country championship on Saturday. The meet will take place at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco. Men and women’s cross country teams will compete in the race. In their last meet of the regular season, women’s cross country placed 31st as a team while the men came in 49th. Junior Rachel Johnson and senior Brad Miles led their teams, placing 59 and 198 respectively.
“I always read Psalms 18 before I go out and race,” junior cross country runner Rachel Johnson said. “It talks about God giving us strength. It’s a really good thing to read, I think, just to get focused and just see that I should be running for God and not myself.”
Call it superstition, luck or simply faith, Johnson’s ritual of preparing for a meet has worked.