BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The Baker University outdoor track & field team competed at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama over the weekend and Brenda McCollum highlighted the event for Baker with her fourth-place finish in the women's 5,000m Race Walk, earning All-America.
McCollum finished in a time of 26:46.12 and took fourth out of 12 runners and teammate Caitlin Apollo also competed in the event but was disqualified.
Matt Bush also competed in the men's pole vault and took home ninth with a mark of 4.70m. Avery Parker also shined for Baker with his 10th place finish in the men's triple jump, as he had a best mark of 14.43m.
Three Wildcats also competed in the marathon on Saturday morning, as Bailey Horlander finished the race in 36th place in a time of 4:03.58.80, while Greg Flores impressed as the top freshman finisher in the race in a time of 3:00.35.80 taking home 23rd place, while Joe Linder also competed in the race but did not finish.
Kendal Holloman also competed for Baker in the women's pole vault and finished in 20th place with a mark of 3.40m.
Gloria Mares competed in two events, as she took home 11th place in the women's 200m race in a time of 24.72. She also took home 19th place in a time of 12.08.
Birdsong Warren competed in his final meet as a Wildcat and took home 18th place in a time of 49.02 in the men's 400m dash.