Track - Sat, Jan. 15, 2011

Oklahoma Baptist shook off a little rust and qualified for nine events and met the "B" standard in three other events in the Kansas State Invitational Saturday.

Four of the marks were the best in the nation to this point.

The Lady Bison had seven automatic qualifiers while the Bison added two.

Nikita Tracey Stacy Warrior and Shondia Drew had the biggest days, qualifying in multiple events.

Warrior won the women's 400 meters in a national qualifying time of 57.04 seconds and won the 4x400 relay with Tracey, Sarah Patterson and Drew in a qualifying time of 3:52.68. Warrior's time in the 400 is the best so far and the relay turned in the second-best time nationally this season.

Tracey also qualified in the 60 meter hurdles in 8.98, which is best in the NAIA so far, and the 600 at 1:25.45. Drew also qualified in the 600 at 1:28.09.

Yesenia Avila qualified in the 800 meters in 2:14.76, earning her the top time in the NAIA thus far.

In the field events, Nicole Cummings earned a spot at nationals with a triple jump of 37-0.5, while Evan Shimanek cleared 11-3.75 in the pole vault for a B standard qualification.

The men's 4x400 relay team of Travis Bish, Seagram Kern, Ethan Mignard and Roman Gray was fastest in the meet and the NAIA with a time of 3:20.39.

Juan Gonzales won the pole vault, clearing 15-7, which ranks second nationally.

Jory Custar met the B standard in the 800 meters in 1:56.96 and Adam Godwin had a B standard time of 4:22.35 in the mile run.

OBU is scheduled to return to action Jan. 21 at the Iowa State Open.