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Track - Tue, Mar. 1, 2011
Oklahoma Baptist will send 19 men and 17 women to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio, for the meet Thursday through Saturday.

With a strong contingent, the Bison and Lady Bison have hopes to compete among the top five in the nation.


The men are ranked No. 1 in the distance medley relay, second in the 4x400 relay and seventh in the 4x800. The DMR is made up of Jory Custar, Ryan Brooks, Ross Harlan and Adam Godwin, who turned in a 9:59.68 this season.

The 4x400 relay of Ethan Mignard, Justin Frye, Seagram Kern and Roman Gray is expected to score and the 4x800 squad of Cody Camacho, Rah'man Byrd, Malcom Baker and Travis Bish is capable of giving the Bison points as well.

Individually, Godwin is seeded second in the mile at 4:10.45 and Derik Douglas fourth in the 60 meter hurdles and ninth in the heptathlon. Bish is seeded fifth in the 600 meters and Camacho is the fifth seed in the 800 with Byrd seeded 11th. Custar is seeded sixth in the 1000.

OBU also has Mignard and Gray in the 400 meters, Jared Huckabee in the heptathlon, Airick Johnson in the 60 meter hurdles and Cordell Baker in the 5000 meters.

OBU is expected do well in the pole vault where Jeff Lewis is seeded third, Juan Gonzales seventh and David Gilliland 11th.

The Lady Bison have potential to score big points in several events. Verone Chambers is seeded first in the 60 meter hurdles and the 400 meters and second in the 200 meters. Gayon Evans is the top seed in the 60 meters and 200 meters. Nikita Tracey is the top seed in the 600 meters and also competes in the 60 hurdles.

Yesenia Avila is the second seed in the 600, Stacy Warrior is seeded third in the 400 and Shondia Drew is the fifth seed and Sarah Patterson the eighth seed in the 600. OBU also has Uniqua Cooper in the 200 meters,

In the field events, OBU is led by Evan Shimanek, who is seeded sixth in the pole vault. Also in the pole vault is Haley McDaniel, while Nicole Cummings will try to score in the triple jump.

OBU's 4x400 relay is the top seed and includes Warrior, Tracey, Drew and Evans.

The 4x800 team of Whitney Day, Andrea Mellontree, Avila and Patterson is seeded seventh. OBU's DMR team of Taylor Painter, Kirsten Betterton, Ashley Ashton, Cooper and Kayla Lee is seeded 10th.

OBU Schedule
Thursday
1:30 p.m. Men's Heptathlon (Derik Douglas, Jared Huckabee)
4:45 p.m. - 5000 M Semi (Cordell Baker)
5:30 p.m. - Women's 4x800 Relay Semi
6 p.m. - Men's 4x800 Relay Semi
6:30 p.m. - Women's 4x400 Relay Prelim
7 p.m. - Men's 4x400 Relay Prelim
7:30 p.m. - Women's DMR Semi
8 p.m. - Men's DMR Semi

Friday
10 a.m. - Men's Heptathlon FINAL (Douglas, Huckabee)
1 p.m. - Women's 60M Hurdle Prelim (Verone Chambers, Nikita Tracey)
1:20 p.m. - Men's 60M Hurdle Prelim (Douglas, Airick Johnson)
1:35 p.m. - Women's 60M Prelim (Gayon Evans)
2:20 p.m. - Men's Mile (Adam Godwin)
2:35 p.m. - Women's 60M Hurdles Semi (Verone Chambers, Nikita Tracey)
2:40 p.m. - Men's 60M Hurdle Semi (Douglas, Airick Johnson)
2:55 p.m. - Women's 400M Semi (Chambers, Stacy Warrior)
3 p.m. - Women's Pole Vault FINAL (Haley McDaniel, Evan Shimanek)
3:10 p.m. - Men's 400M Semi (Roman Gray, Ethan Mignard)
3:25 p.m. - Women's 600M Semi (Yesenia Avila, Shondia Drew, Sarah Patterson, Tracey)
3:40 p.m. - Men's 600M Semi (Travis Bish)
3:55 p.m. - Women's 60M Semi (Gayon Evans)
4:30 p.m. - Men's 800M Semi (Rah'man Byrd, Cody Camacho)
5 p.m. - Men's 1000M Semi (Jory Custar)
6:05 p.m. - Women's 200M Semi (Chambers, Uniqua Cooper, Evans)
6:45 p.m. - Women's 4x800 Relay FINAL
7 p.m. - Men's 4x800 Relay FINAL

Saturday (All Finals)
10 a.m. - Women's Triple Jump (Nicole Cummings)
12:35 p.m. - Men's Mile
12:45 p.m. - Women's 60M Hurdles
12:50 p.m. - Men's 60M Hurdles
12:55 p.m. - Women's 400M
1 p.m. - Men's 400M
1:05 p.m. - Women's 600M
1:10 p.m. - Men's 600M
1:15 p.m. - Men's Pole Vault (David Gilliland, Juan Gonzales, Jeff Lewis)
1:20 p.m. - Women's 60M
1:35 p.m. - Men's 800M
1:55 p.m. - Men's 1000M
2:35 p.m. - Women's 200M
3:10 p.m. - Men's 5000M
3:30 p.m. - Women's DMR
3:50 p.m. - Men's DMR
4:05 p.m. - Women's 4x400
4:15 p.m. - Men's 4x400