Track - Sat, Apr. 30, 2011
Oklahoma Baptist won two events at the Drake Relays and had new or improved qualifying times for the NAIA National Meet in five events Saturday.
Stacy Warrior, Nikita Tracey, Gayon Evans and Verone Chambers turned won the 4x400 relay in 3:39.82 seconds, a national qualifying mark, but not the team's best this season.
The women's sprint medley team of Warrior, Evans, Chambers and Yesenia Avila won in 3:54.07. The NAIA does not run the sprint medley at the national meet.
The 4x100 team of Warrior, Chambers, Nicole Cummings and Shondia Drew was fourth at 46.81 seconds, moving them to the No. 4 slot in the NAIA. The women's 4x800 of Tracey, Sarah Patterson, Drew and Andrea Mellontree was third with the NAIA's third-best time this season at 9:29.18.
OBU was second in the women's 4x200 at 1:26.39 with Warrior, Evans, Tracey and Chambers in the non-NAIA national event.
Individually, Chambers posted the second-best time in the NAIA with a 58.82 in the 400 hurdles. The only better time came earlier this season by Tracey at 58.58. Tracey ran a 59.52 Saturday to take eighth in the NCAA Division I-laden event.
For the men, Derik Douglas, Justin Frye, Ethan Mignard and Roman Gray took fifth in the 4x400 in 3:11.99, which is a qualifying mark, but not OBU's best of the season.
Seagram Kern, Mignard, Gray and Cody Comacho were third in the sprint medley at 3:24.70, while Gray, Frye, Mignard and Kern took third in the 4x200 at 1:26.39.
The 4x800 team of Comacho Rah'man Byrd, Jory Custar and Adam Godwin were sixth at 7:46.72 - a provisional standard, but the sixth-best time in the NAIA this season.
Cordell Baker qualified in the 10,000 meters at 30:57.84 and Jared Huckabee has made the cut so far in the decathlon with the 11th-best point total - a 6024.
Douglas beat the national qualifying standard in the 110 hurdles with a 14.74, but he a better time this year.