Oklahoma Baptist takes the largest men’s team and second-largest women’s team to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio, starting Thursday.


Oklahoma Baptist takes the largest men’s team and second-largest women’s team to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio, starting Thursday.

The Bison have 23 entrants and the Lady Bison have 19. OBU’s women are second only to Doane’s 23. Adam Godwin in the mile is the lone projected winner on the men’s side. He has an NAIA-best 4:04.72 on record.

Jeff Lewis is ranked second in the pole vault at five meters. The distance medley relay team is also the second seed with a time of 10:05.06. That relay will include combinations of Jory Custar, Justin Frye, Ryan Brooks, Godwin, Dustin Crow and Henry Caster.

The Lady Bison are the top seed in the 4x400 relay with Stacy Warrior, Nikita Tracey, Jura Levy, Verone Chambers, Shondia Drew, Taylor Moore and Aspen Marical available to run. OBU has a 3:43.69 in the event this season.

Chambers also is the top seed in the 400 meters at 54.47 and the third seed in the 200 meters at 24.03.

Levy is the top seed in both the 60 meters at 7.38 seconds and the 200 at 23.98. Tracey is the favorite in the 600 meters at 1:31.67.

Hannah Helker is the top seed in the 800 meters at 2:09.85 and on the second-seeded 4x800 relay team at 9:28.35 along with Tracey, Shondia Drew, Jade Trozell and Halie Herbert. Evan Shimanek is the top seed in the pole vault, having cleared 3.9 meters.

Warrior is seeded third in the 400 meters at 55.22.