Bison win four events at UCO Invitational

NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma Baptist indoor track and field wrapped up the UCO Invitational Saturday, meeting one NCAA Division II provisional qualifying standard and placing first in four total events.

The meet was hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma, but all events took place at the Mosier Indoor Facility on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

Saleem Fadel once again met the provisional standard in the weight throw, winning the event with a distance of 59' 9.5" (18.22 meters).

Junior Spencer Lashley placed first in the pole vault, clearing 14' 5.25" (4.40m).

OBU men finished in four of the top five spots in the 800-meter run, led by a first place time from Nathan Crowson in 1:58.69. Dillon Phillips (1:59.52) was third, followed by Garrett Elmore (1:59.74) in fourth place and Jacob Janzen (2:00.69) in fifth.

The Bison closed out the meet with a win in the 4x400-meter relay. A team of Sayvon Milton, Phillips, Carlos James and Shirante Knauls placed first with a finals time of 3:22.10.

Next on the schedule is the Pittsburg State Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas, on Jan. 27.

Lady Bison win three events at UCO

NORMAN, Okla. – Women's indoor track and field took first place in three events for Oklahoma Baptist Saturday at the UCO Invitational.

The meet was hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma, but all events took place at the Mosier Indoor Facility on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

Lady Bison runners swept the podium in the 600-yard run, taking the top three spots in the event. Kya Barnes was first at 1:26.80, narrowly edging out JoziRose Mayfield in second place in 1:26.96. Breanna Hurlbut was third with a time of 1:27.49. The race is a non-championship event.

Tesa Potter won the one-mile run by over three seconds, finishing in 5:18.45.

OBU had the top two relay teams in the 4x400-meter relay. McKae Mitchell, Hurlbut, Ruth King and Barnes won the event in 3:59.98. A team of Mayfield, Brooklynn James, Leah Molter and Potter finished second in 4:02.17.

Next on the schedule is the Pittsburg State Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas, on Jan. 27.