Oklahoma Baptist claimed seven Drake Relays event titles, completing the four-day event with the best Drake performances in school history.


Oklahoma Baptist claimed seven Drake Relays event titles, completing the four-day event with the best Drake performances in school history.
Last year’s six event wins was the best heading into this season.
The best meet belonged to Sherene Pinnock, who claimed first place in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, edging Texas Tech’s Sandra Iwunze by .02 seconds, winning in 57.36 seconds. Pinnock has the best mark in the NAIA.
“That time for Sherene in the hurdles was a truly great performance,” said OBU coach Ford Mastin.
Pinnock also joined Marissa Moseley, Aletha Hubbard and Melissa Farias to win the 800 relay in 1:38.99. Moseley, Hubbard, Sarah Patterson and Pinnock also won the 1,600 relay in 3:42.59.
OBU got second in the 400 relay, using Moseley, Hubbard, Farias and Pinnock, but established a new top time in the NAIA in the prelims at 46.71 seconds. The foursome ran a 46.83 in the finals.
Pinnock, Hubbard, Moseley and Patterson were second in the sprint medley relay in 4:03.05. 
OBU’s 3,200 relay team of Optimum Baker, Farias, Shayna Legg and Emily Haynes was sixth at 9:30.13, a mark that qualifies OBU for the national meet.
The men’s 3,200 relay team of Prophet Bailey, Justin Stroup, Justin Duncan and Durrell Williams won the title in 7:38.78.
B.J. Bashorun, Ethan Mignard, Derek Nettles and Dominique Matthews won the 800 relay in 1:26.58.
Lamar Baskin, Bashorun, Duncan and Williams captured the 400 relay in 41.36.
The men’s 1,600 relay team of Nettles, Mignard, Matthews and Harlan won in 3:13.73 in Saturday night’s finals. Matthews subbed in for T.J. Lightsey, who was injured earlier.
The Bison sprint medley group of Nettles, Matthews, Lightsey and Williams was second at 3:23.61. The distance medley crew of Stroup, Mignard, Bailey and Duncan took fourth at 10:13.64.
Duncan was seventh in the 1,500 at 3:56.30, and Ross Harlan was 21st in the 400 hurdles at 53.10.

More Bison qualify

NORMAN — Oklahoma Baptist had a couple of qualifying times and added two B standard entrants for the NAIA Meet with performances at the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Open.
Bradley Jimerson met the B standard in the men’s 400 with the NAIA’s 16th-best time, a 48.66.
Brock Stoltzfus won the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:37.01.
Tracey Drew and Adam Betterton were fourth and fifth in the 400 hurdles at 52.75 and 53.73, respectively.
Former Bison Leonarde Smith, now of Pure Speed Track, was third at 52.34.
OBU’s Natalie Pedersen won the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase in 12:04.02.