June 10, 2017
Baylor Bear Foundation
EUGENE, Ore. – Todd Harbour and his employees will return to the drafting board after a second straight disappointing efficiency on the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
On Saturday’s ultimate day at Hayward Field, the Bears failed so as to add any extra factors, with triple jumpers Brianna Richardson and Rachel Toliver not qualifying for the finals and Jenna Pfeiffer shifting up seven locations to complete 13th within the seven-event heptathlon.
After going scoreless on the 2016 meet, Baylor’s women tied for 38th with six factors from Annie Rhodes’ third-place end within the pole vault and the lads tied for 74th with the one level Wil London picked up from ending eighth within the 400 meters.
”We had a great season. You don’t win a Big 12 championship without having some great athletes,” Harbour stated. “You’ve just got to be on up here. I can’t put my finger on what’s caused it the last two years. In ’14, we had a great meet up here, we hit on all cylinders on both sides. We just didn’t hit this week. I’ll go back to the drawing board, and we’ll look at it as a staff and try to figure out what we have to do better.”
Richardson and Toliver moved into qualifying positions at totally different factors within the triple bounce competitors, with Toliver going 42 ft, 10 ¼ inches on her second try and Richardson popping a greatest leap of 43-1 ¾ on her third and ultimate bounce. But, it wasn’t sufficient to carry on, with Oregon’s Chaquinn Cook claiming the ninth spot for the finals at 43-6.
The Baylor jumpers completed 11th and 17th, respectively, with Richardson lacking the highest 9 by simply four ¼ inches.
”My last chance to do it, and I came out here and competed to the best of my abilities,” stated Richardson, who was sixth in 2014 and 10th in 2015 earlier than sitting out final yr with a stress fracture. “I came up a little short, but I’m blessed to be here. So, I can’t really complain too much.”
It seemed like Richardson had near a 44-foot bounce on her second try, however fouled, “just a couple inches over” the road.
”That one felt like a big jump,” stated Richardson, who got here into the meet ranked seventh with a career-best mark of 44-7. “On the last jump, I tried to go for it. I guess I didn’t hold it long enough, so that was disappointing.”
Toliver stated she got here into Saturday’s competitors “hoping for 44 feet or better.” And she may need come near it, however fouled on her third try.
”It’s such a blessing to be here right now and to be amongst all those outstanding women out there,” she stated. “Just to be a part of that was definitely exciting. I wish we had had better weather. Of course, I’m sure all of us did. But still, I can’t be too upset or mad.”
Seeded 19th going into the meet and in 20th after the primary 4 occasions, Pfeiffer had robust showings within the final two occasions to maneuver as much as 13th with 5,303 factors. She went 17-10 ¼ within the lengthy leap, positioned third within the javelin with a better of 149-1 and fifth within the 800 meters with a 2.17.eight clocking.
”Jenna was probably the story of the day today, I thought, just how far she came and how far she’s come in her Baylor career,” Harbour stated of the previous walk-on from Bremen, Ind. “She was seeded 19th, so she moved up six places from where she was seeded coming in. That’s outstanding. And that kind of typifies her career at Baylor just how far she’s come. She’s been a great leader for us over the years. We brought eight seniors up here, and we’re going to miss all of them.”
”I think eight out of the 23 we brought up here were seniors, so that’s a pretty good group coming back next year,” Harbour stated. “We’ve got a great (recruiting) class coming in on both sides, and then we left some at home this year with a couple key injuries that probably would have been competing at a pretty high level this weekend.”
A choose variety of athletes, together with Rhodes and London, can be competing on the USATF Outdoor Championships June 22-25 in Sacramento, Calif., hoping to earn spots for the 2017 World Championships.
EUGENE, Ore. – The Baylor women’s monitor and area workforce wrapped up motion within the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships Saturday at Hayward Field.
For the meet the women’s squad scored six staff factors on the power of Annie Rhodes’ third-place end within the pole vault on Thursday. Those six factors helped BU tie for 38th within the workforce standings. The Baylor women have now scored on the meet in 24 of the final 29 years.
Richardson and Toliver each recorded jumps of 41-7.75 [12.69m] to open the competitors, which positioned them 11th after one spherical of jumps.
Richardson then fouled on her subsequent try and headed into her last leap in 19th place. The senior from Heath, Texas, saved her greatest for final as she carded a leap of 43-1.75 [13.15m] to maneuver to the ninth and remaining qualifying spot for the finals. However moments later, Richardson was bumped to 10th and ended up 11th.
Toliver adopted up her opening try by tallying her greatest mark at 42-10.25 [13.06m], which moved her to eighth at that time within the competitors. Sitting in 12th going into the final spherical, Toliver fouled on her remaining try and miss out on the ultimate.
Senior Jenna Pfeiffer closed out the heptathlon Saturday by competing within the lengthy leap, javelin and 800 meters. The senior Bear racked up a complete of 5,303 factors over two days of competitors to complete 13th general. After being 20th after the opening day, Pfeiffer jumped up the standings with robust performances in her ultimate two occasions.
In the lengthy bounce, Pfeiffer recorded her prime try on her first leap by going 17-10.25 [5.44m]. That mark was the 17th-best within the area, garnered her 683 factors and moved her as much as 19th general with three,669 factors.
Next, Pfeiffer had her greatest occasion of the competitors by throwing the eight-best javelin mark in class historical past – 149-1 [45.45m]. That was the third-best try of any athlete on the day and netted the senior 772 factors. Heading into the ultimate occasion, Pfeiffer had moved as much as 16th with a complete of four,441 factors.
In the ultimate occasion, Pfeiffer ran 2:17.18 within the 200 meters to safe 862 factors and produce the fifth-best time of the day, which gave her the ultimate level tally.
TOP QUOTE #1
“Overall, it was not the weekend we had hoped for. Obviously, we had some disappointments. Just a little bit off, not much, but just a little off. Up here, that’s all it takes. There’s national champions and collegiate record-holders that don’t make the finals up here, so it’s a rough meet. You’ve got to be on. And we weren’t far off on a few, but we had hoped to do a little better. I am proud of Annie (Rhodes), proud of Wil (London) for getting in there and battling. And all of our seniors, they’ve had amazing careers at Baylor, and my hat’s off to all of them. I can’t say how much we appreciate them and all that they’ve done. We came up here with a good group, we hoped to do a little better team-wise, but it just didn’t happen. So, we will go back, reload, we’ll bring a bunch of young ones hopefully back up here next year and be ready to go.” – head coach Todd Harbour on the meet
Saturday’s motion closed out Baylor’s collegiate season. Select athletes will compete on the USATF Outdoor Championships, June 22-25, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Heptathlon #5 – Long Jump
17. Jenna Pfeiffer (SR) – 17-10.25 [5.44m]
Heptathlon #6 – Javelin Throw
three. Jenna Pfeiffer (SR) – 149-1 [45.45m] (tied for Eighth-best in class historical past)
Heptathlon #7 – 800 Meters
5. Jenna Pfeiffer (SR) – 2:17.18
Heptathlon Final Standings
13. Jenna Pfeiffer (SR) – 5,303 pts.