Baylor track and field takes five events on day one in Iowa

Baylor track and field takes five events on day one in Iowa
Posted at 9:28 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 22:28:39-05

Five Bears came away with event wins as Baylor track and field completed day one Friday at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

“It was overall a good first day,” head coach Todd Harbour said. “The pole vaulters had a nice day, and the 200/600 were also solid.” 

KC Lightfoot and Tuesdi Tidwell made it a first-place double for Baylor in the pole vault.

Lightfoot, a freshman from Lee’s Summit, Mo., picked up his first collegiate win with a meet-record pole vault of 17-10.5 (5.45m). Riley Richards also surpassed the former meet record with a mark of 17-6.5 (5.35) to take second.

Tidwell, a sophomore from Early, Texas, also won her first collegiate title with a jump of 13-5.25 (4.10m), her indoor PR.

It was a clean sweep for the Bears in the women’s 200 meters premier, as Kiana Horton (23.68), Raven Grant (24.36) and Sydney Washington (24.49) took the top three spots.

In the women’s 600 meters premier, Aaliyah Miller finished as the top collegiate finisher (third place overall) with a time of 1:30.88. Morgan Stewart was right behind in sixth at 1:31.49.

Caleb Dickson took the victory in the men’s 600 meters, posting a meet-record time of 1:19.36.

Alyssa Miller continued her ascension up the school record book, moving to the No. 4 all-time indoor high jump performer spot with a mark of 5-8.75 (1.75m) to finish fourth.

Freshman Dillon Baker improved upon his debut performance a week ago to place third in the long jump with a mark of 23-10.25 (7.27m).  

In the men’s 200 meters, freshman Matthew Moorer broke the meet record (21.48) to take home the victory.

Alison Andrews-Paul made her first appearance of the indoor season and took second in the women’s 1,000 meters (2:55.05), while freshman Jake Merrell placed third in the men’s 1,000 meters with a time of 2:27.83.

Through one day, the Baylor women's team leads with 57 points, while the men are in third with 29 points.

The Bears will conclude action in Iowa Saturday. For live results, stay tuned to [].