No. 12 Baylor strong at UCF Invite
Bears’ Walker runs national-best 20.53 in 200 meters
ORLANDO, Fla. -- No. 12 Baylor garnered multiple victories at the UCF Invitational on Saturday.
The Bears’ sprinters earned wins in the 4x100-meter relay, 200 meters and 400 meters, as well as two top-four finishes in the 100 meters. The 200 meters was the most impressive with four competitors running 20.83 or better, including the nation’s fastest time of 20.53 from winner Everett Walker.
Blake Heriot was second at 20.55, Whitney Prevost was fourth at 20.75 and Zwede Hewitt was sixth at 20.83.
In the sprint relay, Woodrow Randall joined Prevost, Walker and Hewitt to improve their season-best mark to 39.43, second in the NCAA. In the 4x400-meter relay, Justin Allen, Heriot, Drew Seale and Hewitt battled teammates Dennis Scruggs, Prevost, James Gilreath and Joe Barb to the finish, sweeping the top-two places. The former took the baton around the track in a time of 3:06.98, while the latter finished in 3:07.31.
In the 400 meters, Allen made a big push down the final homestretch to win by just .04 seconds with a time of 47.15. Scruggs was just two spots back with his third-place time of 48.26.
The men’s 100 meters showed Baylor’s sprint depth even further as Randall ran a 10.32 to place third and edge out Walker, who was fourth at 10.34.
In the distance races, Baylor’s Brad Miles led a 1-2 5000-meter finish with a career-best time of 15:05.42. Matt Galvin was the runner-up with his best time of 15:31.19.