EUGENE, Ore. – Three Baylor senior track and field athletes closed out their careers on Saturday.
Baylor hepathlete Jenna Pfeiffer finished 13th with a total of 5,303 points. She was in 20th place going into the penultimate event, the javelin, which ranks as one of her strongest. And she delivered, throwing 149-1 to finish third among all of the heptathletes.
She then took fifth in the 800-meter run, clocking 2:17.18, which allowed her to move up to 13th overall.
Georgia senior Kendell Williams won the title with 6,265 points, finishing first in two events and second in three others.
In the women’s triple jump, Baylor senior Brianna Richardson finished 11th and her teammate Rachel Toliver ended up 17th. Richardson busted off her best jump on her final try, flying 43-1¾. For a time that was ninth, but she was later passed and bumped to 11th.
Toliver’s top attempt was 42-10¼.
“My last chance to do it, and I came out here and I competed to the best of my abilities,” Richardson said. “I came up a little short, but I’m blessed to be here. So, I can’t really complain too much.”
The Baylor women finished with six points, thanks to Annie Rhodes’ bronze in the pole vault, while the BU men tallied one point on Wil London’s eighth-place showing in the 400. The meet marks the end of Baylor’s track and field season and the school’s 2017 athletic campaign.