Baylor’s track and field team has signed 10 athletes for its 2017 fall class.

That includes three Central Texas performers – Connally quarter-miler Tontyana Sanders, Belton distance runner Brooke Gilmore and China Spring pole vaulter Riley Richards.

In addition to Sanders and Gilmore, the women’s class includes five more athletes: Cy-Woods hurdler Kennedy Bailey, Brownwood long/triple jumper Alex Madlock, Jersey Village middle distance runner Morgan Stewart, Faith Christian (Colo.) Academy hurdler Sarah Yocum and Round Rock Stony Point sprinter Sydney Washington.

On the men’s side, Richards was joined by Richmond George Ranch hurdler Jayson Baldridge and Fort Worth Boswell jumper Jalen Seals. All three won state titles at the UIL state track meet in May.

Top-ranked UMHB pops Redlands

BELTON – The No. 1-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor football team didn’t let a halftime deficit faze them, storming past Redlands (Calif.), 50-28, on Saturday in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

QB Blake Jackson passed for three touchdowns and ran for another for the Crusaders (11-0), who outscored Redlands, 36-7, in the second half. Jackson finished with 239 passing yards and 153 on the ground.

UMHB advances to the second round of the playoffs for the 13th straight year, and will face Linfield College at a site to be determined on Sunday.

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