ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Baylor’s track and field teams gathered five gold medals at the Power Five Invitational, as the two-day meet wrapped up on Saturday.
“It was a great meet across the board,” Baylor head coach Todd Harbour said. “It’s nice to see different teams. This is an unbelievable facility and one of the nicest in the country. We’re very thankful that Michigan let us come up.”
BU freshman Riley Richards, a former state champion at China Spring, won the men’s pole vault title. Richards and teammate Ryan Womack both cleared 16-91/2, and Richards took the win in a jump-off.
Wil London cruised to the win in the 400, busting off a facility-record time of 46.68. London ran in the second spot until pushing ahead in the final 75 meters of the race.
The men’s 4x400 relay team anchored by London came away with a silver, finishing one-thousandth of a second behind host Michigan.
On the women’s side, BU junior Taylor Bennett nabbed a pair of golds – clocking 7.42 seconds in the 60-meter dash and a facility-record 23.38 in the 200. Senior Kiana Horton picked up her first event win of the year in the 400, clocking 53.37, the fifth-fastest indoor time in program history.
Next weekend, Baylor’s teams will divide up and compete at two different meets – the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas and the Iowa State Classic in Ames.