Track relay team wins third straight national title
Continuing with “Athletics Week” here… While the Baylor basketball teams are gearing up for the NCAA Tournament, the Baylor track and field team just finished their run (pun intended) at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships — and the Baylor men’s 4×400-meter relay team brought home the national championship for the third straight time.
The Bears’ success at the 4×400 relay under former head coach Clyde Hart and current coach Todd Harbour has led to Baylor’s nickname in the track world of “Quartermile U.” The Baylor men also won the event at last spring’s indoor and outdoor championships; the Bears are just the fourth team in NCAA history to win three straight. Baylor already holds the NCAA record, having won five straight relay titles between 1990 and 1992.
The winning quartet was made up of freshman Marcus Boyd, sophomores Trey Harts and LeJerald Betters, and senior Justin Boy. Their winning time of 3:05.66 was the fastest in the world this year; in fact, Baylor owns three of the six fastest times in the world so far this year.
Sic ’em, Baylor track and field!