Four straight national titles for Baylor track relay team
The vaunted Baylor 4×400-meter relay team brought home its fourth straight national championship over the weekend. Only one school has ever won more than four straight titles in the event: Baylor, which won five in a row from 1990-92.
Some other numbers on the run… The team clocked a season-best time of 3:00.22, the fastest in the world this year. The time also ranks as the second-fastest in Baylor history and the fifth-fastest in NCAA history.
The national championship was Baylor’s 10th outdoor 4×400-meter relay title in school history to go alongside the program’s eight indoor wins. In the outdoor relay, Baylor has been in the final heat the past 29 years, finishing in the top-three 23 times (40 times overall, if you include both indoor and outdoor seasons).
The feat of winning both indoor and outdoor mile relay championships in the same season has only happened 11 times in the 44-year history of running both indoor and outdoor national meets, and Baylor has been responsible for five of those occurrences (1990, 1991, 2004, 2007, 2008).
Sic ’em, Baylor track and field!