Monday, June 30, 2008

Baylor University Shines in 400 Meters in Eugene!

-From Eugene, Oregon

What about the Baylor University 400-meter crew? Two of the four semifinal heats were won by current or former quartermilers from “The U”.

Legendary Baylor coaches Clyde Hart and Michael Ford have as much, if not more, impact than anyone in the world on influencing a single event in the entire sport.

All five runners earned automatic bids to Monday’s semifinal round. The number one 400-meter runner in the world, Jeremy Wariner ,won his heat (46.04), and Baylor senior Quentin Inglehart-Summers (45.87) also won his heat. Former 1,600-meter relay Olympic gold medalist Darold Williamson (46.00) placed third in his heat, Sophmore LeGerald Betters (45.46) from Waco, Texas finished second in his heat and former Bear Reggie Witherspoon (45.94) also finished second in his heat.

Former University of Texas alum Sanya Richards won her heat in the women’s 400-meter semifinal. She trains under Coach Clyde Hart at the Baylor University track in Waco, Texas.

Is it possible to see four Baylor runners in the Team USA 1,600-meter relay pool in Beijing?


  1. This would be amazingly historical for the Bears! I mean it's already amazing to have all those guys from Baylor there running anyway, yeah I'm hating a little... However, you gotta give props where they are do, and I would actually like to see it happen

  2. Hey utactionfigure: Yeah, I get why people hate on the green and gold from "The U." It ain't easy, but I wish the runners well.

    Jay Hicks