TCU’s Baker blazes to NCAA 60-meter title

Ronnie Baker of TCU won the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in a school-record time of 6.52 seconds Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark.

Baker broke the TCU record of 6.53 set by Kim Collins, also in Fayetteville, on March 10, 2000, according to coverage on the TCU website.

Baker qualified third in the event on Friday with a time of 6.57 seconds.

The Frogs’ Sam Watts was eighth in the 200-meter dash with a 21.01. Trayvon Bromell of Baylor won the event in 20.19.

TCU was fifth in the men’s 4x400 relay and finished tied for seventh in the team standings. Oregon won the men’s title and Arkansas the women’s.

Alabama sophomore Lakan Taylor (Saginaw Boswell) was sixth (14 feet, 1 inch) in women’s pole vault and Arkansas freshman Desiree Freier (Justin Northwest) was 11th (13-9).

Texas A&M’s Brea Garrett, from Arlington Martin, was fourth Friday in the women’s weight throw.

TCU roundup

▪ Women’s golf: TCU shot a 301 and moved into a tie for fifth place at the Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz. Kortnie Maxoutopoulis and Chaney Uhles shot 73s, helping the Frogs improve by nine shots.

TCU is one shot behind SMU for fourth place. Maxoutopoulis is 10th individually.

She’s eight shots behind behind co-leaders Monica Vaughn of Arizona State and Hannah Wood of Oklahoma.

▪ Rifle: TCU won a tiebreaker with Nebraska to finish third with 4,667 points at the NCAA Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. West Virginia won with 4,702 points.

Sally Li qualified for the finals with 595 points. She finished fourth with a 163.1.

UTA roundup

▪ Men’s tennis: UTA climaxed a winning weekend in Las Cruces, N.M., by beating New Mexico State 4-1 in a dual match. The Mavericks (7-4) beat Penn 4-2 on Friday.

▪ Men’s golf: Jake Argento shot a 4-under 68, helping UTA to a 2-under 286 and a fourth-place finish with an 860 at the Border Olympics in Laredo. Argento, who moved up 25 spots, tied for sixth place.

Baylor won the team championship with a 15-under-par 849.

▪ Softball: Visiting UTA (14-13, 0-3) lost a Sun Belt doubleheader 4-1 and 8-0 to seventh-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette (20-3, 5-1).

The Mavericks, who only had five hits in three games, avoided being no-hit when Kacey Everett singled in the fifth inning of the opener.