OBU Collects 14 Drake Watches

Oklahoma Baptist had a rare occurrence at the Drake Relays with a married couple winning individual events.

Landon and Kyta Willets won their individual events and OBU brought back 14 Drake Relays watches (first place awards) for the weekend.

"I'm checking with the meet administrator, but that might be the first time that a husband and wife won events at the Drake Relays," said OBU coach Ford Mastin. "It was just really neat for them."

Kyta Willets won the 800 meters on Friday and Landon captured the 1500 on Saturday, finishing ahead of NCAA Division I competition at 3:48.68. Landon's mark is an OBU record for the 1500 and the fourth-best time this year in the NAIA.

"It's a little different at Drake. They give you a victory lap and a flag and after the lap, you get escorted to the media tent," Mastin said. "It was great for them to get to experience that."

OBU also won the women's sprint medley relay and the women's 4x800 relay on Saturday.

The sprint medley team of Latoya Greaves (200m), Nickiesha Wilson (200m), Kyli Bean (400m) and Willets (800m), came in at 3:54.40
The 4x800 squad of Chandra Huckabay, Amanda Mayfield, Bean and Willets won in 9:00.98, the fastest NAIA time this season.

The Lady Bison 4x400 team of Bean, Huckabay, Willets and Wilson was third in 3:44.02, which is the best time this year in the NAIA.

"That was a great time, especially for the weather conditions," said Mastin. "It was wet and cold."

The OBU men's 4x400 team also was third with Clint Goodson, James Hall, Leonarde Smith and T.J. Lightsey finishing in 3:11.45.

The Bison are scheduled to run in the University of Texas-Arlington meet next weekend.

Drake Relays
OBU Results
1500 – 1. Landon Willets, 3:48.68 (school record)
4x800 Relay – 1. Landon Willets, A.J. Carter, Durrell Williams, Prophet Bailey, 7:28.32
4x400 Relay – 3. Clint Goodson, James Hall, Leonarde Smith, T.J. Lightsey, 3:11.45
10,000 – 6. Theron Stoltzfus, 31:08.73
400 Hurdles – 7. Leonarde Smith, 52.94

800 – 1. Kyta Willets, 2:08.22; 5. Kyli Bean, 2:09.85
Sprint Medley – 1. Latoya Greaves, Nickiesha Wilson, Kyli Bean, Kyta Willets, 3:54.40
4x800 Relay – 1. Chandra Huckabay, Amanda Mayfield, Kyli Bean, Kyta Willets, 9:00.98
400 Hurdles – 2. Nickiesha Wilson, 58.55
4x400 Relay – 3. Kyli Bean, Chandra Huckabay, Kyta Willets, Nickiesha Wilson, 3:44.02.