Lenoir-Rhyne University's Kevin Baxter finished fourth in the college men's 110-meter championship Saturday afternoon in the 2014 Penn Relays at Franklin Field.




Baxter, who ran the event in 14.00 seconds, was the lone NCAA Division II runner to earn a spot in the finals. Baxter was one of eight competitors in the race. Texas A&M's Wayne Davis placed first overall with a 13.50.


On Friday in the preliminaries, Baxter finished second in his heat with a school-record 13.95 seconds.


Baxter holds the nation's best-time in Division II this year after clocking a wind-aided 13.81 seconds in the men's 110-meter hurdles at the VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C., on Saturday, April 5.


In addition, Baxter placed first in the event last Saturday at the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Track and Field Championships at the Irwin Belk Track and Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.


Baxter has already qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the men's 110-meter hurdles. The finals take place on May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich.


Baxter, L-R's first and only NCAA Division II Indoor Men's Track and Field All-American (60-meter hurdles in 2013), qualified for the outdoor finals for the second straight year.


The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams next compete in the University of Tennessee Challenge on Saturday, May 3, in Knoxville, Tenn.


2014 Penn Relays

College Men's 110-Meter Hurdles Championship

Saturday, April 26 - Philadelphia, Pa.

Franklin Field

1. Wayne Davis, Texas A&M 13.50

2. Donald Pollitt, Syracuse 13.73

3. Freddie Crittenden, Syracuse 13.89

4. Kevin Baxter, Lenoir-Rhyne 14.00

5. Dondre Echols, South Carolina 14.02

6. Joshua Thompson, LSU 14.03

7. Trae Proctor, Maryland-Baltimore County 14.11

8. Isaac Williams, Houston 14.33



Photo Courtesy: Kevin Baxter, L-R Athletics