The Wildcats won their second-ever conference indoor crown with a total of 234 points to edge Central Methodist by 16 points. It was the first title for Baker since claiming the 1989 crown to upend the Eagles, who were trying to defend their title from 2011.
Jeremy Gathright added a second individual crown to finish the meet with 20 points as he won the long jump with a mark of 7.04m after winning the triple jump on Friday. Travis Miller gave the Wildcats a sweep of the jumping events by winning the high jump after clearing 2.00m. JL Anderson ran away with the 60 meter hurdles while Eric Larson posted a 3-second victory in the 1,000 meters.
Central Methodist also had its share of individual champions on the day with five. Ryan Sherman edged teammate Carey Nolan by 0.01 in the 60 meters before edging his teammate for the second time in the 200. Nolan was able to claim his own title in the 400 while Lucas Manring was first across the line in the 600. The Eagles also won the distance medley relay as well as the 4x400 relay.
All competitors meeting the qualifying standard in their individual events will earn a place in the 47th Annual NAIA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships, scheduled for March 1-3 at the SPIRE Institute Track and Field Sports Complex in Geneva, Ohio.