WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University women's track and field team has been picked to finish fifth in the 2021-22 Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Preseason Coaches Poll, while the men's team has been selected seventh.
The BW women finished fifth in this year's voting with 47 points. Claiming the first-place spot is the 2020 indoor champions was Mount Union with 78 points and 6 first-place votes. Coming in second was crosstown rival, and 2019 OAC Outdoor champions John Carroll University claimed the top spot in the poll with 76 points and four first-place votes, while 2018-19 OAC Indoor champions Otterbein University assumed the third spot with 62.
On the men's side, the Yellow Jackets finished seventh of 10 OAC teams with 29 points. Defending 2018-19 Indoor, 2019 Outdoor and 2020 indoor champions Mount Union claimed the top position in the poll with 80 points and eight first-place votes. Trailing closely behind in second was crosstown rival John Carroll who accumulated 74 points and the two remaining first-place votes. Ohio Northern and Otterbein grabbed the third and fourth spots with 64 and 57 points, respectively.
Head Coach Jordan Hill '09, who is in her fourth season at the helm of both track and field squads. In the 2020 OAC indoor championship, the women finished fourth, while the men placed ninth.
BW begins the 2021-22 indoor season on Saturday, January 22, when the Yellow Jackets travel to Westerville to compete in the OAC Early Season Showcase, hosted by Otterbein University inside the Clements Recreation Center.