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OBU track athlete has a heart for Guatemala
May06

OBU track athlete has a heart for Guatemala

SHAWNEE—Before JoziRose Mayfield ran track for OBU, she was busy covering ground through mission trips and volunteer work in high school. Through her church Mayfield, a freshman,  was able to travel to Guatemala three years in a row over spring break. “We would go over there, and it’s about a hundred of us, and we would be designated to different houses,” Mayfield said. “We would make concrete floors for them and other teams would...

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OBU trackster helps others clear hurdles
Apr01

OBU trackster helps others clear hurdles

SHAWNEE—Recently the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) men and women’s track and field teams won the national title at the NCCAA National Championship in Houghton, New York. Among the team was junior english education major, Dakota Kappelle who mostly competes in hurdling events. Being able to compete in New York his first year, he said, was a great experience. “New York was just amazing,” he said. “I know not too many teams get that...

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Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU
Jan21

Dowell continues figure skating dream at OBU

SHAWNEE—The first time four year-old Hannah Dowell watched Tara Lipinski skate in the Olympics, she knew skating was something she wanted to try. Eighteen years later, she is now a nationally-ranked figure skater and still going strong. “I saw Tara Lipinski win the Olympics, and I asked my parents if I could go to an ice rink,” Dowell said.  “I just kind of got hooked after that.” Dowell began competing not long after getting into...

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Janzen goes the distance for the hungry
Jan14

Janzen goes the distance for the hungry

SHAWNEE—When most 16 year-olds get a driver’s license, the first thing they might think about is all the places they can go with their friends. Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) sophomore biochemistry major Jacob Janzen, however, decided to use his license to help others. Janzen came to OBU on a track scholarship where he runs in long distance events. This year Janzen made All-Great American Conference and NCCAA All-American. When...

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