Listing compiled by: Russell Reneau & Clyde Hart
Baylor University's Track & Field Program has an uncommon and exceptional tradition with 400-meter and 440-yard sprinters ("Quartermilers") that spans many decades. The legend of the Baylor Quartermiler has been described in countless articles, books, on television, and has been studied by numerous foreign countries. This worldwide reputation of success with the long sprint resulted in the institution being affectionately nicknamed "QUARTERMILE U:" a laboratory created by legendary coach CLYDE HART that has made a practice of turning mere children into 1-lap All-Americans, National Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, and World Record Holders. BUT...
If you only see the world's most famous names -- MICHAEL JOHNSON, JEREMY WARINER, DAROLD WILLIAMSON -- you're only looking at the tip of the iceberg. Look below the surface of the water, and see an entire city of true PIONEERS -- outstanding Quartermilers that may never be famous -- but were it not for them, "QUARTERMILE U" could not possibly exist.
The following list consists of every sprinter who has run the 400-meter or 440-yard dash in 46.99 seconds or faster, while competing for Baylor University (Note: this list does not include athletes who were still competing for Baylor at the time the list was updated).