The TCU men's track and field are ranked No. 25 in the USTFCCCA preseason computer rankings.
Numbers Game takes a look at the history of the TCU track & field program using the numbers behind the stories.
Veterans along with new recruits add depth
Ronnie Baker will compete in four events for TCU
Damadzic, Tabor in top 8 in the discus
Decorated outdoor campaign featuring two USTFCCCA All-America nods in the 4x100-meter relay (Second Team) and 100-meter dash (Honorable Mention) ... competed in five outdoor events in 2014; the 100, 200 and 400-meter dash races, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... posted 16 top 10 performances in individual events, including first place times in the 400-meter dash and the 4x100 relay at the Rafter Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (April 11) ... also recorded a second place finish in the 200 meter dash at that meet ... tallied two other first place times at the Texas Relays (March 27-29) and the Drake Relays (April 24-26) ... at the Big 12 Championships (May 16-18), he put up third place times in the both the prelims and finals of the 400-meter dash ... his time of 46.40 in that event was the fourth-fastest recorded in the Big 12 all year ... clocked the fourth-fastest preliminary time at the NCAA West Regionals in the 100 meter dash, placing second overall in his individual heat ... the following day he ran a personal-best 10.132 to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... also qualified for three other events, representing TCU in a total of four events at the NCAA Championships ... recorded the top four times in the 400 meter dash by a Frog in 2014.
A featured athlete in the individual and team relays ... received USTFCCCA All-America Second Team honors in the 4x400 relay ... both trips to College Station saw second place finishes in the 4x400 relay ... also put up a fifth place time in the 60 meter dash at the Reveille Invitational on Dec. 7 ... at the New Mexico Invitational, he finished sixth in the 400 m dash ... posted a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the 4x400 relay on March 1 ... two weeks later at the NCAA Indoor Championships, the relay team recorded a fourth place finish in their respective heat and an overall 11th place time ... tallied the five fastest times by an army of Frogs in the 4x400 relay, all with a different set of partners each time.
One of the most versatile runners at TCU, Baker showed his promise in all the sprint events and as part of both relays ... was member of 4x100 and 4x400 squads that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships, earning two first-team All-American distinctions ... ran third leg for 4x1 squad entire season ... ran as part of the 4x4 relay squad at six meets, running anchor for TCU on its three fastest performances ... member of 4x100 relay that went to Eugene, Ore. as No. 1 seed in West Region in 4x100 ... competed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA West Preliminaries ... was team leader in the 400, finishing fourth at the Big 12 Championships in a career-best time of 46.18 ... was also member of conference title winning 4x100 relay quartet and second-place 4x400 relay ... wind-aided time of 21.01 in 200-meter dash at TCU Invitational would have qualified him for West Preliminaries in event, but passed to focus on 400 ... member of five 4x100 squads that earned wins in 2013.
Took part in five meets during the indoor season ... finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Big 12 Championships in 47.47 ... competed at the Alex Wilson Invitational in the men's 4x400-meter dash, helping bring home TCU's top time of the season in 3:08.25 ... ran a season-best 46.95 in the 400-meter dash at the Texas A&M Invitational, becoming the sixth man in TCU history to go under 47 seconds in the indoor 400 meters ... was member of TCU's top 4x400 relay team at four meets.
BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner in track at Ballard High School for coach Donald Goodwin ... two-time Gatorade Kentucky Track and Field Athlete of the year ... two-time Class 3A state champion in the 100 and 400-meter dash ... also finished second in 200-meter dash as junior and senior ... finished fifth in 400-meter dash at New Balance Nationals after junior season, earning All-American honors ... also lettered in basketball.
Born Oct. 15, 1993 ... son of Ronald and Lachelle Baker ... kinesiology major.
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