TCU Men's Track and Field at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Baker's Personal Bests
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CAREER HONORS 12-Time All-American 2016 Indoor NCAA Champion (60 meters) 2016 Indoor Big 12 Champion (60 meters) 2016 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (100 Meters) 2016 TCU Pop Boone Athlete of the Year 2016 Big 12 Outstanding Performer of the Year 2016 Indoor USTFCCCA South Central Regional Athlete of the Year 2016 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American First Team (4x100-meter relay) 2016 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American Second Team (100 meters) 2016 Indoor USTFCCCA All-American First Team (60 Meters) 2015 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American First Team (4x100-meter relay) 2015 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American Second Team (4x400-meter relay) 2015 Indoor USTFCCCA All-American First Team (60 meters) 2015 Indoor USTFCCCA All-American First Team (4x400-meter relay) 2015 Indoor NCAA Champion (60 meters) 2014 Indoor USTFCCCA All-American Second Team (4x400-meter relay) 2014 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American Second Team (4x100-meter relay) 2014 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American Honorable Mention (100-meter dash) 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team 2013 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American First-Team (4x100-meter relay) 2013 Outdoor USTFCCCA All-American First-Team (4x400-meter relay) 2013 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (4x100-meter relay) 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
2016 OUTDOOR After an impressive indoor season, Baker kept his foot on the gas pedal heading outdoors … opened the season with a 100-meter wind-assisted time of 9.95 at the TCU Invitational … his time led the NCAA throughout the outdoor campaign … anchored TCU’s 4x100 relay team and took home first place at the Texas Relays with a time of 39.08 … placed third in the 100 meters at the Texas Relays against a field of professional athletes and was named the Texas Relays’ Most Outstanding Performer … logged a time of 20.64 in his only 200-meter race of the outdoor season, placing second … at the Big 12 Championships, he advanced to the finals in the 100-meter dash at 10.17 … went on to put on a show in front of the home crowd as he garnered his fourth Big 12 gold medal of his career with a first-place finish at 10.15 … also helped the Horned Frogs take home sixth place in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a season-best time of 38.72, garnering First-Team All-America honors … for his accomplishments in 2016, Baker was named the Big 12 Outstanding Performer of the Year, the South Central Regional Athlete of the Year, and TCU's Pop Boone Athlete of the Year.
2016 INDOOR Defended his national title in the 60 meters with a time of 6.47 at the NCAA Indoor Championships … his time is the fastest non-altitude mark in NCAA history, the fastest ever ran at the championship meet, and a TCU program record … also claimed gold at the Big 12 Championships behind a time of 6.51 … throughout the season, he earned nine first-place finishes (out of 15) … opened the year with a 60-meter time of 6.61 at the Reveille Invitational … at the New Mexico Invite, he swept the 60 meters and 200 meters with times of 6.58 and 20.60, respectively … his 200 meter time of 20.60 ranks second in program history … named the Indoor USTFCCCA South Central Regional Athlete of the Year for his record-breaking performance at nationals.
2015 OUTDOOR Competed at nine outdoor meets during the 2015 campaign; featured in the 100 and 200-meter dash races, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relays … posted 10 top-10 performances in individual events, including four first place performances on the year … came in the Horned Frog Invitational (May 2nd) when Baker finished first in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 10.08, and also ran in the Frogs’ 4x100 Relay team that earned a first-place finish at the event … at the Big 12 Championship (May 16-17) in the 100 meter dash, finished third in the final race … he again helped the Frogs 4x100 relay team take home first place at the Big 12 Championship … the Frogs 4x100 team posted a fourth place qualifying time of 39.15 at the NCAA West Prelims (May 28-30) … at the NCAA Championships (June 10-12) the 4x100 relay team posted the fastest time in their qualifying heat (38.63) putting the Frogs in the championship race … Baker and the Horned Frogs 4x100 team finished second in the final race posting a time of 38.59 … Baker traveled to Gwangju, South Korea to complete his campaign competing in the 100 meter dash at the World University Games (July 9th) … representing Team USA, Baker posted a fourth-place time of 10.17 in the final of the 100-meter dash … also participated in the 4x100 relay representing Team USA.
2015 INDOOR Set a personal record, a school record, and was the No. 3 all-time performer at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships after taking gold in the 60 meters with a time of 6.52 seconds … that time broke a 15-year-old school record of 6.53 … posted nine top-three finishes throughout the indoor season … placed first in the 4x400 relay in Arkansas, clocking a 3:06.05 time … also placed first at the New Mexico Team Invite in 60-meter dash (6.56) … at Big 12 Championships, took home silver in the 60 meters with a time of 6.59.
2014 OUTDOOR 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.
2013-14 INDOOR 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.
2013 OUTDOOR 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.
2013 INDOOR 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.
PERSONAL Born Oct. 15 ... son of Ronald and Lachelle Baker ... kinesiology major.