The 6-foot senior launched the javelin 178 feet, 1 inch—the fourth-best throw in U.S. prep history—to win the title at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships this past season. Baker also won her third straight Class 6A javelin state championship with a meet-record effort of 168-8, and captured the discus with a throw of 123-7. Her javelin mark at the USATF meet ranked as the nation’s No. 1 performance among prep competitors in 2018 at the time of her selection, and the best ever by a Kansas thrower.
Baker has maintained a weighted 4.91 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at Duke University this fall.
Also a volleyball standout and a devoted member of her church community, Baker has served as a peer mentor in her school and has volunteered locally on behalf of youth volleyball and track programs.