Women's Track & Field

Rachel Baker
Rachel Baker
Year: Junior
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
High School: Redondo Union High School
Position: Distance

At Brown: Represented the Bears four times in Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (2009 Indoor 3000m; 2009 Outdoor 10,000m; 2009 Cross Country; 2010 Indoor 3000m).

High School: In her senior year competing for Redondo Union High School ('07-'08), Baker ran personal bests in cross country and outdoor track ... These include 18:57 over a 3 mile cross country course, 5:22 in the mile, and 11:39 in the 3200m ... In cross country, her top finishes include placing 8th in Div. 2 at the Mt. SAC Invitational and 13th at Bay League finals ... Outdoors, she finished 2nd in the Bay League in the 3200m and advanced to the CIF Southern Section prelims for the first time ... Four-time varsity competitor/two-time captain of RUHS Cross Country and Track & Field teams, 2007 Cross Country MVP, 2007-2008 editor-in-chief of the High Tide student newspaper, president of RUHS Amnesty International, 2007 California Girls State representative, AP Scholar with Distinction.

Concentration: Public Policy & American Institutions

Personal:  In her first year at Brown, Baker has developed an interest in public education reform and hopes to return to the Los Angeles area after graduating to pursue a career in the field ... As a non-recruited athlete, Baker's greatest collegiate honor has been the opportunity to compete for the Bears ... She is the daughter of Laurie Baker, and has two sisters, Jessica and Brittany.

Personal Records:
3,000m - 10:12
1 mile - 5:09