Women's Cross Country

Rachel Baker
Rachel Baker
Year: Senior
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
High School: Redondo Union High School

2009 Indoor Track & Field: Baker ran a personal best 10:12.61 (3k) at Yale's Giegengack Invitational, winning her heat and placing tenth overall ... Baker also represented the Bears in the 3k at the 2009 Ivy League Indoor Championships.

2008 Cross Country: Baker finished 18th at the New England Championships, running 19:18 for 5k, contributing to the women's sub-varsity team's 2nd place finish.

Before Brown: 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. II 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: Undecided, with an interest in Public Policy and Education Studies.

Personal: Rachel is the daughter of Laurie Baker ...  Has two sisters, Jessica and Brittany.

Personal Records:
Mile - 5:09.38
3000m - 10:12.61