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David Baker
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Year: Senior
City/State: Escondido, CA
High School: Calvin Christian HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Human Biology
Experience: 2 Letters

AS A SENIOR IN 2013
CCAA All-Academic.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
CCAA All-Academic ... Participated at the CCAA Championships in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400 hurdles ... Placed ninth overall in the 400 hurdles after finishing fourth in his heat with a time of 57.14 seconds ... Ran to a time of 15.68 in the prelims of the 110 hurdles to place fifth in his heat and 10th overall ... Reached a personal best of 15.51 in the 110 hurdles at the Point Loma Collegiate Open, where he came in fourth place ... Earned a personal-best time of 56.44 in the 400 hurdles at the highly-competitive Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships, placing sixth in his heat while finishing 21st overall.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011
Did not compete.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010
Competed in both the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles during the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, posting times of 16.28 in the shorter event and 57.91 in the longer event ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 110 hurdles at 15.69 and placed eighth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 58.23 at the Mangrum Invitational ... Recorded top-10 finishes in both events during the Point Loma Collegiate Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2009 graduate of Calvin Christian High School in Escondido ... Three-time Calvin Christian men's track team MVP ... Earned All-League First Team in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles for three years with the Crusaders ... Also reached CIF Preliminaries three times and the CIF Finals once ... Recorded statistical bests of 41.09 in the 300 hurdles and 15.30 in the 110 hurdles ... Helped team to league finals victory in 2009 ... Team Captain and All-League Second Team in basketball ... Additionally, was First Team All-League in football as a senior (2009).

PERSONAL
Born June 29, 1990 in Escondido ... Parents are Terry and Janet Baker, who are both graduates of Point Loma Nazarene ... Has two older siblings named Matt and Pieter and three younger siblings named Daniel, Benjamin and Rachel ... Uncle Steve Baker pole vaulted at PLNU ... Majoring in human biology at Roosevelt College ... Winning the honor of Track Athlete of the Meet at the 2009 Coastal Conference Track Meet is his most memorable track & field moment ... Favorite UCSD moment was his first meet competing at the CCAA Championships ... Favorite athlete is former UCSD teammate Christine Merrill ... Roots for the San Diego Chargers ... "Dumb and Dumber" is his favorite movie ... Listens to The Black Keys ... Played the French horn in middle school ... Enjoys going to the beach as well as playing sports and video games ... Would eat California burritos for the rest of his life if given the chance ... Plans to go to medical school upon graduating from UCSD.


 

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