Kayla Baker
Kayla  Baker

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Cloquet, Minn.

High School:
Cloquet Senior HS

Event:
Sprints/Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
03/12/1998


2018 Season – Indoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best 1:40.01 in the 600m at the UST Showcase • ran a career-best 2:20.97 in the 800m at the Parents Day Invite.

2018 Season – Outdoor: Ran five races with four appearances in the 800m and one in the 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 800m time of 2:20.27 at the Janis Rider Invite.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Cloquet Senior High School where she competed for coaches Tim Prosen, Jeff Leno, and Arne Maijala • a three-sport letterwinner in track & field, soccer, and hockey • five-time all-conference honoree, two-time all-section honoree • two-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship qualifier in the 4x800m relay, placing 13th as a junior and 14th as a senior • 10-time Lake Superior Conference champion in the 4x200m relay (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), 4x400m relay (2012, 2014, 2015), 400m (2016), and 800m (2013, 2016) • two-year team captain in track & field • holds Cloquet school records in the 4x200m relay, 4x400m relay, and 800m • named Cloquet’s 2016 Senior Athlete of the Year • also served as team captain and earned all-area and all-conference honors in both soccer and hockey.

Personal: Born March 12, 1998 • full name is Mikayla Jo Baker • daughter of Eric Baker and Shawn Baker • has one sibling, Breanne • intends to study biomedical engineering • enjoys running, skating, rollerblading, walking dogs, and spending time outdoors • graduate third in her high school class • National Honor Society member.

Baker's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
600m 1:40.01 UST Showcase (2/9/18)
800m 2:20.97 Parents Day Invite (2/17/18)
Baker's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:20.27 Janis Rider Invite (4/28/18)

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