High School: A 2017 graduate of St. Louis Park High School where she competed for coaches Christine Tvrdik, Kelson MacKenzie, and Chris Nordstrom • five-time track & field letterwinner • 12-time all-conference and four-time academic all-conference honoree • helped St. Louis Park to a third-place team finish at the Metro West Conference meet as a senior • conference champion in the 1600m as an eighth grader • received team awards for hardest worker, most inspirational, and perfect attendance • served as team captain • competed for Park Flyers Track & Field in 2017 • owns high school personal bests of 2:18 in the 800m, 5:19 in the 1600m, and 59 seconds in the 400m • four-time letterwinner and two-time all-conference honoree in soccer who served as team captain and helped St. Louis Park to a conference title as a senior.
Personal: Born April 29, 1999 • daughter of Laurie and Todd Baer • has one sibling, Anna • full name is Samantha Leigh Baer • undecided on a major • cousin Danny Baer played college baseball at Princeton • cousin Jack Baer played hockey at Amherst • enjoys soccer and writing • National Honor Society member.
Gophers Preview Jack's Run
Volunteer assistant coach Nick Larson discusses Jack's Twilight Run this Friday at Les Bolstad Course.
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.