OU Track and Field BIO
Payton Baker
Player Profile:
Payton Baker 1785738
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tioga, Texas
Experience: 3 Letters

• 2017 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (600-Yard Run, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2016 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (4X400-Meter Relay)
• 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (4X400-Meter Relay)
• 2014 Big 12 Indoor Scorer (4X400-Meter Relay)

Indoor Collegiate Bests
200-Meter Dash: 25.09, 2017
400-Meter Dash: 55.29, 2016/ 2017
600-Yard Run: 1:20.26, 2017
600-Meter Run: 1:31.91, 2017

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
200-Meter Dash: 24.57, 2016
400-Meter Dash: 54.76, 2016
800-Meter Run: 2:10.98, 2017

2017
(Outdoor) 
Ran the final portion of the 4x400-meter relay at the Baldy Castillo Invitational that won with a time of 3:37.48... Finished fourth in the 800-meter run at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 2:10.98. (Indoor) Ran the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished fourth at the Big 12 Indoor Championship with a time of 3:38.00... Finished third in the 600-yard run at the Big 12 Indoor Championship with a time of 1:20.45, after running a PR of 1:20.26 in the preliminary round... Ran the last leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished seventh at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3:40.18... Finished 19th in the 400-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational, matching her personal best time of 55.29...  Ran a time of 56.14 in the 400-meter dash at the Armory Track Invitational... Ran a time of 25.09 in the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash at the Armory Track Invitational, but did not advance to the finals... Ran the last leg of the 4x440 yard relay that won at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 3:52.20... Placed second in the 600-yard run at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a personal best time of 1:23.27... Ran the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished first at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 3:41.50... Won the 600-meter run at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 1:31.91... Finished second in the 600-yard run at the Sooner Opener with a time of 1:24.00... Ran the second leg of the 4x440 yard relay at the Sooner Opener that finished first with a time of 3:53.03.


2016

(Outdoor)
 Ran anchor of the 22nd-place 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships that finished with a time of 3:37.37... Ran the anchor of the 12th-place 4x400 relay that finished with a time of 3:35.36 to qualify for the NCAA Championships... Ran anchor of the Big 12 Champion 4x400 relay with a time of 3:35.35... Placed 11th in the 400-meter dash at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 55.12... Finished 11th in the 200-meter dash at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a new personal best time of 24.57... Finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 55.05... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished fifth at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 3:53.16... Placed third in the 400-meter dash at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 54.88... Finished eighth in the 400-meter dash at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 54.88... Ran the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished fourth at the Texas Relays with a time of 3:32.95... Finished second in the 400-meter dash at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a time of 54.91... Placed 26th in the 200-meter dash at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a personal best time of 24.77... Finished as the runner-up in the 400-meter dash at the Baldy Castillo Invitational recording a new best 54.76 time. (Indoor) Ran the last leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships that placed second with a time of 3:36.45... Finished 17th in the 400-meter dash at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a new personal best time of 55.29... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Razorback Invitational that placed fifth with a time of 3:39.81... Finished 14th in the 400-meter dash at the Razorback Invitational with a personal best of 55.61... Finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Texas A&M Quadrangular with a personal best of 56.01... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the Texas A&M Quadrangular that placed second with a time of 3:40.74... Won the 400-meter dash at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 57.24... Ran the third leg of the 4x440 yard relay that won at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 3:54.73.

2015
(Outdoor)
Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400-meter relay and finished with a time of 3:44.80... Ran the anchor leg of the 1600-meter relay that placed seventh at the NCAA West prelims with a season best time of 3:33.33 to qualify for the NCAA Championships... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished second at the Big 12 Championship with a season best time of 3:33.98... Earned a personal best in the 400-meter run prelims at the Big 12 Championship with a tim of 55.95... Ran third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed ninth in the championship division at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:43.72...  Finished 13th in the 200-meter dash in the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 25.06... Finished ninth in the 400-meter dash at the Baylor Invitational with a time of 56.74... Finished sixth in the 400-meter dash at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 56.94. (Indoor) Member of the 4X400 relay team that established the eighth best time of 3:40.61 in indoor school history at the Tyson Invitational... Finished 24th in the 400-meter dash with a new personal record of 56.97 at the Razorback Invitational... Finished eighth in the 400-meter dash with a new personal record of 57.62 at the Texas A&M Quadrangular... Placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59:15 in the J.D. Martin Invitational.

2014
(Outdoor)
A member of the seventh place 4x400-meter relay at the Big 12 Championships... Finished fourth in section 2 of the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 58.17 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational... Crossed the finish line of the 400-meter dash in 58.25 for a second place finish and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that finished first in 3:46.39 at the John Jacobs Invitational... A member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a time of 3:45.61... Part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 3:46.18. (Indoor) Part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished eighth with a time of 3:46.43 at the Big 12 Championships...Marked a career-best time of 58.45 in the  400-meter dash for a sixteenth place finish at the Texas A&M Invitational... Placed second in her first collegiate competition with a time of 59.74 in the 400-meter dash at the J.D. Martin Invitational.

High School
Attended Gunter... Won state championships in 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash... All-state cross-country and track... Played basketball.

Personal
Parents are Rodney and Lisa Baker... cousin Brandy Schneider was a track and field athlete at Texas Tech.

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