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Payton Baker
Position: Sprints
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Tioga, Texas
High School: Gunter
• 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
400-Meter Dash: 56.97, 2015

Outdoor Collegiate Bests
200-Meter Dash: 25.06, 2015
400-Meter Dash: 55.95, 2015

2015
(Outdoor)
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
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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