Coach Baker attended Arizona State University as a student athlete in Track and Field . She was a 9- time all American, and 4 -time Pac-10 Champion. Coach Baker competed in the in the 400, 200, 4x400 and 4x100. As a freshman she was the first leg on the 4x400 meter relay which set an american indoor record of 3:32:46. She was selected in 1994 as a member of the Olympic Festival Competition in St.Louis Missouri. She represented the West alongside teamates Jackie-Joyner -Kersee and Gail Devers. In 1995 she qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 400 meters running at time of 51.77. Coach Baker has been coaching track since 1997. She started coaching at Bakersfield College, in Bakersfield CA, and in her first year, her women's team won the California Junior College State Meet. Coach Baker continues to foster an envirnment that developes athletes and good citizens.
Pole Vault Coach
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, I started running as a freshman in high school, where I set the school record in the 3200m, and placed third in the Nevada State Championship as a senior. I went on to compete collegiately in Cross-Country and Track and Field at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where I graduated with a degree in English Literature. As a post-collegiate I still train nearly everyday, with the intention of setting PR's as long as my legs will let me.
My coaching tenure began, informally, at the age of 14 when my parents bought me a copy of the Jack Daniel's Training Formula for Christmas. Throughout my high school career I wrote off-season training plans for myself and my teammates, and continued to help coach younger athletes at my high school after graduating. My first official coaching position was working with the middle school distance team at Monument Academy, helping coach athletes to 6 individual league titles and 5 school records in two seasons. Distance running at Castle View has established a strong presence in recent years, and I am excited to help continue that legacy of hard work, consistency, and success going forward.