Luke Baker
blank Luke Baker
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McDonough, Ga.

High School:
Eagles Landing Christian Academy

Height:
5-7

2013: Earned runner-up honors at the 8k Georgia Cross Country Invitational after finishing in 25:55.25...Broke into the top 20 at the 8k Roy Griak Invitational after clocking a 24:49.0 to finish 20th...Led the Bulldogs for the first time of the season after finishing 25th out of 297 competitors at the 8k Wisconsin Invitational thanks to a career-best time of 23:48...Topped his teammates for the second straight meet to take fourth at the SEC Championships and earn All-SEC First Team honors with an 8k time of 23:56.13...Matched his performance at SECs to take fourth (29:53.46) at the 10k NCAA South Regionals for All-Region honors and led the Bulldogs to the team title...Led the Bulldogs with the second-best individual finish in school history (72nd) with a time of 31:03.3 at the 10k NCAA Championships.

2012:Scored for Georgia and earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Regionals with a 15th-place finish in 30:51.3 on the 10k course...Finished third in a time of 26:29.88 (8k) at the Georgia Invitational...Finished 29th at the Greater Louisville Classic 8k in 24:27.10...Finished second among Georgia runners and 74th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in a time of 24:09 (8k)...Scored for the Bulldogs at the SEC Championships, finishing 19th overall in 24:26.66 on the 8k course...The third Bulldog to cross the finish line at the NCAA Championships, placing 120th on the 10k course in a time of 30:54.7.

2011: Was the Bulldogs top finisher at the Georgia State Invitational with a runner-up finish after clocking a season-best 25:41...Finished 104th (25:30) to score for Georgia at the Notre Dame Invitational...Was the fifth scorer for the Bulldogs at the Wisconsin Invitational after taking 156th (25:10.7)...Made the best out of his first trip to the SEC Championships by scoring with a 17th-place finish (24:51.98)...Scored for the Bulldogs at the NCAA South Regionals with a 27th-place finish (31:55.8)...Was Georgia's third scorer at the NCAA Championships after managing a 195th-place finish with a time of 31:44.0

2010: Made his collegiate debut and finished sixth overall at the 8K Georgia Cross Country Invitational with a time of 24:52.69...Broke into the top 100 after taking 97th (25:08.27) at the Greater Louisville Classic...Scored in his first trip to the NCAA Pre-Nationals after taking 144th (25:20.5).

High School: Won GHSA A state championships in the 3200-meter run as a junior and senior...Captured a state cross country title as a senior after claiming region wins as both a junior and senior...First-team All-State for cross country as a junior and senior...Also won region championships in the 1600 and 3200 as a junior and senior...Set state A record in cross country and set new No. 1 marks in the county in the 5k, 3200 and 1600...Part of region champion track team in 2009...Track and cross country captain as a sophomore, junior and senior and received the Kingdom Athlete award those same three years...Named the Henry County Runner of the Year...Nominated as the Man of the Year by the Atlanta Track Club...Personal-best times of 15:12 (5k), 9:26 (3200) and 4:24 (1600)...Member of National Beta Society, Student Leadership Institute and Fellowship of Christian Athletes and on the Presidential Honor Roll...Chaplain for his team.

Personal: Born March 15, 1992...Son of Archie and Cindy Baker...Undecided major.

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