TCU’s Baker Named Big 12 Athlete of the Week

Ronnie Baker was named the Big 12 Athlete of the Week after last week’s performance, the conference announced Wednesday.

Baker sprinted to two first-place finishes at the New Mexico Team Invitational on Saturday, earning the top times in the 60 meter (6.61) and 200 meter (20.60) races. His personal-best time of 20.60 in the 200-meter dash marked the second fastest time in TCU history, trailing only former World Champion Kim Collins (20.52, 2000).

His effort currently ranks as the second fastest 200-meter time in the NCAA this season.

The defending NCAA indoor champion also recorded his fastest 60-meter time of the season after running a 6.58 in the prelims. That mark ranks as the fourth fastest in the nation this year.

Baker and the Horned Frogs will return to action in College Station on Feb. 6 for the Texas A&M Charlie Thomas Invitational.



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