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Jess Baker
Position: Multi-events
Year: Junior
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
High School: Aurora
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2013-14: Indoor: Competed in four meets … cleared a season-best 5-3 in the high jump at the Ball State Quad. Outdoor: Jumped in seven meets … narrowly missed scoring with a ninth-place finish (5-3 1/4) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … finished eighth with a season-best 5-3 3/4 at the All-Ohio Championships.

2012-2013: Competed in the high jump during both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons as a freshman....took second in the high jump at the Tom Wright Classic with a jump of 5-1....earned a season-best high jump of 5-3 for the indoor season at the Ball State University Quad...posted a career-best high jump of 5-4 at the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational, placing sixth overall.

High School: Ran track at Aurora High School all four years under coach John Kudley … posted a personal-best high jump of 5-8, which set school and conference records … ran the 100m in 12.5 seconds and the 200m in 26.1 … competed in the OHSAA state meet three times for the high jump, placing fifth in 2010 and fourth in 2011 as a junior … three-time conference MVP and two-time All-Ohio honoree.

Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1993 in Garfield Heights, Ohio … daughter of Karen and Mike Baker … graduated magna cum laude at Aurora … enjoys listening to music, cooking and watching TV … can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes … a business economics major.