Johnathan Baker - Men's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Johnathan Baker

Fr./So. | 6-4 | Jumps | Katy, Texas | Katy Paetow HS

Freshman (2021)
Outdoor: Set an outdoor career best of 25-2 3/4 (7.69) in placing third at Arkansas Twilight … Produced a windy best of 26-1 (7.95) to win John McDonnell Invitational … Finished seventh in SEC Championships with mark of 24-11 1/4 (7.60) … Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary round, placed 24th with mark of 24-7w (7.49) … Opened outdoor season with victory at Oregon’s Hayward Premiere (23-6 1/4 | 7.17) … Placed seventh in Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial (24-3 1/4 | 7.95) … Competed in triple jump in three meets, including finishing ninth in SEC Championships (52-5 1/4 w | 15.98) … Runner-up at Oregon (46-6 3/4) and sixth at LSU (43-10).

Indoor: Collegiate debut produced a victory at Arkansas Invitational with a mark of 25-0 3/4 (7.64) … Improved to career best of 25-6 1/4 (7.64) as runner-up in Wooo Pig Classic … Indoor debut in triple jump came at SEC Championships, placed ninth with 51-0 1/4 (15.55) effort.

High School
2020 graduate of Paetow HS in Katy, Texas … Coached by Kenneth Decuir and D. LeVar Brown … 2019 UIL State 5A long jump champion, producing a mark of 24-10w (7.56) on his last attempt to win by two inches, moving up from third place … Became first State champion in athletics for school that was built in 2017 … Established school records in 200m, high jump, long jump, and triple jump … Early in 2020 senior season generated a pair of winning marks, 26-2.75w and 49-9.75w, at Katy Bubba Fife Relays … Long jump performance is the top mark among preps in 2020 under all-conditions, while triple jump mark ranks equal seventh in all-conditions … As a junior, swept long and triple jump in district and area meets, then finished third in long jump and fourth in triple jump at Region III-5A meet … Earned wild card position by one inch among four Region meets to qualify for State long jump field … Season best wind-legal mark of 24-7.75 ranked sixth in the nation, while wind-aided 24-10 ranked third among windy marks … Sophomore season was part of initial class competing for Paetow, qualified for regional meet in high jump … Freshman season competed at Morton Ranch in Katy, competing in basketball, track and field … Lettered two seasons on Paetow varsity football at wide receiver … Senior season included All-District honors at wide receiver with 15 touchdowns among 32 receptions for 545 yards … Member of PALS.

Johnathan Thomas Baker was born January 3, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia … Hometown is Houston, Texas … Son of Anthony Baker, Bryan and Rolanda Lacy … Has three siblings, Jalen Baker, Bryan Lacy, and Kenya Baker … Moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to Katy, Texas, when he was in the seventh grade … Majoring in Business … Career plans include becoming a realtor … Ambition is to be successful … Favorite athlete is Mike Tyson … Person he most admires is his mother … Enjoys reading and playing video games in free time, occasionally … Chose Arkansas for its business program, coaches and the track and field program as all were exceptional.

Johnathan Baker | Career Stats

Career best marks


60m | 7.05

Long Jump | 25-6 1/4 (7.78)

Triple Jump | 51-0 1/4 (15.55)


100m | 10.79

Long Jump | 25-2 3/4 (7.69), 26-1w (7.95)

Triple Jump | 46-6 3/4 (14.19), 52-5 1/4 w (15.98)