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

Johnathan Baker

Fr/Fr | 6-4 | Jumps | Katy, Texas | Katy Paetow Hs

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.

Personal
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.