Name: Carrie Baker
Sport: Track and field
Athlete of the week achievement: Baker won the 400 and 800 dashes at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational on Monday. She earned a top finish in the 800 run in a meet with Forest Hills and Westmont Hilltop on Wednesday. She also grabbed the top spot in the 400 dash and pole vault and was fourth in the 800 in AA at the West Central Coaches Invitational on Friday.
Season update: Baker is tops in the Mirror coverage area with 1:01.34 time in the 400 and a 10-9 in the pole vault. She is also second in the 800 (2:25.15).
Coach Brian Creps' quote: "Since she has come up as a freshman, she has really come up to do well. The other girls see how she works, and they try to follow suit. She's not a vocal leader but a leader by example."
Favorite teacher: No preference
Favorite subject: Chemistry
Favorite movie: "Just Go With It"
Favorite food: French fries
Favorite song: "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
Outside interests: Gymnastics, soccer
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: University of Pittsburgh
Pro athlete most admired: Nastia Liukin
Best athlete I ever played with: Kelly Beegle
Best athlete I ever competed against: Forest Hills' Casey Gallaher
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Creps
Proudest athletic achievement: "Clearing 10-9 in the pole vault.''
How I got my start in track and field: "I just always liked it, and I wanted to try it."
Future goal: "I want to go to Pitt and become a pharmacist."