Athlete Spotlight: James Baker

A raw egg, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and a Ronnie Coleman motivational video are how senior James Baker starts his day. The two year cross country captain prepared himself for a strong start to the 2018 season by running over 500 miles this summer.

The cross country team has started its season strong with a complete team sweep at the Iowa City Invite.

“We have a very strong team this season due to our record numbers in attendance, great workouts, and our positive mentality during runs,” Baker said.

To prepare for meets, Baker thinks about the race and what he needs to do, to be the best he can on race day.

The success of the Baker led cross country team has not been restricted to this year alone. Baker recalls one of his greatest successes in cross country.

“It was last year at a meet in Geneseo. We had a team sweep and won in each category. It was an easy meet, but it was cool to see the team achieve a lot,” Baker said.