Baker qualifies for next month’s Paralympic trials

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Carrollton senior Jacob Baker crosses the finish line in the 100 seated event at Fairless. He broke his own OHSAA record and qualified for the Paralympic trials in June.

CHS senior breaks his own 100 seated state record at Fairless Invitational

Carrollton senior Jacob Baker broke his own Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state record in the 100 seated dash at the Fairless Invitational May 7.

His time of 16.45 also qualified him to the Paralympic trials this June in Minnesota for a chance to compete for team USA. He currently is the second fastest wheeled high school athlete in the country.

Baker also turned in a time of 2:06.40 in the 800 seated event and 1:02.98 in the 400 seated run.

The Warriors placed seventh in the eight-team field with 55.5 points. Cloverleaf won the event with 131.75 points.

Others earning points for the Warriors included:

100: Talen Timberlake, second (11.43); Nathan Baker, sixth (12.19); 4×200 relay of Nathan Baker, Austin Colletti, Justin Naylor, Timberlake, second (1:36.59); 4×100 relay of Nathan Baker, Colletti, Brock Smith, Timberlake, second (45.40); 300 hurdles: Naylor, fourth (44.41); 800: Micah Barkan, eighth (2:11.82); 4×400 relay of Smith, Barkan, Timberlake, John Birong, sixth (3:43.70); discus: Brody Moore, fourth (117-feet, .5 inches); high jump: Darick Miller, seventh (5’2”); long jump: Colletti, fifth (19’1.5”), Luke Warner, eighth (17’4.25”); and shot put: Alex Johnson, sixth (37’85”); and Nick Bryan, seventh (37’8”).

Girls results

The Lady Warriors tallied 78.25 points to earn sixth place in the eight-team field. Cloverleaf won the event with 158 points.

Arianna (Ari) Clayton placed second in the 100 (12.78) and 200 (26.62) and anchored the third place 4×200 relay team of Elizabeth Potts, Josie Burgett and Brianna Shockey (1:50.66) and fourth place 4×100 relay of Potts, Sophia Glass and Shockey (52.89).

Others earning points for Carrollton included: 4×800 relay of Tessa Bodo, Maddie Burgett, Alli Stackhouse and  Glass, third (11:33.76); 110 hurdles: Erin King, seventh (18.70); and Maya Keyser, eighth (19.14); 1600: Bodo, eighth (6:34.97); 400: Maddie Burgett, eighth (1:10.61); 300 hurdles: Glass, sixth (56.19); 800: Josie Burgett, third (2:28.81); Hillari Baker, fourth (2:29.08); 3200: Camryn Barker, third (11:24.62); Bodo, eighth (14:05.82); 4×400 relay of Potts, King, Baker and Josie Burgett, second (4:21.69); high jump: Brandi Hafner, fifth (tie) (4’6”); long jump: Potts, fifth (14’7.25”)’ and shot put: Lucy Pridemore, fifth (31’11”).

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