Former La Vernia High School track star Natalie Baker continues to reach new heights on Texas Tech University’s track and field team.
The 2012 graduate threw two personal record javelin throws at the May 26 NCAA West Preliminaries, making her a West Regional Qualifier for the Division 1 Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Or. She was also selected for the 2015-16 Big 12 All-Conference Academic team.
While in high school, she competed in track and field, volleyball, and basketball. She is one of only a handful of La Vernia athletes who qualified for the State track meet four years in a row, taking the championship her senior year in 300-meter hurdles.