Baker and Troutman to Compete at USATF Junior Nationals


Ballard's Ronnie Baker and Bullitt East's Trevor Troutman will compete in the USAFT Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championship tomorrow in Bloomington, Indiana.


Baker, the AAA State Champion in the 400m Dash will compete in that event against some of the best high school seniors and college freshman in the country.  Coming in with a best of 47.18, he will look to go under 47 to be just the second person in Kentucky history to do so while in High School.  Baker has signed to run at Texas Christian University next year.  He runs at 5:35 PM on Saturday night.


Troutman, the AA State Champion in the Discus has a best of 186-02 which helped him earn the honor of Field Event Athlete of the Year for 2012.  He will need to go past 193-01 to move up on the All-Time list.  Troutman will throw for the University of Louisville next year.  He will compete at 2:30 PM on Sunday.


Murray State's Tonia Pratt will also compete in the national championship in the Shot Put, Discus, and Hammer Throw.