Oakland's Brock Baker finishes in the clear


Brock Baker kept his mind clear Saturday morning.

He forgot about how many miles remained during the 3.1-mile run at the Midstate Cross Country Championships. The Oakland junior just went out and ran the Sharp Springs Natural Area course.

Baker, the Class AAA runner-up in 2010, won Saturday in 15:20.08, more than 46 seconds ahead of second-place finisher and teammate Conner Thompson.

Baker’s time was about 13 seconds off the pace of his personal best of 15:07, which is the fastest time in the state.

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  • dshoenbacher / 3 Years Ago
    What do Baker, Templeton and Dixon have in common? They have only been in one race this year...repectively. Otherwise they have run...alone...all other races. Everything changes when you have someone breathing in your ear, spiking the back on your leg and passing you on the last 1000 meters. Everything changes.