Why you should know her

Eryka Baker runs and jumps for Dudley. The junior finished second at the NCHSAA Class 3-A indoor championships in the 55-meter hurdles and eighth in the triple jump. She has her sights set on a state championship in the outdoor season.

Family

Parents, Vernell and Devon Baker; siblings, Evelyn Baker, Devon Baker II and Courtney Waters.

High school goals

"Academically, my goal is to get my CNA in nursing and graduate with at least a 4.2 GPA, as well as complete at least half of my fall semester classes for my first year in college before I finish high school. In track, I would like to sign to a D-I college somewhere that is going to give me (scholarship) money and being a state champion in hurdles or triple jump."

Life goals

"Becoming a neonatal practitioner."

Bad habit she'd like to break

Procrastination

FAVES

Professional athletes

Male, David Oliver; female, Lolo Jones.

Track and field event

Triple jump

College team

Carolina

Favorite sport she doesn't compete in

Cheerleading

Postmeet meal

Chick-fil-A. "Four-count chicken strips with Polynesian sauce and a frosted lemonade."

Song

"Oh Okay" by Gunna, featuring Young Thug and Lil Baby

TV show

"Law & Order: SVU"

High school class

Nursing Fundamentals

Teacher

Miss Kitchen (first and second grades) at Archer Elementary

Track shoes

"My pink Nike sprint spikes."

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