Olivia Baker wins four gold medals at New Jersey Meet of Champions

Olivia Baker wins four gold medals at New Jersey Meet of Champions


Olivia Baker wins four gold medals at New Jersey Meet of Champions


Unless they change the rules for the New Jersey Meet of Champions, nobody will break the record that Columbia (Maplewood) junior track athlete Olivia Baker set Saturday.

Baker competed in four events, the maximum allowed, and won gold medals in each. It started when she won the 100 meters in 12.05 seconds. A few hours later, she won the 400 for the second consecutive year, finishing in 53.84. About an hour after that, she won the 200 meters in 23.95. After another short break, she ran the anchor leg on Columbia's winning 4×400 meter relay.

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