Rachel Baxter

  • Rachel
  • Baxter

  • Event
    Pole Vault
  • Class
    Freshman
  • High School/Other
    Canyon
  • Hometown
    Orange, Calif.

Updated: May 18, 2018

2018 outdoor: Finished third in the pole vault at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a height of 4.35 meters (14 feet, 3.25 inches) ... Posted a new personal best in the pole vault at the National Relay Championships with a mark of 4.36 meters (14 feet, 3.5 inches) to finish third … Placed fifth in the pole vault at the Mt. Sac Relays with a mark of 4.20 meters (13 feet, 9.25 inches) … Set a new personal best in the pole vault at the Tennessee Relays with a mark of 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1.25 inches) to claim first … In her first outdoor event, turned in a mark of 4.15 meters (13 feet, 7.25 inches) in the pole vault at the Home Depot Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays to finish fourth.

2018 indoor: Finished 11th in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships with a height of 4.21 meters (13 feet, 9.75 inches) … Set a new career best in the pole vault at the ACC Championships with a mark of 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1.25 inches), placing second … Posted a height of 3.98 meters (13 feet, 0.75 inches) in the pole vault at the Akron Invitational, earning fourth place ... Placed second for the third consecutive week in the pole vault, vaulting a height of 4.25 meters (13 feet, 11.25 inches) at the Bob Pollack Invitational … Turned in a mark of 4.10 meters (13 ft., 5.25 in.) at the Gladstein Invitational to place second … In her first collegiate meet, posted a second-place finish at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a mark of 4.27 meters (14 ft, 0 in.).

High school: Graduated from Canyon … Four-time letterwinner for coach BJ Vandrovec … 2016 Orange County Female Athlete of the Year … Three-time All-County (Orange County) track and field team honoree … Crestview League MVP, Girls Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year … Two-time Canyon Female Athlete of the Year … OCADA Crestview League Female Athlete of the Year … Two-time (2016, 2017) high school All-American No. 1 girls’ pole vault by Track & Field News Magazine … Two-time CIF State Champion in pole vault … Set the NFHS, California, Orange County and Canyon High School record pole vault mark … Two-time USA Junior Champion … Won the 2017 Pan American Junior Championship … Carried a 4.2 GPA and was a National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born April 5, 1999 … Daughter of Tony and Sandy Baxter … Has a sister, Caitlin … Majoring in university studies.

Baxter's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor
PV - 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1.25 inches), ACC Championships (2018) PV – 4.36m (14 feet, 3.5 inches), National Relay Championships (2018)