West Lafayette's Baker eyes possible future in decathlon
Jerry Schultheisss and Nathan Baird for www.jconline.com
Malachi Baker’s track meet itinerary takes him from one corner of the stadium to the other and back again.
When he’s not dominating the pole vault, the West Lafayette senior bounces between throws, jumps and sprint events. But Baker, who maintains a cheerful and outgoing disposition through that hectic schedule, says the biggest challenge is just making sure he keeps changing his shoes.
The area’s top pole vaulter will compete in three other events at Thursday night’s Lafayette Jeff Sectional, and he’s thinking about utilizing his versatility as a decathlete in college.