Kenneth Baxter
Kenneth Baxter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New York, N.Y.

High School:
Academy of Science

Last College:
Jacksonville

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
04/17/1982



2004 (Outdoor): Redshirted after missing second half of season due to injury ... placed sixth in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the 100 at the Sea Ray Relays ... (Indoor) All-American in the 200 ... placed second in the 200 with a school-record time of 20.57 seconds ... has earned three All-America citations in three chances ... Big Ten Champion in the 60 and runner-up in the 200 ... was the conference's 200 champion in 2003 ... is the second Boilermaker in as many years to win the 60 title, with Prentice Stovall claiming that championship in 2003 ... beat out Wisconsin freshman Demi Omole by .03 seconds to maintain Purdue's modest streak ... could not repeat as 200 champion at the conference meet, losing out to Minnesota's Mitch Potter by tenth of a second ... came within .01 seconds of breaking his varsity record in the 60 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, clocking a season-best time of 6.71 ... also won 60 titles at the Ohio State Triangular, the Indiana State Dual and in front of a hometown crowd at the N.Y. Armory ... Baxter's winning Armory time of 6.76 beat Texas' Brendan Christian by .01 seconds ... his time of 6.76 recorded in Columbus, Ohio established a new Ohio State Fieldhouse record ... registered NCAA provisional times in the 200 at the N.Y. Armory (21.13), Big Ten Championships (21.19) and at the Husker Invitational (21.16) ... his 21.16 time at Nebraska gave him runner-up honors to Kansas' Leo Bookman ... won his first two 200 races of the season at the Ohio State Triangular and against Indiana State.

2003 (Outdoor): All-American in the 200 ... achieved All-American status after placing seventh at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20.99 ... reached the 200 championships after placing seventh in the semifinals with a mark of 20.92 ... competed with the 4x100 relay team, which placed fifth in its preliminary heat (39.71) ... same team also placed fifth at NCAA Mideast Regionals with a time of 39.67 ... as an individual at regionals, placed 10th in the 100 with a career-tying best of 10.44, and took third in the 200 (20.90) ... Big Ten Champion in the 200 ... won race in 20.91 seconds ... led 4x100 team to a conference title, finishing with a time of 39.75 ... scored a second-place time of 10.47 in the 100 ... tied his personal best of 10.44 in the 100 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... automatic qualifier in the 200 after placing third at regionals with a time of 20.90 ... recorded a personal best of 20.86 in the 200 at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., ... set pair of school records with the 4x100 and 4x200 relay squads at the Texas Relays ... 4x100 team clocked a fourth-place time of 39.50 ... 4x200 posted a third-place mark of 1:22.31 ... 4x100 team won regular season titles at the Purdue Invitational and at the prestigious Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. ... (Indoor) Attained first All-America citation in the 200 after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships with a school-record time of 20.78 seconds ... also qualified for the NCAA's in the 60 ... Big Ten Champion in the 200, finishing in 21.20 ... first-place time of 21.07 in the 200 against Indiana and Ohio State established a new a Lambert Fieldhouse record ... captured first place in the 200 at the N.Y. Armory Invitational (20.85) ... set the school record in the 60 at the Armory, coming in second place at 6.70 ... won the 60 title at the Purdue Invitational and at the Indiana/Ohio State Triangular meet.

2002 (Outdoor): Ran a leg of the 4x100 relay team that set a school record (39.82) at the Indiana Dual meet ... competed in the 100 and 200 at the Big Ten Championships, placing 16th in the prelims of both events ... best 100 time was a 10.62 to finish third at the Clemson Invitational ... best 200 time was a wind-aided 22.04 at the Hurricane Invitational ... best legal time was 22.08 in the prelims of the Big Ten meet ... (Indoor) Competed in the 60 and 200 ... top 60 time of season (6.77) ranked second on the all-time indoor performers list ... time came at the Big Ten's ... was first on the team in the 200, clocking a season-best 21.14 at the USATF Championships ... won the 200 at three meets ... also ran the 200 at the Big Ten Championships, clocking the best qualifying time (21.43) in the prelims ... took first in the 60 at the Boilermaker Open.

Jacksonville University: Named Trans-America Athletic Conference freshman of the year after setting conference meet records in the 100 (10.44) and 200 (21.06) ... also ran on the 4x100 relay team.

High School: Received All-America honors in 60 during senior year ... participated in Goodwill Games ... named Athlete of the Year by the Metropolitan Athletic Congress during junior campaign ... three-time junior national qualifier.

Personal: Given name Kenneth Lee Baxter ... born April 17, 1982 ... parents are Estell and Kenneth Baxter ... has a younger sister, Jenoice ... majoring in aviation management.