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Tia Baker Grade 11, Frances Kelsey Secondary

Tia Baker prepares for a race. - file
Tia Baker prepares for a race.
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Signature sports moment of 2012: I won all my sprinting events at the Vancouver Island championship track meet. It was exciting because I was in Grade 10 and was competing against Grade 11 and 12 girls. I had to compete against older girls in order to quality to go to the provincial championship.

Coach’s words of wisdom: “Some people will bring you down in life and some people will bring you up.  You have to choose which ones you’ll surround yourself with”   — coach Dacre Bowen.

Biggest obstacle to overcome: Staying motivated when life gets busy with family, work, school and friends.

Best teammate ever: Lexie Scott is the best teammate I’ve ever had.  She trains with me in Victoria. She’s always been there for me outside training and pushes me physically during training.

Benefits of being in high-level sports: It has given me confidence in my ability to succeed, not only on the track, but life in general.

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