The sophomore will first take part in the high jump before moving to the relay. She’ll then complete her exhausting day by running the 100.
“I just go from one event right to another,” said Baucham, a former Crescenta Valley High girls’ track and field standout. “I’ve been working out harder and I’ve gotten a lot more competitive.
“I’ll go out there and do as many events as they need me to do.”
That’s an added bonus for the Vaqueros, who are one of the top teams in Southern California and the state. With her multiple skill set, Baucham would like to help the Vaqueros win a state team title and contend for the high jump crown at the California Community College Track and Field Championships at San Mateo College in Northern California in May.
Glendale college track and field Coach Eddie Lopez said she’s on the right path.
“She can give us big points,” Lopez said. “It’s her intensity, being focused on doing well and being able to come up with a plan.
“She’s very strong because she’s been involved with doing lots of conditioning since last spring. My assistant, Tomas Aguirre, said she’s got some speed and we convinced her that she could do the 100 and the relay along with the high jump.”
The plan hasn’t backfired with Baucham, who posted a 5-4 to win the high jump Friday at the fourth Western State Conference meet of the season at Glendale college’s Sartoris Field, helping lead the charge for the Vaqueros.
Baucham, who finished sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet 3 inches at the state meet at Cerritos College last season, has stuck to the arrangement.