Women's 6k to run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Men's 8k slated for 11 a.m.
JUNIOR (2011) Competed in five of the team's seven meets and posted a career-best 8K time coming at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), finished in 25:00.50... Finished 45th at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 25:03.3... Took ninth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a time of 27:17.93 to help Kansas win the team title... Finished 34th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:16.15... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in all six meets for the Jayhawks, with his top finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), a sixth-place finish... Ran a career-best 8k time of 25:34.60 at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), finishing 147th... Ran at the Big 12 Championships for the second-consecutive season, posting a 49th-place finish with a time of 25:52.99... Was one of six Jayhawks to run at the NCAA Midwest regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of 31:40.53 and placing 64th... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Was a member of the Jayhawks' travel squad for much of the season, competing in five of six meets... Posted a season-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/30), where he finished sixth on the squad and 82nd overall in a field of 245 competitors... Ran a 25:59.30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)... Competed at the Big 12 Championships, posting an 8K time of 27:04.58 to take 71st place.
FRESHMAN (2008) Utilized redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL Competed in both cross country and track at Colby High School... Runner-up at the 2007 Kansas Class 4A State Cross Country Championships... All-state as a senior in 2007... Member of the Kansas all-state academic team in 2006 and 2007... NWKL Academic All-League 2004-07... Selected to the all-league team in 2004 and 2005... Runner-up in the 3,200 meters at the 2008 Kansas Track and Field State Championships... Placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2008 state track and field meet... Finished in third place at state in the 800 meters... Fourth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2007 state track and field meet... Placed third in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 state meet... Sixth place at state in 2006 as a sophomore in the 3,200 meters.
PERSONAL Son of Leo and Janice Baden... Born in Superior, Neb... High school valedictorian... Graduated with a bachelor's in math in the fall of 2011 and is currently enrolled in the master's math course at KU.