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Natalie Baird
Position: Throws
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Sterling, Va.
High School: Park View
Alma Mater: William and Mary
Graduating Year: 2012
Major: Kinesiology and Psychology
Natalie Baird Bio
Courtesy: Jacob Skipper
Release: 01/01/1999

Indoor Mark Date
Shot Put 13.42m (44-0.5) 2/7/09
Weight Throw 15.52m (50-11) 2/20/09
Outdoor Mark Date
Shot Put 13.69m (44-11) 4/21/12
Discus 47.72m (156-7) 5/2/09
Hammer 48.85m (160-3) 5/8/10

2011-12
Indoor: Came near to a personal-best in the weight throw at George Mason, throwing 15.44m (50-8) for second place ... Best effort in the shot put came at the Vince Brown Invitational ... Put the shot 41-5.25 for third place.
Outdoor: Threw six of the 13 best-ever discus throws during the spring season ... Earned her third All-East honor with a fifth-place throw in the discus at the ECAC Championships ... Threw the disc 45.92m (150-8) for the honor ... Took a pair of all-conference awards at the CAA Championships ... Finished second in the discus, with a season-best throw of 47.29m (155-2) ... Third in the shot put with a put of 13.36m (43-10) ... Named CAA Athlete of the Week on May 1st after taking fourth in the discus at the Penn Relays ... Career-best put of 13.69m (44-11) came at the New Captain's Classic ... Third in the hammer at the Colonial Relays with a season's-best 47.60m (156-2) ... Also third in the discus and sixth in the shot put at the Relays.

2010-11
Indoor: Redshirted.
Outdoor: Redshirted.

2009-10
Indoor: Had a season's-best effort in the shot put of 43-4.25 at Liberty ... Also reached her season-best in the weight throw at Liberty, achieving a distance of 48-4 (14.73m).
Outdoor: Won the CAA title in the discus with a throw of 149-7 (45.59m) ... Qualified for the ECAC Championships, where she was named All-East for the second time after finishing fifth ... Made the best mark of the season at the ECAC meet, throwing for 151-9 (46.25m) ... Won four of her nine discus competitions ... Reset her career-best in the hammer at CNU in May, throwing for 160-3 (48.85m) ... Fourth in the hammer at the CAA Championships ... Also took sixth in the shot put at the conference meet.

2008-09
Indoor: Broke the freshman records in both the shot put and weight throw ... Won the shot put at CNU in January ... The following week at CNU, put the shot 44-0.5 ... Best weight throw of the year came at Virginia Tech, with a distance of 50-11.
Outdoor: CAA Rookie of the Year ... U.S. Junior Nationals qualifier in both the discus and hammer ... Set W&M's school record in the discus, and freshman records in the discus, hammer, and shot put ... All-East after finishing sixth in the discus at the ECAC Championships ... Named All-CAA twice, finishing third in both the discus and shot put at the CAA Championships ... Also took fifth in the hammer at the conference meet ... Broke W&M's school record in the discus that had survived 27 years on the second weekend of the season ... Won the discus at Richmond with a throw of 152-9 ... Reset the record three more times, until it stood at 156-7 after she won at George Mason in May ... Also won at CNU in May, the Colonial Relays, and the Tribe Open ... Put the shot 43-9 at Virginia in mid-April ... Gained the freshman hammer record and a U.S. Junior qualification in June at a USAT&F qualifier, throwing for 159-11 ... At the Junior National meet, finished 19th in the hammer and sixth in the discus.

At Park View: Four-time Virginia AA State Champion and record-holder in the discus throw ... Three-time AA State Champion in the shot put ... Holds the Virginia state record in the discus with a throw of 161-7 ... Throw is the best ever by a Virginia female high school student ... Three-time Penn Relays Champion in the discus ... Only female high school student to accomplish feat ... Named to the All-USA track team by USA Today as a sophomore ... USATF Junior Olympic national discus record holder for intermediate girls ... Four-time Nike All-American ... Named to the All-Met team by the Washington Post three times ... Named All-Met Track Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... Gatorade Virginia Girls’ Track Athlete of the Year ... Finished second as a sophomore, fourth as a junior, and third as a senior at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the discus ... Finished fifth as a senior in the weight throw at the Nike Indoor Nationals ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also a member of the Spanish Honor Society ... Salutatorian of her class.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Donna Baird ... Mother, Donna, attended the College ... Enjoys singing, music, and swimming.

Championship Performances
USAT&F Junior Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
6/26/09 Discus 47.44m (155-8) 6th  
6/25/09 Hammer Throw 46.39m (152-2) 19th  
Region Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
5/29/09 Discus 44.19m (145-0) 18th  
ECAC Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
5/11/12 Discus 45.92m (150-8) 5th All-East
5/14/10 Discus 46.25m (151-9) 5th All-East
5/15/09 Discus 45.60m (149-7) 6th All-East
CAA Championships
Date Event Performance Place Award
5/5/12 Shot Put 13.36m (43-10) 3rd All-CAA
5/4/12 Discus 47.29m (155-2) 2nd All-CAA
4/30/10 Discus 45.59m (149-7) 1st CAA Champion
4/18/09 Shot Put 13.30m (43-7.75) 3rd All-CAA
4/17/09 Discus 43.06m (141-3) 3rd All-CAA
Victories
Date Event Performance Place Meet
4/21/12 Discus 45.84m (150-5) 1st New Captain's Classic
3/30/12 Discus 46.24m (151-8) 1st Fred Hardy Invitational
3/23/12 Discus 45.47m (149-2) 1st Tribe Invitational
5/8/10 Discus 46.21m (151-7) 1st New Captain's Invitational
4/30/10 Discus 45.59m (149-7) 1st CAA Championships
4/17/10 Discus 43.19m (141-8) 1st JMU Invitational
4/10/10 Discus 44.95m (147-6) 1st Mason Spring Invitational
6/21/09 Hammer Throw 48.74m (159-11) 1st Tri-Rivers Association Championships
5/9/09 Discus 45.64m (149-9) 1st New Captain's Classic
5/2/09 Discus 47.72m (156-7) 1st Mason Outdoor Invitational
4/4/09 Discus 45.51m (149-4) 1st Colonial Relays
3/27/09 Discus 46.55m (152-9) 1st Fred Hardy Invitational
3/21/09 Shot Put 13.19m (43-3.25) 1st Tribe Open
3/21/09 Discus 44.13m (144-9) 1st Tribe Open
1/30/09 Shot Put 13.18m (43-3) 1st CNU Captain's Invitational

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