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Park View HS Alumn, Natalie Baird to be inducted into the VHSL Hall of Fame




Natalie Baird - Park View HS
to be Inducted into the VHSL hall of fame

Outdoor Track & Field
One of the most decorated track and field athletes in VHSL history…Natalie Baird is a seven-time state champion in the discus and shot put…won four-straight state championships in the discus and three state titles in the shot put…currently holds the state discus record with a throw of 161-7 broke a the record that was 27 years old…was never defeated in the discus during her entire high school career…led Park View to state outdoor titles as a junior and senior…three-time Penn Relays Champion in the discus…only female high school student to accomplish feat…a four-time Nike All-American…named All-Met track athlete of the year in 2008…as a freshman in 2005 broke the Group AA discus record with a first-place throw of 139-11…also set district and region meet records as well…established another state record in the discus as a sophomore with a throw of 152-05…finished 1st place in the discuss at the 112th Penn Relays…broke the USATF Junior Olympic National discus record with a throw of 152-02…named to Nike All-American team and to All-USA Track Team by USA Today…set district and region meet records in the discus…as a junior again broker her state discus record with a throw of 159-04…repeated her win at the 113th Penn Relays…Nike All-American…established district and region records in the discus…as a senior won her fourth straight discuss title and established a new record with a throw of 161-07…Nike All-American in the discus and shot put…finished 1st in the discus and 3rd in the hammer throw at the 2008 USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships…selected Gatorade Virginia Female Athlete of the Year...graduated Salutatorian of her class.

Was an outstanding outdoor and indoor track athlete at William & Mary…broke the freshman records in both the indoor shot put and weight throw…named CAA Outdoor Track Rookie of the Year…set W&M’s outdoor school records in the discus, and freshman records in the discus, hammer, and shot put… won the CAA outdoor title in the discuss as a sophomore…earned four All-CAA and three All-East honors.