Keshia Baker

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Keshia Baker
Personal information
Born (1988-01-30) January 30, 1988 (age 33)
Fairfield, California
Height1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
CountryUSA
SportAthletics
Event(s)4 × 400m Relay

Keshia Chantay Baker (born January 30, 1988 Fairfield, California)[1] is an American track and field athlete. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 400 m relay event, running in the heats and winning a gold medal.[2]

While running for her home town Fairfield High School, she finished third in the 400 meters at the 2006 CIF California State Meet.[3] She had been a finalist the previous two years. Then she ran for the University of Oregon. At the 2010 NCAA Championships, she anchored Oregon's winning 4x400 relay team to victory, while finishing fourth in the open 400 meters. Earlier in the season, she was runner up in 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships,[4] both times behind future Olympic teammate Francena McCorory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NBCOlympics.com. "Keshia Baker". NBCOlympics.com. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Keshia Baker. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/TRACK/2006/stat_res.htm
  4. ^ https://www.flotrack.org/video/5201598-keisha-baker-400-runner-up-4x4-champ-2010-ncaa-indoor-championships