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Keshia Baker

Keshia Baker

Event: 400m
Height: 5-7
Weight: 135
PR: 50.76 (2010)
Born: 01/30/1988
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Fairfield High School ’06 (Fairfield, Calif.)
College: Oregon ‘10
Coach: Quincy Watts
Agent: Kimberly Holland
Sponsor: Saucony
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Collegiate Championships
2010 NCAA Outdoor (3:28.54) and Indoor 4x400m (3:32.97) champ
2010 NCAA Indoor runner-up (51.63)
 
International Championships
Ran in heats for gold medal winning 4x400m team at 2012 Olympics (3:22:09)

Awards and Honors
Six-time Oregon school record holder
 
About Keshia
One the young and bright faces of the women’s 400m, Baker’s made her first Olympic team in 2012 as a member of the relay pool for London. She recently concluded a brilliant career with Oregon. Baker is no stranger to the relays as a member of the Ducks’ 2010 NCAA Outdoor and Indoor 4x400m championship teams. She finished runner-up at NCAA Indoors in 2010 to only to Francena McCorory who set an indoor American record in the race. Started a non-profit organization while at Oregon called Save our Student-Athletes, which is geared to supplying after school K-12 programs for budget-stricken youth. A member of the honor roll and majored in psychology at Oregon.
Results
2012:
1st at DecaNation (52.23); Ran in heats of 1st place 4x400m relay team at Olympic Games (3:22.09); 6th at Olympic Trials (51.23); 1st at Jerome International Classic (51.52); 1st at St. Martin International in 400m (51.37) and 200m (23.37); 1st at Johnson/Joyner Kersee Invite (51.48); 2nd at Sydney Classic (52.47); 4th at Perth Classic (53.00); 1st at NAU Open in 400m (53.67i). 
2011: 7th at USA Outdoors (52.21); 2nd at Dakar (52.39); 1st at Mt. SAC Relays (51.98); 1st at Tommie Lister Classic (51.61); ran in the prelims of the gold medal winning 4x400m team at World Outdoors
2010: NCAA Indoor runner-up (51.63); NCAA Outdoor 4x400m champ (3:28.54); NCAA Indoor 4x400m champ (3:32.97); 4th at NCAA Outdoors (52.34); NCAA West Regional champ (51.60); PAC-10 champ (50.76PR).
2009: 8th at USA Outdoors (52.47); 4th at NCAA Indoors (53.39); 5th at NCAA Outdoors (51.29); NCAA West Regional champ (52.49); PAC-10 champ (51.74).
2008: 2nd at NCAA West Regional (53.50); PAC-10 champ (53.27).
2007: 9th at PAC-10 (54.90); best of 54.43 at Eugene Oregon Invitational.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – 100m, 12.05; 200m, 23.46; 400m, 51.61 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 43 in the world); 4x400m, 3:23.17 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); Ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN.
2010: Indoor bests – 60m, 7.73; 200m, 23.92; 400m, 51.63 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); 4x400m, 3:32.97 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 200m, 23.41; 400m, 50.76 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); 4x100m, 43.74 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 22 in the world); 4x400m, 3:28.54 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN.
2009: Indoor bests – 200m, 24.22; 400m, 53.27 (No. 13 in the USA, No. 33 in the world); Outdoor bests – 200m, 23.70; 400m, 51.29 (No. 11 in the USA, No. 30 in the world); Ranked No. 10 in the USA by T&FN.
2008: Indoor bests – 400m, 53.52; Outdoor bests – 200m, 24.31; 400m, 53.27; 800m, 2:14.76
2007: Indoor bests – 200m, 25.39; Outdoor bests – 400m, 54.43
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