Portia Baker
Portia Baker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Jamestown, N.C.

High School:
Southwest Guilford

Position:
Sprints


2004-05: Enjoyed strong rookie season during indoor and outdoor competitions (200- and 400-meter events) ... Finished fourth in the C-USA Indoor Championships in the 400 with a season-best time of 56.21 ... Qualified for the ECAC Championships and was 10th in the prelim race (56.63) ... Made collegiate debut at the Virginia Tech Invitational Jan. 14 in the 200, earning a 23rd-place standing (25.47) ... Top performance was a 25.34 mark at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 11) ... Member of three separate squads which competed in the 1,600-meter relay (4x400) ... Recorded seven ECAC qualifying times, including a new school-record with a time of 3:42.63 to earn a second-place finish at the ECAC Championships in Boston ... Squad, which also included Simone Baptiste, Terri Davenport and Tara DeBrielle, was second at the C-USA Championships two weeks earlier ... Qualified for the finals of the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 400 with a personal-best time of 55.00 (finished eighth overall) ... Did not finish lower than fifth in three regular season 400 races ... Key member of record-setting 4x400 relay squad which logged a school-record clip of 3:38.98 at the Penn Relays to earn regional NCAA qualification status ... Captured ECAC title in the event and stood sixth in the C-USA Championships ... Helped ECU to fifth-place standing at the C-USA Championships in the 4x100 relay (45.85).

Personal: An athletic training major ... Daughter of Augustus and Debra Baker ... Has one brother (Augustus III).