Matthew Baker

  • Matthew
  • Baker

  • Event
    Sprints
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Leonardtown
  • Hometown
    Leonardtown, Md.

Updated: May 31, 2017

2017 outdoor: Competed in the 400-meter dash at the ACC Championships, earning a top-25 finish in the event ... Also ran the 400 at four different meets during the regular season, recording a personal-best time of 48.56 seconds at the War Eagle Invitational ... Was a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the Penn Relays, finishing with a time of 3:08.75 in the Men's College Final.

2017 indoor: Competed in the 400-meter dash at five meets as a freshman, with a top time of 49.11 seconds coming in the prelims at the ACC Championships ... Also was a member of the 4x400 relay team at the ACC Championships, placing seventh overall with a time of 3:12.09 – good enough for third on Tech’s all-time list ... Ran the 500 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational, recording a personal-best time of 1:06.17.

High school: Participated in indoor and outdoor track for three seasons, winning four letters at Leonardtown ... Earned all-SMAC honors his senior year … Holds a school record in the 300-meter event (36.40) and the 500-meter race (1:10.06).

Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1998 ... Son of Timothy and Lynn Baker ... Has two younger siblings, Megan and Michael ... Majoring in general engineering with plans to focus on mechanical and science engineering.

Baker's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

400m - 49.11, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

500m - 1:06.17, VT Invitational (2017)

400m - 48.56, War Eagle Invitational (2017)