05/17/04 — Warriors' Shelly Baker, Matt Interrante claim regional titles

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Warriors' Shelly Baker, Matt Interrante claim regional titles

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on May 17, 2004 1:56 PM

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne senior Shelly Baker emerged the 300-meter low hurdles champion and qualified for next Saturday's N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A Track and Field Championships.

Baker bested the eastern regional field with a time of 47.1 seconds on the Demon Terror-Tory Stadium track at Fike High School. She also ran legs on the 800- and 1,600-meter relays, which also earned a spot in the state meet. Joining her on the relays are Jeannetta Randolph, Lyndsey Fennell and Eugenia Baker.

Jamie Vogt claimed runner-up honors in the 1,600-meter run and finished fourth in the 800.

The Warriors' 400-meter relay of Randolph, Alexandra Randall, Fennell and Eugenia Baker will also participate in next weekend's season-ending meet.

Long-distance specialist Matt Interrante seized the regional championship in the 3,200 with a time of 10:25. Teammate Michael Lawerence claimed second in the 1,600 with a time of 4:41.67.

Chris Campbell will join the duo in Raleigh after placing fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles.

The day-long meet begins at 10 a.m. at the Paul Derr Track on the campus of N.C. State.