As A Junior (2011-12): Indoor - Long Jump: Placed second at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) with a BIG EAST qualifying 5.69 meter effort ... set a personal-best distance of 5.78 meters to place second at the Long Island Championship (Jan. 20) ... competed in both the BIG EAST (Feb. 18) and ECAC (March 3) Championships ... Triple Jump: finished second with a season-best 11.47 meter jump at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) ... placed top-five at both the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 14) and the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 26) ... Outdoor - Long Jump: tied for first place at the St. John's Monday Meeting (April 9) with a jump of 4.90 meters ... recorded a season-best jump of 5.58 meters at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) ... Triple Jump: posted a BIG EAST qualifying 11.72 meter performance at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) ... placed second at the Yale Invite (April 30) with an 11.35 meter jump.
As A Sophomore (2010-11): Cross Country - Ran a 17:59 at the 4K Venetian Cup (Sept. 4) to open the season ... finished with a time of 22:04.74 at the 5K C.W. Post Invite (Sept. 18) ... Indoor - placed fourth overall in the triple jump at the Princeton Quad Meet (Jan. 7) with a distance of 10.80 meters ... recorded a long jump of 4.68 meters at the NYU Gotham Cup (Jan. 14) ... Outdoor - Triple Jump: qualified for the BIG EAST Championships with a fourth place jump of 11.28 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational (April 1) ... Long Jump: earned a fifth place finish at the Rutgers Invitational (April 9) with a jump of 5.42 meters ... finished second at the St. John's Monday Meeting (April 11) with a jump of 5.54 meters. ... won the Yale Springtime Invitational (May 1) with a jump of 11.87 meters ... pulled off a career-best performance of 12.00 meters to place tenth overall at the BIG EAST Championships (May 6).
As A Freshman (2009-10): Cross Country - Was a top-five finisher for the Red Storm in all but one race ... best 5K performance was 19:52 at the ECAC Championships (Nov. 21), finishing second on the team ... top 6K time was 23:36 as she finished third on the team at the Paul Short Invite (Oct. 2)...placed third on the team at the BIG EAST Championships (Oct. 31) with a time of 25:10 (6K) ... Indoor - Triple Jump: Took first place in the Yale Invitational (Jan. 9) and Night At The Armory (Jan. 16) ... qualified for the ECAC Championships with a fourth-place finish at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 30), jumping 38 feet, 11 inches ... scored points with a sixth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 20) ... notched a season-best jump of 39 feet, 2 inches in a ninth-place finish at the ECAC Championships (March 7) ... Long Jump: Made her best jump at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 20), reaching 17 feet, 1.5 inches ... Outdoor - Triple Jump: Placed fourth at the USF Invitational (March 19) with a jump of 38 feet, 1.9 inches ... finished third at the Metropolitan Championships (April 17) with a distance of 37 feet, 2 inches ... made her season best jump of 38 feet, 7 inches at the NYC Qualifying Challenge (May 7) ... Long Jump: season-best distance 17 feet, 10 inches was recorded at USF Invitational (March 19) ... competed at the USATF Junior Nationals and Empire State Games over the summer.
At Bayshore: Earned six varsity letters in track and cross country ... named Suffolk County Athlete of the Year in 2009 ... earned team MVP honors for cross country, winter track and spring track ... team captain for two years ... set school records in the triple jump (39 feet, 10.5 inches) and long jump (18 feet, 9 inches).
Personal: Daughter of Cathy and Keith Barnes ... has one sibling, Kenneth (17) ... her goal is to run at the professional level ... cites high school Coach Steve Borbet as the most influential person on her athletic career ... has traveled to Australia ... intends to major in Psychology.
Off the Track
Favorite Travel Destination: Honolulu, Hawaii
Favorite Movie: The Proposal
Favorite TV Show: America's Next Top Model
Favorite Song: "Dangerously in Love" by Beyonce