PR: DT – 60.17m/197-5 (2007); HT – 58.98m/193-6 (2006)
Born: July 24, 1980
Current Residence: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Clovis West (Clovis, Calif.) HS ‘98
College: Washington ’99, Cal State Bakersfield ‘06
Coach: Scott Semar
Career Highlights: 4th at 2007 USA Outdoors; 3-time NCAA Div. II DT
champion (’04, ’05, ’06); 2006 NCAA Div. II HT champion; 2005 NCAA Div. II HT
After an outstanding career at Cal State Bakersfield, Cecilia Barnes recorded
her best U.S. finish at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships, placing fourth in
the discus. Her performance earned Barnes a spot on the U.S. World Championships
team. Also in 2007, Barnes set a personal-best at the Modesto Relays. In 2006,
Barnes ended her collegiate career with NCAA Division II titles in both the
discus and hammer, as well as a fourth-place finish in the shot put. It was her
third consecutive NCAA Div. II discus title. Barnes was the NCAA Div. II
runner-up in the hammer throw. After a four-year break from competing, Barnes
burst back onto the track scene in 2004 by winning her first NCAA Div. II crown
in the discus.
2007: 4th at USA Outdoors (55.51m/182-1)…13th in qual. at World
Outdoors (53.02m/173-11)...3rd at Modesto Relays
2006: 5th at USA Outdoors (55.57m/182-4)…NCAA Div. II DT (55.99m/183-8), HT (58-98m/193-6PR) champion…4th in SP at NCAA Div. II Outdoors (14.63m/48-0)…1st in DT (57.26m/187-10), HT (56.67m/185-11), SP (14.29m/46-10.75) at California Collegiate Athletic Association Champs…ranked #6 in the U.S. at DT by T&FN…bests of 57.26m/187-10, 58.98m/193-6 (HT).
2005: 6th at USA Outdoors (57.44m/188-5)…NCAA Div. II champion (57.75m/189-6), HT runner-up (58.25m/191-1)…ranked #7 in the U.S. at DT by T&FN…bests of 58.48m/191-10, 58.25m/191-1 (HT).
2004: NCAA Div. II champion (51.28m/168-3)…bests of 54.79m/179-9, 54.03m/177-3 (HT).
2003: Did not compete.
2002: Did not compete.
2001: Did not compete.
2000: Did not compete.
1999: Pac 10 runner-up…bests of 53.57m/175-9, 43.83m/143-9 (HT).
1998: Best of 48.98m/160-8.