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CECILIA BARNES
Event: Discus
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
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 runner-up

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 (60.17m/197-5PR)
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.

8/28/07