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Me'LISA BARBER
Events:
100m
Height: 5-4
Weight: 125
PRs: 100m - 10.95 (2007); 200m - 22.37 (2005), 400m - 50.87 (2002)
Born: October 4, 1980 in Livingston, N.J.
Current Residence: Suwanee, Ga.
High School: Montclair (NJ) '98
College: South Carolina '02
Agent: Chris Layne
Coach: Gail Devers
Club: adidas

Career Highlights: 2006 World Indoor and USA Indoor 60m champion; 2006 Indoor Visa Championship Series winner; 2005 World Outdoor 4X100m relay gold medalist; 2005 USA Outdoor 100m champion; 2003 World Outdoor 4x400m relay gold medalist; 2001 World University Games 4x400m relay gold medalist; 2-time NCAA Outdoor relay champion; 2002 NCAA Outdoor 400m runner-up

Barber set a new personal record early in the season in 2007 at the adidas Track Classic, running the 100 meters in 10.95 seconds before succumbing to injury in the semifinals at the USA Outdoor Championships…Barber and 2005 World 100m champion Lauryn Williams had a tremendous battle in the women's 60m final at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Champs, with both finishing in the world-leading time of 7.01 seconds. Officials studied the photo and announced that Barber had barely out-leaned Williams at the finish to win the gold…Barber moved to the 100m in 2005, earning her first U.S. title in the process. She ran the third leg in winning gold in the 4x100m relay at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki. Earlier in Helsinki, Barber finished fifth in the 100m…She won her first major international championships gold medal by running the lead leg on Team USA’s winning 4x400m relay team at the 2003 World Outdoors in Paris…she also ran on the 2001 Team USA World University Games gold medal winning 4x400m relay team with University of South Carolina teammates Demetria Washington, Carolyn Jackson and her twin sister Miki…she has been featured with Miki in stories in USA Today, Track and Field News, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women and on an Oxygen Network television special, A Touch of Class…as a sophomore at USC, she ran the opening leg in teaming with her sister Miki to set a school record of 3:33.14 at USC finished as the runners-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…as a New Jersey prep star, she was named second team all-state in the 55m in 1998 and first team all-state in the 100m and 200m outdoors that year...her 4x100m and 4x400m high school relays at Montclair HS were both honored as All-American...as a senior she was ranked #3 on the Track & Field News prep list in the 100 meters...was #4 on the 200m list…majored in Retail Management and with a minor in Business at South Carolina...nickname is Lisa...hobbies include watching TV and listening to music...favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.

2008: 6th in 100m semifinal at Olympic Trials semi-finals (11.07)...1st in 100m B at Reebok Grand Prix (11.13)…8th at adidas Track Classic (11.39)…4th at Clermont (11.24)...best of 11.07.
2007:
1st in heats (10.95), 7th in semifinals (11.42) at USA Outdoors…3rd at adidas Track Classic (10.95PR)…4th at Athens (11.19)…2nd at Paris (11.19)…3rd at Lausanne (11.11)…2nd at Rome (11.11)…ranked #5 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN…best of 10.95.
2006: World Indoor champion (7.01)...USA Indoor 60m champion (7.06)...4th at World Athletics Final (11.10)...2nd at adidas Track Classic (11.06)...3rd at Rome (11.08)...2nd at Lausanne (11.03)...1st in 200m at Road to Eugene '08 (22.92)...1st at Boston Indoor Games (7.09i)...2nd at Millrose (7.098i)...2nd at Tyson (7.11i)...ranked #3 in the world (#2 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN…best of 11.03.
2005:
World Outdoor 4X100m relay gold medalist (41.78)...5th in 100m at World Outdoors (11.09)...USA Outdoor 100m champion (11.10) and 4th in 200m at USA Outdoors (22.37PR); she ran (11.04PR) in the semi finals...1st in 100m at Reebok Grand Prix (11.05w)...2nd in 100m at Yokohama (11.08)...5th in 100m at World Athletics Final (11.09)...4th in 100m at adidas Track Classic (11.27)...7th in 200m at adidas Track Classic (22.93w)...ranked #5 in the world (#2 U.S.) at 100m and #10 in the world (#5 U.S.) at 200m by T&FN...bests of 23.01, 50.87best of 11.04 and 22.37.
2004:
3rd at Home Depot (51.95)...4th in 400m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (53.11)...6th in 60m at Millrose Games (8.57).
2003: 5th at U.S. Outdoors (52.04)...World Outdoor 4x400m relay gold medalist (1st leg 3:22.63 World Leader)...best of 52.04.
2002: 8th at USA Outdoors (53.90)...2nd at NCAA Outdoors (50.87)...5th at NCAA Outdoors 200m (23.29)...4th at SEC 200m, 3rd at SEC 100m...ran third leg on NCAA Outdoor Championship 4x400m relay team...ranked #8 by T&FN...bests of 23.01, 50.87.
2001: 7th at USA Outdoors (53.55)...8th in 200m, 6th in 400m, 2nd at 4x100m relay (3rd leg) & 3rd in 4x400m relay at NCAA Outdoors (1st leg)...3rd at World University Games 4x400m relay in 3:28.04 (1st leg)...2nd at SEC 100m, 6th at SEC in 200m...ranked #9 in U.S. at 400m by T&FN...bests of 11.46, 23.43, 52.18.
2000: 5th in opening round at U.S. Olympic Trials 200m (24.07)...1st at NCAA Outdoors 4x400m relay (1st leg), 3rd at NCAA Outdoor 4x100m (1st leg)...bests of 11.59 & 23.23.
1999: 5th at USA Juniors 100m, 4th at USA Juniors 200m, 8th in 200m semis at NCAA Outdoors...bests of 11.40 & 23.74.
1998: 6th at USA Juniors 200m (23.63)...6th in 100m semi at USA Juniors...bests of 11.57 & 23.93

06/09/08

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