MIKELE 'Miki' BARBER
PRs: 100m – 11.02 (2007)
Born: October 4, 1980 in Livingston, N.J.
Current Residence: Duluth, Ga.
High School: Montclair (NJ) ‘98
College: South Carolina ‘03
Coach: Gail Devers
Agent: Emanuel Hudson
Career Highlights: 2007 World Outdoor 4x100m gold medalist; 2007 Pan Am Games 100m gold medalist and 4x100m silver medalist; 2000 NCAA Outdoor 400m champ; 2000 NCAA Indoor 200m champ; 1999 NCAA Outdoor 400m runner-up
At the 2007 IAAF World Championships, Barber ran the third leg of the 4x100m. After receiving the baton in a virtual dead heat with Jamaica, Barber blew the race open, giving Team USA a large lead, which Torri Edwards held on to, and the U.S. claimed gold in a world-leading 41.98...Barber broke the 28-year old Pan American Games record and set a personal best in winning the women's 100m in 11.02 seconds, she went on to anchor the 4x100m relay to a silver in 43.62...clocked a U.S. leading time of 50.63 at 400m (personal best) at the 2001 SEC championships. Later in the month, Barber lowered her personal best at 200m, with a time of 22.71 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…Has a twin sister, Me’Lisa, who is the 2005 USA 100m champ...the twins have been featured on Oxygen Sports and in Sports Illustrated...SI also tabbed Barber its Track & Field Player of the Year for the 2001 season... goes by nickname of Miki...Hobbies include ceramics ... Favorite athlete is the late Florence Griffith Joyner... Barber was part of the 2000 Olympic 4x400m relay pool, but she did not compete in Sydney.
2011: 3rd at USA Outdoors (10.96)
2008: 7th in 200m semi-finals at Olympic Trials (23.04), 8th in 100m quarterfinal (11.29)
2007: World Outdoor 4x100m gold medalist (41.98)...6th at USA Outdoors (11.27)…Pan Am Games champion (11.02PR)…6th at Reebok Grand Prix (11.14)...ranked #10 in the world (#6 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 11.02.
2006: 6th in 100m at USA Outdoors (11.27)…4th at Ostrava (11.39)…6th in 200m at Oslo (23.42).
2005: did not compete
2004: did not compete
2003: 1st in NCAA Indoor heats (23.06)…5th in 200 at NCAA Indoors (23.12), 8th in 400 (53.03)…1st in heat at Knoxville (23.46)…1st in 400 at Gainesville (52.43)…bests of 23.06i and 51.92i.
2002: did not compete
2001: Gold medalist at 4x400m relay at World University Games (3:28.04)… World University Games 400m bronze medalist (51.92)…3rd in 400m at NCAA Indoors (52.87)… 4th in 200m at NCAA Indoors (23.41)…6th in 200m at NCAA Outdoors (23.51)…4th in 400m at NCAA Outdoors (53.00)…ran 50.63PR at SEC Championships, fastest time by an American in 2001…6th in 400m at U.S. Outdoors (52.70)…ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN…bests of 22.71 and 50.63.
2000: 5th in 400 at Olympic Trials (51.17)...set PR of 50.98 while winning the SEC outdoor 400... won NCAA Indoor (23.06)...won NCAA Outdoors 400 (51.14)...set 200 PR of 22.98 at Chapel Hill, NC, on June 18... ranked #6 in U.S. at 400m by T&FN... bests of 50.98 and 22.98.
1999: 8th at USA Outdoors 400 and 2nd at NCAA Outdoors...2nd at World University Games 400... ranked #7 in 400 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 23.05 and 51.03.
1998: 2nd at USA Juniors 400 and 8th at World Juniors...bests of 23.94 and 52.56.