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 Jessi Barnes
Jessi Barnes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bentonville, Ark.

High School:
Bentonville

Height:
5-5

• 2008 All-South Central Region Cross Country

2008 Track: Competed in distance events ranging from the 1,500 meters through the 10,000 meters...Finished ninth in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 35:02.74...That time also ranks as the eighth-best in school history...Placed 21st in the event at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Boulder, Colo....Also competed in the 5,000 meters at the conference meet, taking 13th place overall with a time of 18:22.75...Best time of the season in the 5,000 meters of 16:56.97 came at the Drake Relays...Clocked 9:44.16 in the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational to finish second...Best time of 4:32.64 in the 1,500 meters came at the Michael Johnson Classic in a third-place finish...During the indoor season, finished 13th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:51.04...Took 11th in the 5,000 meters at the conference meet in 17:23.25...Season-best time of 16:45.34 in the 5,000 meters came at the UW Invitational...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team...Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2007 Cross Country: Earned All-South Central Region honors with a 20th-place finish at the regional meet...Competed in six events for the Lady Bears, scoring points on two occasions...Finished fifth at the BYU Autumn Classic for her highest finish of the year...Top time over 6,000 meters came at the region meet, clocking 21:40.6...Also placed in the top-10 with a ninth place showing at the Baylor Twilight Invitational...Finished in 74th place at the Notre Dame Invitational...Finished in 149th place at the Big 12 Championships and took 234th at the NCAA Championships...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team.

2007 Track: Recorded a time of 19:25.75 in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships to finish 20th overall...Clocked a season-best time of 17:33.87 in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational...Top time of 10:26.08 in the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational...Ran 4:47.36 to win the 1,500 meters at the North Texas Invitational...Best time in the 1,500 meters of 4:37.63 came at the Michael Johnson Classic...During indoor, recorded a season-best time of 10:00.99 in the 3,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first-team honors...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2006 Cross Country: Redshirted during the season...Retains junior eligibility in cross country.

2006 Track: Ran a season-best 5:08.77 to finish third in the mile at the Houston Opener...Posted a season-best 10:45.11 to finish third in the 3,000 meters at the Houston Invitational...Recorded a season-best 4:46.25 to finish 18th in the 1,500 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships...Named to the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2005 Cross Country: Competed in five races as a sophomore...Finished 38th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 23:05.20...Finished 40th overall at the Big 12 Championship, matching her season-best time of 22:43...Also ran 22:43 at the Chile Pepper Festival...Finished 84th at the Roy Griak Invitational...Finished fifth as the Bears claimed the top five spots to clinch the team title at the Texas A&M Invitational...Teamed with Brittany McGuire to finish third at the Bear Relays...Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

2005 Track: During the indoor season, finished fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.40 at the Red Raider Classic...Placed 15th in the mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Ran a season-best 5:13.82 in the mile at the Tyson Invitational...Ran an outdoor best 4:46.87 in the 1,500 meters to finish second at the Michael Johnson Classic...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

2004 Cross Country: Ran in six races as freshman...Teamed with Lauren Hagans to finish third at the Bear Relays...Finished just out of the scoring for Baylor at the North Texas Opener, where she finished 16th...Ran at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing 101st overall and sixth among Baylor runners...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.

High School: Lettered for four seasons in track and field and cross country at Bentonville (Ark.) High School for coaches Joe Falcon and Randy Ramaker...Awarded the H.O. French Jr. Memorial Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award her senior season...Earned a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award...Was the outdoor state champion in the mile her junior and senior seasons...Helped lead team to the state championship her senior year...Also captured an individual indoor state championship in the mile during her senior season...Was an all-state track and field and cross country selection...Earned Class 5A West all-conference honors...Owns a personal best of 5:07 in the 1,600 meters...Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal: Full name is Jessi Ann Barnes...Born April 16, 1986, in Little Rock, Ark...Parents are Manuel and Priscilla Barnes...Majoring in management.

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