Arizona track: Loss of seniors Barrett, Moline hurts, but Cats have plenty in the tank going forward

2013-06-12T20:00:00Z Arizona track: Loss of seniors Barrett, Moline hurts, but Cats have plenty in the tank going forwardBy Zack Rosenblatt Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Fred Harvey has never had a female duo more successful than Brigetta Barrett and Georganne Moline. Their Olympic appearances and success in both the Pac-12 and NCAA track and field championships back that up.

“We’ve had a number of people coming through,” the Arizona Wildcats’ longtime track and field coach said. “But honestly, as a collegian, you could argue that they’re two top athletes that were in our program.

“From a credential point of view, we’ve never had athletes do that.”

Barrett, a high jumper, won a silver medal at last summer’s Olympics and set the collegiate high jump record earlier this year. Saturday, she won her third straight NCAA outdoor title — sixth, if you count her success indoors. Wednesday, Barrett was named the National Women’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association.

Moline finished fifth at the Olympics in the 400-meter hurdles and took second at the NCAA championships, clocking the No. 3 time in collegiate history.

Read more about the track & field team's present and future in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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