UA jumper Barrett advances to Olympic finals

2012-08-09T07:57:00Z 2012-08-29T19:17:17Z UA jumper Barrett advances to Olympic finalsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 09, 2012 7:57 am  • 

University of Arizona high jumper Brigetta Barrett is going to the Olympic high jump finals.

The senior-to-be won a spot early this morning with a clearance of 6-4 in the preliminary round. It marked the eighth time in her career she had cleared the mark.

She will compete in the final Saturday at a 11 a.m at Olympic Stadium. She is one of two Americans to make the finals; Chaunte Lowe also jumped 6-4, but Amy Acuff did not qualify.

Barrett is the only athlete in history to sweep the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships in two consecutive years. She is a finalist for The Bowerman, given to track's top athlete, and a 3.51 GPA student as a theatre arts major.

The New York-born Barrett attended high school in Texas before coming to the UA.

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