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.