Athletes from around the country compete for their last chance to secure a spot at Nationals.
AS A JUNIOR:Compiled an extremely impressive indoor/outdoor track & field season while competing in 11 meets ... earned indoor All-American honors ... dominated the 60m hurdles field at the ACC Indoor Championships, scorching to a first place finish (8.19) in the event ... followed up that performance with a seventh place finish and career-best mark in the 60m hurdles (8.10) ... took home a pair of first place finishes at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 60m hurdles (8.24) and as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:40.76) while also finishing second in the 60m dash (7.64) ... was an essential piece of the Irish's second place team finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, competing in a total of four events: placed sixth in the finals of the 100m dash (11.89); dusted the field en route to a first place finish in the finals of the 100m hurdles (12.98); was a member of the Irish's 4x100 relay team that took second place (45.07); and was also a member of the Irish's first place 4x400 relay team (3:33.70) ... concluded season as a member of the Irish's 4x100 relay team that finished 22nd in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round (46.03) ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in spectacular sophomore season, totaling four All-America citations and winning three BIG EAST championships ... earned second team All-America honors in the 100m hurdles (11th - 13.09) and honorable mention All-America accolades in the 4x400m relay (19th) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... earned first team All-America honors in the 60m hurdles (seventh - 8.20) and second team All-America accolades in the 4x400m relay (11th - 3:35.85) ... placed third in the 100m hurdles with a personal best time (13.00) in the NCAA East Preliminaries... also placed first with the 4x400m ... finished first at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in both the 100m hurdles (13.08) and in the 4x100m relay (45.19) to earn all-BIG EAST honors ... took second with a career-best time of 24.04 in the 200m, won the 60m hurdles (8.24) and the 4x400m relay (3:36.88) at the BIG EAST indoor meet to earn co-Most Outstanding Track Performer honors ... named the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region's Women's Track Athlete of the Year for both the indoor & outdoor seasons ... qualified for the World University Games for the U.S. in the 100m hurdles ... broke three school records as a sophomore: 60m hurdles (8.13), 100m hurdles (12.93) and indoor 4x400m relay (3:34.67) ... ran third leg of 4x100m relay team for U.S. at the World Univeristy Games, helping team to second place and silver medal ... ran a leg of the winning 4x100m relay at the Polytan Invitational (46.39) ... placed first with the 4x400m (3:38.57) relay team and third with the 4x100m relay team (46.50) at the Louisville Border Battle ... three top-five finishes at the Stanford Invitational: fifth place with the 4x100m relay team (45.99), second place with the 4x400m relay team (3:37.84) and second place in the 100m hurdles (13.68) ... placed first in both the 100m hurdles (13.54) and in the 4x400m relay (3:35.06) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... won the 60m hurdles and achieved a personal (8.13) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... finished second with the 4x400m relay team (3:38.50) at the Meyo Invitational ... placed first in the 60m hurdles (8.37), sixth in the 60m (7.69) and second with the 4x400m (3:40.59) at the Indiana University Relays ... won the 60m hurdles (8.37) and the 4x400m relay (3:41.69) at the Notre Dame Invitational and finished second in the 200m (24.77) ... at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open finished second in both the 400m (56.95) and the 4x400m relay (3:44.41) ... began the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a second place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.40) and two first-place finishes in the 200m (24.75) and 60m (7.74) dashes ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Turned in impressive freshman campaign, competing in 15 meets ... ran a leg of the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, helping the Irish to an 18th place finish (3:37.97) ... relay team qualified for NCAAs after finishing eighth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (3:35.85) ... also competed in the 100m hurdles (13.53) and the 4x100m relay (53.71), finishing 28th and 22nd, respectively ... earned all-BIG EAST accolades at the outdoor championships after finishing second in the 100m hurdles (13.34), third in the 4x400m relay (3:37.79) and first in the 4x100m relay (45.17) ... helped 4x400m relay team to sixth place showing at the Drake Relays (3:40.76) ... had impressive meet at the Polytan Invitational, finishing first in the 400m (54.90) and second in the 100m hurdles (13.71), 4x100m relay (46.18) and 4x400m relay (3:40.73) ... won a pair of titles at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, finishing first in the 100m dash (11.82) and 4x400m relay (3:40.56) ... also placed second in the 4x100m relay (45.54) ... helped 4x100 (45.78) and 4x400m (3:40.11) relay teams to a pair of third place finishes at the Stanford Invitational ... also finished 11th in the 100m hurdles (14.03) ... won the 400m dash at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (55.62) ... finished fifth in the 100m hurdles (13.96), and helped the 4x400m (3:39.67) and 4x100m (45.75) relay teams to second and third place finishes, respectively, at the Victor Lopez Classic ... took fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Alex Wilson Invitational (8.58) ... helped the women's distance medley relay team finish fourth (11:28.87) and the 4x400m relay team (3:41.98) to a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... helped 4x400m relay team finish third at the Meyo Invitational (3:43.97) ... 4x400m relay team took fourth at the Indiana Relays (3:46.21) ... also placed ninth in the 400m dash (57.24) ... opened career with a third place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.82), while helping the 4x400m relay team finish first (3:51.49) at the season-opening Blue & Gold Invitational ... competed in the 100m hurdles and finished fourth at the USA Junior Track & field Championships in June ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Jade Paige Barber graduated from Midpark High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered four times in track & field as a sprinter and hurdler ... also lettered three times as a guard on the basketball team and once in cross country ... conference and sectional champion as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... regional and state champion as a senior ... won the 2010 indoor state championship in the 400 meters in 55.46 and the 60 meters in 8.71 ... named team MVP as a sophomore ... top times include 54.35 in the 400 meters, 14.36 in the 100 hurdles, 24.64 in the 200 meters and 11.8 in the 100 meters ... basketball team won a conference and sectional title during senior year ... competed on the Ohio Flyers club team, advancing to the AAU nationals in 2009 and placing second in the women's 16 age group ... off the track, was a member of the National Honors Society ... born to John Barber III and Annette Moore in Cleveland, Ohio ... has an older brother John Barber IV, and a twin sister, Kaila, who is also a track & field student-athlete at Notre Dame ... brother, John, ran track & field in college ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in history with a minor in business economics.