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John Barrett
John  Barrett

RS Senior

Coldwater, Mich.

High School:


Personal Bests

  • (I) Weight Throw - 18.12m (59-5 1/2)
  • (O) Hammer Throw - 55.96m (183-6)

    2008-09 - Sophomore:
    OUTDOOR: Participated in the hammer throw in four different events, including throwing a season- and personal-best mark of 55.96m (176-5) at the Indiana Invitational ... Threw 53.78m (176-5) at the Big Ten Championships and 51.66m (169-6) at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Opened the outdoor season with a throw of 51.28m (168-3) at the Spartan Invitational.
    INDOOR: Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships, tossing his second-best mark of the season at 17.63m (57-10 ¼) ... Threw a season-best in the weight throw while competing unattached at the MSU Open, clearing 18.12m (59-5) ... Third-best mark of the season came at the Silverston Invite when he notched a throw of 16.83m (55-2 ¾).

    2007-08 - Freshman:
    OUTDOOR: Threw in both the discus and hammer ... Finished 18th overall at the Big Ten Championships in the hammer ... Finished 12th at the Spartan Invite in the discus.
    INDOOR: Finished fifth with a distance of 15.47m (50-9) in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invite ... Hurled a distance of 15.81m (51-10) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Recorded a second-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 16.03m (52-7) ... Placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 16.64m (54-7 1/4) and recorded a distance of 13.18m (43-3) in the shot put at the Jack Skoog Open.

    OUTDOOR: Redshirted.
    INDOOR: Redshirted.

    High School:
    Three-year letterwinner in track & field and four-year letterwinner in wrestling ... State finalist in the discus, earning all-conference honors as a senior ... All-state honoree in the shot put and in wrestling as a senior ... Placed fifth in the state meet in the shot put 15.66m (51-4 1/2) in 2006 and was regional runner-up in the discus 46.81m (153-6 9/10).

    Son of Michael and Nancy Barrett ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Born June 24, 1988.

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