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Aleesha Barber
Aleesha Barber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Redan

Position:
Sprints, Hurdles, & Relays

Experience:
5th Yr./Outdoor


Personal Records

Indoor
55mH: 7.75 (PSU Record)
60mH - 8.19
200m - 23.97
300m - 37.83
400m - 56.08
4x400 - 3:33.39 (PSU Record)
Sprint Medley- 3:52.25 (PSU Record)

Outdoor
100m: 11.63
200m: 24.68
100mH: 12.90 (PSU Record)
400mH: 57.00 (PSU Record)
4x100m: 44.86
4x400m: 3:27.69 (PSU Record)
Sprint Medley: 3:47.90 (PSU Record)

BARBER'S NITTANY LION RESUME ...
* NCAA All-American
~ 2007 NCAA Indoor (4x400m - Fourth Place)

* Nine-Time NCAA Championship Participant
~ 2007 Outdoor (400mH)
~ 2007 Indoor (60mH, 4x400)
~ 2006 Indoor (4x400)

* Six-Time Big Ten Champion
~ 2007 Big Ten Champion (Outdoor 400mH)
~ 2007 Big Ten Champion (Indoor 4x400m)
~ 2006 Big Ten Champion (Indoor 4x400m)

* Big Ten Championship Record Holder
~ 4x400 - 3:37.70 (Indoor 07)

* Seven-Time Penn State Record Holder
~ 55mH (Indoor) - 7.77
~ 4x400m (Indoor) - 3:33.39
~ Sprint Medley (Indoor) - 3:52.25
~ 400mH (Outdoor) - 57.00
~ Sprint Medley (Outdoor) - 3:47.90

* 2007 Sea Ray Relays Champion (400mH)

* Big Ten Athlete of the Week (April 23)

* Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner (Indoor 07)

On the International Scene ...
|| 2009 Outdoor|| Advanced to the semi-finals of the 100-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany...Ran a season-best 13.06 in the semi-finals. || 2008 Outdoor || Capped an already outstanding season with an appearance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, representing Trinidad and Tobago ... Won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.07 to win the Sagicor National Open Track and Field Championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to earn her spot on the national team.

On the National Scene ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Helped the 4x400 to another All-America finish, leading off for the Nittany Lions, who finished in a season-best 3:30.34 to take fourth ... Advanced to the semi-finals in the 100-meter hurdles at NCAAs, placing 11th overall with a season-best 13.35 ... Led off on the NCAA East Region Champion 4x400 that ran 3:33.57 ... Placed eighth in the 100 hurdles ... Also ran on the 11th-place 4x100 at the East Regional Championships. || 2009 Indoor || Had another outstanding weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships, taking fourth in the 60-meter hurdles going 8.17 in the prelims and 8.20 in the final ... Was a part of an All-America 4x400 for the third-straight indoor season, helping the team to a third-place finish with a season-best 3:34.64 ... The bronze-medal effort was the highest indoor finish by a Penn State 4x400 in school history. || 2008 Outdoor || Ran the second leg on the Lions' national champion 4x400-meter relay, which ran a 2008 collegiate-best 3:27.69 ... Also made quite a splash individually at the NCAA meet, finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles ... Earned an NCAA bid with a second-place finish in the 100 hurdles at the NCAA East Regional Championships, clocking a school-record 12.90 ... Also a member of the winning 4x400, which ran a then-school record 3:28.92 ... Took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best 57.45 ... Helped put the Nittany Lion 4x400 on the national radar, running the second leg on the winning squad at the Penn Relays - the victory was the first Penn Relays win in Penn State women's history. || 2008 Indoor || Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships ... Won her second All-America certificate of the meet on the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay. || 2007 Outdoor || Made her first-career appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 12th in the 400-meter hurdles, and 24th in the 100-meter hurdles ... Won her preliminary heat in the quarter hurdles, clocking 57.84 ... Placed third at the NCAA East Regional Championships, running a school-record 57.00 in the 400 hurdles ... Clocked a PR 13.39 in the short hurdles prelims at the East Regional ... finished seventh in the final in 13.59. || 2007 Indoors || Earned All-America honors running on the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Championships, anchoring the team to a school-record 3:33.39 ...also competed individually in the 60-meter hurdles. || 2006 Indoors || Made her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x400 ... the squad would finish 12th overall.

At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2009 Outdoor || Posted a seventh-place finish in the 100 hurdles and anchored the second-place 4x100, qualifying for regionals in both events. || 2009 Indoor || Was a big contributor in Lions' second-place finish in the team standings, placing second in the 60-meter hurdles and 200-meters, and eighth in the 60-meters individually, and running on the gold-medal 4x400 ... Ran a personal-best 23.97 in the 200-meters, completely a one-two Penn State sweep with teammate Shavon Greaves in first. || 2008 Outdoor || Played a huge role in the Lions' team victory at the conference championships, winning a Big Ten title in the 100 hurdles with a wind-aided 12.83 ... Also hauled in a trio of silver medal finishes on the weekend, including runner-up efforts in the 100-meters, 400 hurdles, and 4x100 relay ... Clocked a career-best 11.63 in the 100 final. || 2008 Indoor || Recorded three scoring finishes including a win in the 4x400 ... Took second in the 60 hurdles and fifth in the 200 to help her team to a third-place finish. || 2007 Outdoor || Won the Big Ten title in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.56 - her first individual conference title and third overall ... finished third in the conference in the 100-meter hurdles (13.45) ... also ran a leg on the bronze-medal 4x100-meter team. || 2007 Indoor || Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles, running a lifetime-low and provisional-qualifying 8.24 ... also made the final in the 60-meter dash, finishing seventh ... Anchored the winning 4x4, setting a new Big Ten record (3:37.70) ... Ran the 200-meters, posting a personal-best 24.33. || 2006 Indoor || Finished fourth in the 60 hurdles ... clocked a then personal-best and provisional qualifying 8.35 ... ran a leg on the Big Ten Champion 4x4. Around the Track ... || 2009 Indoor || Won the hurdles at the Virginia Tech Last Chance with a provisional-qualifying 8.16 ... A member of the winning 4x400-meter relay at the elite Tyson Invitational while finishing third in the 60 hurdles individually with a time of 8.30 ... Took top honors in the 60 hurdles (8.33) and the 4x400 (3:36.10) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Set a meet record at the Penn State Relays, running 37.83 for 300-meters ... Took first in the hurdles at the Penn State Relays and Penn State Open and finished second in the event among an outstanding field at the Penn State National. || 2008 Outdoor || Recorded wins in the 100 and 400 hurdles at the Oregon Pepsi Challenge ... Posted a then-school record 13.27 to place fourth at the Sun Angel Classic ... Won both hurdles at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Ran on winning 4x100s at the Bucknell Team Challenge and Jesse Owens Classic, and victorious 4x400s at Penn Relays, Oregon Pepsi Team Challenge, and Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2008 Indoor || Won the 55-meter hurdles (7.75 School Record), 300-meters, 4x200, and 4x400 at the Penn State Relays ... Took top honors in the 60 hurdles and the 4x400 at the Penn State Open and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Finished fifth in the hurdles at the Virginia Tech Elite meet and eighth at the Tyson Invitational. || 2007 Outdoor || Ran on the sprint medley relay that set a Penn State record in a second-place finish at Penn Relays (3:47.90) ... Had an outstanding day at the Bucknell Team Challenge, running regional qualifiers in three event wins, while also setting three facility records (100mH, 400mH, 4x400) ... was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for her efforts ... Won the 400 hurdles at Sea Ray Relays (59.10). || 2007 Indoor || Posted hurdle wins at both the Penn State Relays and Penn State Open ... Set a new school standard of 7.77 in the 55-meter hurdles at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Ran a 200 leg on the school-record sprint medley relay at the Penn State Relays (3:52.25). || 2006 Outdoor || Redshirt. || 2006 Indoor || Won the hurdles at the Penn State Relays, her first collegiate meet ... Helped the mile relay to a school-record 3:34.04 at the Iowa State Last Chance. || High School || A four-time Georgia state individual champion ... led her squad to a the state team title in 2005. || Personal || Majoring in management ... Daughter of Mariza Warrell ... Born May 16, 1987.

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