GOLD MEDAL: 2001 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
2001 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ALTERNATE
4-TIME SEC CHAMPION
USATF JR ALL-AMERICAN
OUTLOOK — Had a breakthrough year ... Made her first international team ... Scored at the NCAA Outdoors in the 200m and 400m and with the 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... Indoor All-American ... Look for big things from her this year ... Can be a contender in the 60m, 200m indoors, and the 100m and 200m outdoors ... Had a great fall in training.
JUNIOR — Indoors, took top 10 finishes in all of her events ... Won the 60m at the SEC Quad with a time of 7.57 ... At the prestigious Tyson Invitational, finished fifth in the 60m dash, and took sixth in the 200m dash ... Did not compete at the SEC Championship due to injury ... Qualified for the 60m and 200m at the NCAA Championships but did not compete due to injury ... Outdoors, took top five finishes in all her events ... Took first place in the 400m dash at the Miami Invitational with a time of 53.87 ... Took first place in 100m dash at UTEP with a time of 11.44 ... Won a leg of the 4x400m relay that won the Penn Relays title for the second straight year ... Took second place at the SEC Outdoor Championship in the 100m dash ... Finished third in 100m at Georgia Tech ... Set USC’s school record in the 100m dash this season at the SEC Championship ... Placed 2nd in the 100m at the SEC Championships ... Member of the SEC Champion 4X100m relay and 4X400m relay teams ... Had a very good showing at the NCAA Championship held in Eugene, Oregon ... Placed eighth at the NCAA Championships in the 200m dash ... Took sixth at the NCAA Championship in the 400m dash ... As a member of the 4X100m relay team, helped the Gamecocks take a third place finish at NCAA’s ... Also ran on the Gamecocks’ 4X400m relay team, where they also finished in third place at the NCAA’s ... Finished sixth at the USA Championships and was named as an alternate to the 4x400m relay for the USA World Championship team ... Won a gold medal at the World University Games with the USA’s 4x400m relay ... Was joined on the USA relay by teammates Demetria Washington and twin sister Miki.
SOPHOMORE — Featured with twin sister Miki in USA Today, Track and Field News, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women, Sweet 16.com and on Oxygen Network television special, A Touch of Class ... Indoors, competed at the SEC Four-Way where she finished third in the 55m and second in the 200m with a time of 24.07 ... Participated in the ETSU Invitational and placed second in the 60m and the 200m with times of 7.39 and 24.04, respectively ... Finished fifth in the 60m at the Millrose Games with a time of 7.28 ... Later competed in the SEC Championships finishing second in the 200m and third in the 60m ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships she was third in the 200m as her twin sister Miki won the event ... Ran the leadoff of the NCAA runner-up 4x400m relay which set the school record (3:33.14) ... Outdoors, competed on the 4x100m relay team at the SEC Four-Way along with her twin sister Miki, Lewis, and Washington winning first place ... Finished first in the 400m with a time of 53.93 at the S. C. State Championships ... Participated in the 100m at the Sea Ray Relays ... Finished fifth in the 200m at the SEC Championships ... Also competed in the 100m at the SEC Championships ... Placed first in the 100m at the Gatorade Track Classic ... Competed in the 200m at the Georgia Tech Invite ... Participated on the 4x400m relay along with Miki Barber, Washington, and Williamson that won the NCAA Championship with a school record time of 3:28.64 ... At the same meet, she competed on the 4x100m relay that came in third ... All-American with both relays ... Ran in the 100m and 200m prelims ... Also competed at the US Olympic Trials in the 100m and 200m.
FRESHMAN — Broke five school records: indoors — 60m, as a member of the 4x400m relay; and outdoors — in the 100m, and as a member of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams ... Co-Rookie of the Year with Tacita Bass, Char Foster and Demetria Washington ... Indoor, she was second in the 300m (39.06) and 60m (7.45) at the Clemson Invitational ... At the ACC-SEC Challenge she came in second in the 200m (24.25) ... At the Cannon Invitational she won the 60m with a 7.32 and set a new school record ... Ran the 60m at the NCAA Championships and was an All-American, finishing 10th overall ... Also at NCAA's, ran a leg of the 4x400m relay which finished sixth, garnering All-American honors ... Both Barbers were on the relay ... Outdoors, came in first in the 100m at 11.41 and second in the 200m with a time of 23.16 at the Miami Invitational ... At the Clemson 4-Way she came in second in both the 200m and the 100m ... At the SEC Championships in Athens, GA, she finished second in her heat in the 100m with a time of 11.76, but failed to make the finals ... At the NCAA Championships she made the semifinals of the 100m, garnering All-American honors ... Ran a leg of the 4x100m relay which finished fifth, garnering All-American honors ... Both Barbers were on the relay ... Also competed at the USATF Junior Championships, finishing fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m. Ran the third fastest time at the Junior Nationals in the 100m.
HIGH SCHOOL — Attended Montclair High ... Coached by Raymond Spivey and Doris Ellis ... Lettered in Indoor and Outdoor track ... Second team all-state in 55m in 1998 ... First team all-state 100-200m outdoors in 1998 ... 4x400 and 4x100 first American team at Penn Relays ... USATF Junior All-American in the 200m ... Placed sixth with a time of 23.63 ... Won her heat of the 100 meters at the USATF Junior Championships, but did not make the finals ... The 4x100m and 4x400m high school relays at Montclair were both honored as All-American ... Ranked No. 3 on the Track and Field News prep list in the 100 meters ... Was No. 4 on the 200m list.
PERSONAL — Majoring in Retail Management and minoring in Business ... Nickname is Lisa ... Hobbies include watching TV and listening to music ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... Daughter of Ronald and Cheryl Barber ... Biggest influences are her parents ... Born on Oct. 4, 1980.
BARBER'S TOP TIMES
55m.....6.97 60m.....7.28 100m.....11.40 200m.....23.06 400m.....52.18