Action continues on Friday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.
2001 World Championship
4-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
11-TIME SEC CHAMPION
Gold & Silver Medal - 1999 World University Games
USATF JunioR All-AMerican
OUTLOOK ? Co-captain ... Returning from injury, but look for her to be in top form ... She is a champion in every sense of the word off the track as well as on the track ... Expect a big comeback in the 200m and 400m indoors and outdoors ... Should help USC defend the championship in the 4x400m relay.
RS-JUNIOR ? Redshirted indoors and outdoors due to a stress fracture in her right foot.
JUNIOR ? Indoors, had top five finishes in all of her events ... Won the 60m in 7.45 at the Armory Collegiate meet ... Won the 400m at the SEC Quad with a time of 54.99 ... Ran a 7.35 to set her PR in the qualifying heat of the 60m at the SEC Championship, while earning the fourth position on the USC Indoor Honor Roll ... Went on to finish fifth in that event as well as second in the 200m with a time of 23.36 ... Also ran on USC?s 4x400m relay that won the SEC title ... At the NCAA Championships, she was third in the 400m ... Also finished fourth in the 200m ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay that won the NCAA title, setting the collegiate record ... USC?s 4x400m relay ran the eighth fastest time ever and only Russia?s 4x400m relay ran a faster time in 2001 ... Outdoors, had top three finishes in all of her events ... Won 400m dash at SEC Championship with a personal best time of 50.63 ... Also placed third in 200m dash at a time of 23.12 ... Won 400m dash at Duke Invitational ... At UTEP, placed first in 200m dash ... Ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that won the Penn Relays title for the second straight year ... At the NCAA Championships, ran a leg of the 4x100m relay that finished third ... Also at the NCAAs, finished sixth in the 200m and fourth in the 400m ... At the USA Championships was fifth in the 400m, earning a berth to the World Championships in Edmonton ... Ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay semifinals at the World Championships ... Teammate Demetria Washington ran the lead-off leg at the World Championships ... At the World University Games, won a bronze medal in the 400m and joined twin sister Lisa and teammate Demetria Washington as three of the four gold medalists on the USA?s gold medal winning 4x400m relay.
SOPHOMORE ? Featured with twin sister Lisa in USA Today, Track and Field News, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women, Sweet 16.com and on an Oxygen Network television special, A Touch of Class ... Team's Indoor and Outdoor Track MVP ... Indoors, finished first in the 200m and 400m at the SEC Four Way with a time of 23.80 and 52.94 respectfully ... At the SEC Championships she ran the 200m in 24.46, putting her in sixth place ... She also finished first in the 400m with a time of 51.97 ... Won her first NCAA title in the 200m ... USC went 1-3-5-6 in this event ... Was the runner-up in the 400m ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that finished as the runner-up with a time of 3:33.14 - a school record ... Outdoors, ran on the 4x100 relay team along with her sister Me'Lisa, Lewis, and Washington winning first place at the SEC Four- Way ... Then, with the team efforts of Barr, Mechelle Lewis, and Washington won the 4x100m relay at the Raleigh Relays ... Ran the 200m at the SEC Four Way and the 400m at the Sea Ray Relays placing first in both events ... Placed first in the 200m and the 400m at the SEC Championships ... Ran on the 4x400m relay that placed first with a time of 3:31.44 at the same event ... Competed on the 4x400m and the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championships that placed first and third respectively ... Won the 400m at the same event ... Placed fifth at the US Olympic Trials in the 400m ... Made the U.S. OIympic team as an alternate with the 4x400m relay for the Sydney Games.
FRESHMAN ? Broke seven school records: indoors ? in the 200m, 400m, and as a member of the 4x400m relay; and outdoors ? in the 200m, 400m, and the 4x100m and 4x400m relay ... Indoors, she came in first at the ACC-SEC Challenge in the 400m (53.12) ... Won the 400m at the SEC Championship at 53.58, defeating three experienced upperclassmen ... At the NCAA Championship she finished sixth in the 400m with a time of 53.57, garnering All-American honors ... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fifth, receiving All-American honors ... Outdoors at the Miami Invitational she finished second in the 100m at a time of 11.52 and first in the 200m with a time of 22.99 - a school record ... Repeated as the 400m Champion at the SEC Outdoor Championships, clocking a 51.21... Ran the anchor leg of the SEC champion 4x400m relay, walking down Georgia?s Debbie Ferguson at the 200m mark to clinch the win... At the NCAA Championships, she was the runner-up in the 400m to Texas senior Suzanne Reid at 51.66 ... Went into the finals seeded first... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that placed fifth ... Also ran on the 4x400m relay that qualified for NCAA?s ... Joined teammates Demetria Washington, Brad Snyder, Terrence Trammell and Michelle Fournier at the World University Games in Spain ... At the World University Games she was the runner-up in the 400m at 51.03 ... She became the first female at USC to win a medal at an international completion... Ran a leg of the 4x400m relay that won the gold medal, running the third leg ... Made the finals of the 400m at the U.S. Track and Field Championships, placing eighth.
HIGH SCHOOL ? Ran on the 4x400m relay that included Gamecock senior Demetria Washington at the USATF Junior Championships ... 4x400m relay team was third at the Junior World Championships ... Was the runner-up at the USATF Junior Championships in the 400m, with a time of 53.65 ... Second on the 400m Track and Field News All-American list in the 400 m ... The 4x100m and 4x400m high school relays at Montclair were both honored as All-American ... Was all-state in the 400m and 200m ... Is the New Jersey State record holder in the 400m with a time of 52.56 ... Won seven varsity letters in indoor and outdoor track and field ... Honor Roll member ... Ranked No. 5 on the Track and Field News prep list in the 200m ... Was first senior in the nation on the 400m list in Track and Field News.
PERSONAL ? Majoring in Advertising ... Full name is Mikele Ronisse Barber ... Nickname is Miki ... Hobbies include ceramics ... Favorite athlete is the late Florence Griffith-Joyner ... Chose USC because of the coaching staff, the weather and academic programs ... Parents are Ronald and Cheryl Barber ... Born on Oct. 4, 1980.
BARBER'S TOP TIMES
100m.....11.54 200m.....22.84 400m.....50.63