WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2001-02): Cross Country - Finished 38th (4th WSU runner) at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/01, Scottsdale)…at NCAA West Regional finished 68th (4th WSU runner).
SOPHOMORE (2000-01): Cross Country - Had a solid season running second or third on team in most races…finished 44th (3rd WSU runner) at the Pac-10 Championships (10/28/00, Seattle)…took 73rd (3rd WSU runner) at NCAA West Region Championships (11/11/00, Fresno)…Indoor - Had top team and PR time in 5000m of 16:05.99i for sixth place at MPSF Championships (2/24/01, Flagstaff)…at same meet finished seventh in 3k…ran 3k PR time of 8:32.95i at Vandal Indoor (2/16/01, Moscow)…Outdoor - Ran lifetime bests in 1500m, 3k steeplechase and 5k…finished fifth in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships but top time of 8:57.71 came at Cardinal Qualifier (5/13/01, Stanford).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1999-2000): Cross Country - Top finish of season was 16th at Boise state Invitational (10/2/99, Eagle, Idaho) where he was third on team…placed 48th (4th WSU runner) at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/99, Long Beach)…Indoor - Ran mile in 4:21.95 (3/4/00, Moscow)…top time in 3k was 8:39.72 at Vandal Indoor (2/18/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - Impressed coaches with learning steeplechase…best time of 9:26.86 (3/26/00, Stanford)…also ran a 1500m in 4:15.76 (4/8/00, Pullman). ARIZONA CAREER. FRESHMAN (1998-99): Took a redshirt season in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned three varsity letters in cross country and track for coach Dave Lee at Oregon City High…as a senior placed fifth at state cross country meet after winning district championship…named first-team all-state…district champion in track in the 1500m and 3000m…dropped 3000m time to 8:42 and was named second-team all-state…during junior year finished 19th at state cross country meet and fourth at district championships…earned first-team all-district honors for state champion track team…set 3000m personal record of 8:57…sophomore year helped pace the Pioneers to a third-place team finish at the cross country state championships…named second-team all-district in track.
PERSONAL. Born 8/6/80 at Salem, Oregon…father Alan is a school principal…mother Jani is a teacher…sister Sara (2/4/79) ran cross country and track at the University of Nevada, Reno…majoring in business.
BARKER'S WSU BESTS 1500m - 3:57.96 (2001) Mile - 4:18.88i (2001) 3000m - 8:32.95i (2000) Steeplechase - 8:57.71 (2001) 5000m - 15:27.36 (2001)
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