The Arizona Wildcats’ Brigetta Barrett, who entered the NCAA track and field championships as the nation’s top-rated high jumper, did not disappoint Thursday, winning the title with a leap of 6 feet, 1 1/4 inches.
Barrett, a sophomore, did not miss on her first five jumps. Barrett, who won the Pac-10 title with a leap of 6-4, then tried three jumps at 6-3 1/2, but failed to clear the bar on those attempts. No other competitor cleared 6 feet.
Barrett also won the NCAA indoor high jump title earlier this year.
Barrett’s win Thursday was the sixth for a Wildcat in the women’s outdoor high jump. The others are Katrena Johnson (1985), Tanya Hughes (1991, 1992, 1993) and Liz Patterson (2008). Arizona is tied with Texas with the most all-time wins in the women’s high jump.
The Arizona women led the team competition with 20 points after two rain-shortened days at the outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa.