Olympic silver medalist. Collegiate record holder. Pac-12 Woman of the Year. Three-time NCAA indoor champion.
And, on Saturday, Arizona Wildcats senior Brigetta Barrett capped her brilliant college career with her third consecutive NCAA outdoor championship in the high jump.
Barrett won the event in Eugene, Ore., with a jump of 6 feet, 4.75 inches (1.95 meters) to make her the most accomplished women’s high jumper in college history.
In addition to holding the college mark of 6-6.25 feet (1.99m) — set at the Pac-12 championships in May — Barrett has more high jump titles (six) than anyone in collegiate history. UCLA’s Amy Acuff won five (three indoor and two outdoor).
“To be honest, I’m not that happy,” Barrett said in an Arizona release.
“I just really wanted to jump at least 2.00m today, so I just have to learn how to control my aggressiveness. But, it’s a good place to be right now in the year, as far as jumping what I’m jumping. …
“I definitely feel I was able to put my mark on the collegiate world of high jump. I’m very happy and grateful to God for the things I’ve been able to do and for the love I’ve received over my entire career. I couldn’t ask for more.”