Shawnta Barnes
Shawnta Barnes
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bell Gardens, CA
High School: Bell Gardens
Previous College: East LA College
Position: Multi-Events

Shawnta Barnes finished fourth in the long jump at her first Big West Championships (May 11) ... was just off the podium after posting a season-best jump of 19-5.50 (5.93) ... her jump was the best by a Matador in 2013 ... also qualified for the 100 meters where she finished 16th in the prelims in a time of 12.36 ... top 100 time of the season was 12.30 at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 20) INDOOR SEASON: finished seventh with a best of 18-7.75 (5.68) a the MPSF Indoor Championships (Feb. 23) ... also qualified for the 60 meters where she was 16th in the prelims in a season-best 7.67 ... also clocked a 7.67 in the 60 meters at the NYU Team Challenge (Jan. 19) ... ran in the 200 meter prelims placing 20th in 25.06 ... top 200 time of 24.90 came at the Texas A&M Invitational (Feb. 9) ... ran a season-best 8.93 in the 60 meter hurdles at the UW Invitational (Jan. 26). 

Barnes spent two seasons (2010-12) at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif. ... competed in the multi-events and was also a sprinter for coach Louis Ramirez ... earned All-America honors and broke school records in the heptathlon, javelin and the 100 and 200 meters.

Competed in both track & field and basketball at Bell Gardens High School in Bell Gardens, Calif. ... the Lancers won the Almont League track & field championship in 2007 ... also earned MVP, all-league accolades for the basketball team which went undefeated in league play all four years ... graduated in 2010.

Born February 28, 1992 in Covina, Calif. ... parents are Luz'Celia Quinones and Richard Barnes ... favorites include the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers, U.S. Olympic sprinter Alyson Felix, actors Johnny Depp and Michelle Rodriguez and the movie "A Walk to Remember" ... says her greatest sports moment was "making it to state while attending East LA College for the heptathlon plus four individual events" ... listens to her favorite song as a pre-meet ritual ... major is Sociology.


100 Meters: 12.30 - Mt. SAC Relays (4/20/13)

Long Jump: 19-5.50 (5.93) - Big West Championships (5/11/13)


60 Meters: 7.67 - MPSF Championships (2/23/13), NYU Team Challenge (1/19/13)

200 Meters: 24.90 - Texas A&M Invitatioanl (2/9/13)

60 Meter Hurdles: 8.93 - UW Invitational (1/26/13)

Long Jump: 18-7.75 (5.68) - MPSF Championships (2/23/13)

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