Nia Barnes
Nia  Barnes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Orange, N.J.

High School:
West Orange

Event:
Throws



03/27/2015

Barnes Finishes 2nd in Women's Hammer Throw on First Day of Crimson Tide Invitational

Competition at the Crimson Tide Invitational continues on Saturday

03/19/2015

Barnes 4th in Women's Hammer on Opening Day of John Mitchell Alabama Relays

Day 1 - 2015 John Mitchell Alabama Relays

03/19/2015

Previewing the 2015 John Mitchell Alabama Relays

The University of Alabama track & field team kicks off the 2015 outdoor season by hosting the John Mitchell Alabama Relays, Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 21

02/23/2015

17 Alabama Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relay Teams, Rank in SEC's Top 10

Remona Burchell leads the SEC in the women's 60-meter dash (7.14 seconds) while Justin Fondren shares the SEC lead in the men's high jump (7 feet, 3 inches; 2.21 meters)

02/06/2015

Taylor Leads Tide at Husker Indoor

Lakan Taylor's Win in Women's Pole Vault Highlights Strong Alabama Showing at Nebraska Indoor

Accolades

  • Second Team All-SEC, outdoor hammer (2014)
  • Honorable Mention All-America, outdoor hammer (2014)

Senior
Indoor Season
Placed fifth with a weight-throw toss of 64-2 1/2 (19.57m) at the SEC Championship ... Threw 64-6 1/2 (19.67m) in the weight throw to finish 10th at the Tyson Invitational … finished third in the women's weight throw with a mark of 63-2 3/4 (19.27m) at the Husker Indoor ... placed fifth in the weight throw invitational with a mark of 66-0 3/4 (20.14m) at Indiana Relays ... threw 61-0 (18.59m) in the weight throw to finish fourth at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... finished first in the weight throw with a distance of 62-4 3/4 1(9.02m) at the Auburn Invitational.

Junior
2014 Outdoor Season
Threw a mark of 187-4 to finish 20th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning honorable mention on the All-America list ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships by finishing fourth in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary with personal record of 203-9 ... finished third at the SEC Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 197-8 ... also placed 12th in the javelin at the SEC Championships with a mark of 136-6 ... won the hammer throw title at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a mark of 192-5 ... finished runner-up in the hammer throw (194-11) and threw a mark of 131-1 in the javelin at the Mt. SAC Relays ... won the javelin title at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash with a mark of 140-5 ... also finished runner-up in the hammer throw with a mark of 183-4 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... set a personal best of 196-1 to win the hammer throw at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... won the javelin title with a mark of 143-9 and finished runner-up in the hammer throw with a mark of 187-2 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... placed second in the hammer throw with a mark of 193-9 and third in the javelin with a season-best mark of 149-10 at the Alabama Relays.

2014 Indoor Season
Placed eighth in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a mark of 61-8 1/2 ... set a personal record weight throw of 66-5 1/4 at the Tyson Invitational to place fourth ... finished fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 66-2 1/2 at the Indiana Relays ...threw a mark of 64-0 1/4 to take sixth place in the weight throw at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... placed third in the weight throw at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 60-6.

Sophomore
2013 Outdoor Season
Placed 10th at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a best throw of 174-6 ... finished with a season-best throw of 136-2 in the javelin at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing 15th ... registered a personal best of 179-0 in the hammer throw at the Samford Multi Invitational, also taking fifth in the javelin with a mark of 123-7 ... posted marks of 130-8 in the javelin and 168-9 in the hammer throw at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... registered a 160-2 in the hammer and a 122-9 in the javelin at the Spec Towns Invitational ... threw the hammer 151-9 at the Crimson Tide Invitational and 167-7 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, where she also posted a mark of 125-8 in the javelin ... recorded a 174-7 in the hammer and a 132-0 in the javelin at the Alabama Relays.

2013 Indoor Season
Participated in the weight throw at the 2013 SEC Indoor Championships ... recorded a season-high distance of 60-08 1/2 in the weight throw at the Mark Colligan Memorial meet, placing second, and threw the shot put 33-3 1/4 (11th) ... placed fourth in the Indiana Relays weight throw, at 57-11 1/4 ... recorded a 56-1 1/4 weight throw for a seventh-place finish at the Auburn Invitational ... threw a 56-4 in first meet of indoor season at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener to place sixth in the weight throw.

Freshman
2012 Outdoor Season
Threw a season best of 141-1 to finish fourth in the javelin at the SEC Championships ... also was 11th in the SEC hammer throw with a toss of 154-6 ... finished first in the javelin (133-8) and fourth in the hammer throw (160-3) at the Samford Invitational ... marked a 148-6 and 118-6 in the hammer throw and javelin, respectively, at the Auburn Invitational ... threw a 147-10 in the hammer throw at the Spec Towns Invitational ... marked a 160-5 in the hammer at the Ole Miss Invitational ... set a season-best in the hammer throw at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 161-7 ... placed sixth in the javelin with a 132-10 at the Bulls Invitational.

Prep and Personal
Coached by Joe Picataggio at West Orange High School ... first team all-state in 2011 ... first team all-conference and first team All-Group Four in 2011 ... placed fourth at the 2010 New Balance Invitational ... also played volleyball, earning 2010 Worrall Newspaper All-Area honors ... competed three years (2007-10) for the Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club ... won the Humanitarian Award as a senior ... member of the Spanish Club, French Club, Student Council Jubilee Choir, National Honor Society, and Science Honors Society ... daughter of Renard and Tiffani Barnes.

     
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