Nia Barnes
Nia  Barnes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Orange, N.J.

High School:
West Orange

Event:
Throws



07/23/2015

Track and Field Earns Coaches Association Academic Honors

The Crimson Tide women earned All-Academic Team accolades while 17 men and women earned individual All-Academic honors

06/30/2015

107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.

06/25/2015

Track and Field's Nia Barnes Earns Academic All-America Honors

The New Jersey native is now a two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American

06/17/2015

6 Track and Field Students Earn First-Team Outdoor All-America Honors

NCAA long jump champion Quanesha Burks led 18 Tide athletes who earned either first-team, second-team or honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/11/2015

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Day Two; Burks Wins Long Jump

Burks pulled out the victory over two competitors from the University of Oregon who were competing with a boisterous crowd cheering for them on their home field

Accolades

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

Senior
Outdoor Season
Finished third in the hammer throw at the LSU Invitational with a mark of 192-0 (58.52m) … threw 200-7 1/4 (61.14m) in the hammer throw to finish as the runner-up at the John Jacobs Invitational ... finished second overall and was the top collegiate finisher overall with a best hammer throw of 191 feet, 9 inches (58.46m) at the Border Clash ... posted a mark of 186-3 (56.76m) in the hammer throw invitational at the Florida Relays to finish 10th ... threw 180-7 (55.04m) in the women's hammer throw in the Alabama Relays.

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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