blank
Nia Barnes
Nia Barnes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Orange, N.J.

High School:
West Orange

Event:
Throws



09/26/2014

Track & Field Team Commemorates 2013-14 Accomplishments

Airola, Stover, Reed and Ives named team captains for 2014-15 season.

08/20/2014

Alabama Athletics Enters New School Year after Enjoying Tremendous Academic Success in 2013-14

Alabama's more than 550 student-athletes averaged over a 3.2 grade point average, including 46 that maintain a career GPA of 4.0

07/10/2014

99 Alabama Student-Athletes Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide was one of three schools with 95 or more honorees

06/16/2014

14 Track and Field Athletes Earn All-America Honors

The Crimson Tide's All-American contingent powered the men's team to a 15th place finish and the women to an 18th place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/11/2014

Track and Field Earns Three Finals Berths on Day One of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Alabama has had a women's 4x100m relay advance to the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2001.

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

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.