Although she is still in college, the steeplechase specialist thinks she is ready to make a mark on the world stage in Berlin.
University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer became a different athlete the moment she crossed the line at the 2009 Prefontaine Classic, breaking the 4:00 barrier in the women’s 1500m race. Jenny joined an elite group of American women to have broken the celebrated barrier: Mary Slaney, Regina Jacobs and Suzy Favor-Hamilton. Now it is time for Barringer to move to the next level in her signature event, the 3000m steeplchase, which she will contest at the world championships in Berlin this August.
In a discussion with USA Today’s Dick Patrick, Barringer talks about her plans to compete for one more season for the Buffaloes this fall and the tough decisions that lie in wait for her after the cross country season ends. Barringer will certainly turn professional, but the decision as to a coach and training location is still up in the air. Certainly with her talent level, it will be a very carefully made decision and hopefully one that will continue moving her career in a positive direction.
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