Byron Nelson's Sanaa Barnes finishes second at US Track & Field Junior Championships
Byron Nelson's Sanaa Barnes finishes second at US Track & Field Junior Championships
Posted on 06/26/2017
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Sanaa Barnes competing in the high jump

Byron Nelson High School student Sanaa Barnes finished second in the girls high jump at the U.S.A. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the top national meet for athletes younger than 20.

Sanaa earned the silver medal at the national meet with a jump of 1.76 meters, or 5 feet, 9 ¼ inches. The jump placed her ahead of several collegiate athletes competing in the meet, which is designed for athletes who are at least 14 years old by the day of competition and do not turn 20 at any time during the year.

With her finish, Sanaa qualified to represent the U.S. team at the Pan American Junior Championships in Sacramento, California, in July.

During the 2017 UIL Track & Field State Meet, Sanaa earned gold in the 6A girls high jump with a height of 5 feet, 8 inches. The rising senior has verbally committed to compete for Villanova in both volleyball and track and field after she graduates in 2018.

Correction: This article previously stated Sanaa is a Byron Nelson graduate. She is actually a rising senior. We apologize for the error.

SEE THE RESULTS
To view the full results from the 2017 U.S.A. Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, click here.