Junior Allison Barwise of the Boston University women’s track & field team qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the high jump on Sunday at the ECAC Championships held at Princeton University.
Barwise obtained the “A” standard for the U.S. Olympic Trials and set the second-best mark in the nation with a leap of 1.87m (6 feet 1 5/8 inch), which was also good for first place at this weekend’s meet.
Her mark was well clear of the second-place competitor — 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches)— and was just short of the school record. Barwise also helped guide BU to a 14th-place finish as a team (23 points).
This weekend’s fantastic performance came just a week after Barwise was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the America East Championships.
She broke her own heptathlon record and also won the high jump en route to earning more points than any other female competitor.
Barwise is an Amity graduate and former Amity athlete.