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  Alejandra Barrientos
Alejandra Barrientos

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Felton, CA

High School:
San Lorenzo Valley

Height:
5-6

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
02/23/1983

2004 -- At the NCAA Outdoor, finished 19th overall with a time of 4:25.72 ... Placed fifth in the 1500m at the West Regionals and third at the Pac-10 Championships (4:23.15) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays, moved to No. 8 all-time at UCLA in the 1500m (4:17.60) ... In cross country, she redshirted the 2003 season.

2003 -- Barrientos redshirted last fall in cross country and last spring in outdoor track ... She did compete indoors and her mile time of 4:46.53 was an NCAA provisional mark.

2002 -- For the second consecutive cross country campaign, Barrientos helped lead the Bruins to a team berth at the NCAA Championships ... Over the 6000m courses, she placed 86th (21:10.1) at the NCAA, 28th (22:25) at the West Regional and ninth (21:11) at the Pac-10, earning second-team All-Conference honors ... At the U. S. Junior meet, Barrientos was ninth in the 1500m (4:33.79) ... At the Pac-10 meet, she scored in the 1500m (5th, 4:26.95, personal-best) and placed 12th (18:30.83) in the 5000m ... Personal-best 17:23.26 in the 5000m.

2001 -- As a true freshman in cross country, Barrientos was one of UCLA's top runners, helping the Bruins advance as a team to the NCAA Championships ... Placed 23rd at the Pac-10 Championships (22:03.9).

High School -- During her prep career, Barrientos was one of the nation's top female high school distance and cross country runners ... Overcame a stress fracture suffered at the 2000 CA State meet in the 1600m semis, to win the 2001 CA State 1600m crown (4:43.24, personal-best), the same title she won as a sophomore in 1999 ... 2001 American T & F Magazine All-American in the 1500m ... As a senior, Barrientos had the nation's No. 2 time (4:44.89) in the mile ... As a junior in 2000, she earned Track & Field News All-American honors in the mile and 3200m ...In 2000, she was nationally ranked in the 800m (2:09.35, No. 8), mile (4:48.27, No. 3) and 3200m (10:11.19, personal-best, No. 1) ...As a junior, she won the mile at Arcadia ... In April 2000, she ran the anchor leg (4:44) on the national high school record-setting distance medley relay (10:41.27) ... In the fall of 1999, Barrientos won the CA State Cross Country meet, placed sixth in the West Regional and finished 18th at the Footlocker National Championships ...As a sophomore in 1999, Barrientos earned T&FN All-American in the 1600m ...In 1999, she was nationally ranked in the 1600m (4:45.02, No. 3) and 3200m (10:25.8, No. 11) ...As a sophomore, she won titles at Arcadia, CA State and USA Juniors (4:27.78, 1500m) and placed second at the Golden West Invitational (4:50.19, mile) and Pan American Juniors (a nation-pacing 4:25.65 for 1500m).

Personal -- Born Feb. 23, 1983 ...Daughter of Salvador and Vickie Barrientos ...Has three sisters, Manuela, Raquel, a freshman distance runner on this year's Bruin squad, and Christina ... Undecided major.

Barrientos' Best Marks
800m - 2:09.35
1500m - 4:17.60
3000m - 9:28.35
5000m - 17:23.26


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