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Wildcats' Barrett takes Silver Medal at World Championships

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The University of Arizona Wildcat track and field program had one final athlete representing them at the 2013 IAAF World Championships. Saturday was the eighth of nine days of competition in Moscow.

On June 8, Brigetta Barrett claimed her sixth-straight NCAA Championship in the high jump to end her collegiate career. In her first meet as a professional on June 22, jumping for Nike, Barrett won her second-straight USA Championship with a personal-best clearance of 6-8.25 (2.04m). That is the second-best jump in U.S. history. Today, in Moscow, Barrett claimed the silver medal in the high jump with a clearance of 6-6.75 (2.00m). It is the seventh time in her career that she has cleared 6-6 or better. She was clean through her first four attempts, 6-2.25 (1.89m), 6-4 (1.93m), 6-5.5 (1.97m) and 6-6.75 (2.00m). The next height, 6-8 (2.03m), Barrett could not clear. Her clearance of 6-6.75 is the highest a female high jumper from the U.S. has ever cleared at the World Championships.

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