Justin Barber  
Justin Barber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mequon, Wis.

High School:
Homestead HS

Position:
Throws


01/24/2015

Gophers Dominate in Border Battle Dual

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program dominated a rare dual meet on Saturday afternoon against Border Battle rival Wisconsin, picking up a 98-59 win over the Badgers.

01/17/2015

Throwers, Vaulters Dominate on Saturday

Minnesota picked up three titles on Saturday at the Minnesota Open.

01/10/2015

Gophers Pick Up 14 Titles in Opener

The Gophers dominated its season opener on Saturday to the tune of 14 individual titles.

01/09/2015

Gophers Kick Off 2015 with Northwest Open

The University of Minnesota track & field program kicks off the 2015 campaign on Saturday with the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on campus.

01/07/2015

Minnesota Names Captains for 2015

Mark Jennings, Blayne Dulian and Justin Barber will serve as team captains for the Gophers this year.

2015 Season - Indoor: Finished first in the weight throw at the 2015 Northwest Open with a throw of 19.59 meters (64-03.25 ft.).• At the 2015 Minnesota Open set an individual personal record in the wieght throw in route to taking home the title with a throw of 21.14 meters (69-04 ft.).

2013 Season- Indoor:
Placed fourth in the weight throw at the SPIRE DI Challenge with a distance of 67-04 3/4 (20.54m)• also competed in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic finishing first with a distance of 67-0 1/2 (20.46m)• At the Showshoe Open he finished second with a distance of 66-07 3/4 (20.31m) andthrid at the Northwest Open with a distance of 58-03 1/2 (17.76). Outdoor: competed in the discus at the NDSU Tune UP finishing first with a throw of 188-02 (57.36m)• finished third in discus at Iowa Musco Invitational with distance of 182-08 3/4 (55.72)• finished fourth in hammer at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a throw of 191-11 (58.49m).

2012 Season - Indoor: Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Northwest Open with a distance of 52-0 1/2 (15.86m) • also competed in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic (50-9 1/4) and Snowshoe Open (53-10 1/2). Outdoor: Competed in a total of 13 events of the outdoor season • competed in the discus at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 170-7 (52.00m) • also competed in the hammer throw with a toss of 164-7 (50.16m) • finished second in the discus at the Bolstorff Twilight with a toss of 178-4 (54.36m) • placed fifth in discus at the UNI Open (169-8) • finished second in discus (167-5) and hammer (176-0) at the Hamline Invite • placed third at the Drake Alternates (159-08, 48.66m) • finished fourth in the hammer at the Bolstorff Twilight with a throw of 176-9 (53.88m).

2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Qualified for Junior Nationals in discus with a throw of 171-5

High School: A 2010 graduate of Homestead High School • high school coach was Bill Richards • 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state runner-up in discus with a throw of 176-8 and third place finisher in shot put with a throw of 58-3 • His team won the 2010 Division 1 state meet • 2010 all-state honoree • Two-time North Shore Conference champion in both throwing events • Two-time all-conference honoree • set school record in discus (179-11) • competed in the state meet three of four years • also an all-state and all-conference football player with two state championships • also lettered in orchestra.

Personal: Born May 11, 1992 • majoring in economics - son of Michael and Jackie Barber • has an older sister, Lauren, a senior at Harvard