Justin Barber  
Justin Barber

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mequon, Wis.

High School:
Homestead HS

Position:
Throws


02/21/2014

Gophers Host Snowshoe Open

Junior Mark Jennings owns the Snowshoe Open shot put record at 17.65 meters (57-11 ft.) after winning the event last season.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/15/2014

Simons Runs Sub-Four Mile in Seattle

Simons just missed his personal record in the mile of 3:59.32 set last year as a junior - a performance that ranks second all-time at Minnesota.

01/31/2014

Lehman Sets New School Record

The Coon Rapids, Minn., native finished first in the men's weight throw with his toss of 22.09 meters (72-05.75 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