Colby Barber Athlete Profile

Colby Barber

Position: Throws Height: 5-11 Weight: 215 Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2012 Hometown: Sandy, UT

Personal

  • Born in Denver, Colorado
  • Parents are David and Kandie
  • Served in the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission (2007-08) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Enjoys camping, scuba diving and the outdoors

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Brighton High
  • 4.0 student
  • State champion in the shot put

Summary

Indoor

  • Academic All-MWC Team (2010)
  • MWC Scholar-Athlete (2010)

Outdoor

  • MWC Championship Team (2007, 2010, 2011)
  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team (2012)

Stats

Shot put - 57-06.0
Weight throw - 42-00.75 
Discus - 155-02


2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Competed in the shot put at the MWC Championships
  • Placed second in the shot put and sixth in the weight throw at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Competed in the shot put at the TCR Invitational at UNM
  • Threw a season-best 52-6.50 inches in the shot put at the Wildcat Indoor Open at Weber State
  • Competed in the shot put at the ASU/Clif Bar Invitational
  • Placed third in the shot put at the Cougar Invitational
  • Took third in the shot put with a season-best throw of 51-3.75 and competed in the discus (136-8.5) at the Wildcat Outdoor Open
  • Finished second in the shot put at the University of Utah Twilight Meet

2010 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Competed in the discus at the BYU Indoor Invitational

Outdoor:

  • Competed in discus (130-08) and shot put (50-07.5) at the MWC Championships
  • Finished fifth in the discus (143-11) and shot put (50-06.75) at the Wildcat Twilight Open
  • Placed second in the shot put (51-09.75) and fourth in the discus (139-07) at the BYU Invitational
  • Finished fourth in the shot put (54-02.75) at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Won the discus (151-04) at the Mesa Classic and finished fourth in shot put (52-03.25)
  • Competed in the shot put and discus in the Sun Angel Track Clasic, the BYU Cougar Invitational and the Stanford Invitational

2011 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Finished third in the shot put and fourth in the shot put with a throw of 16.24m (53-03.50) at the BYU Invitational
  • Took third place at the Snake River Open in the shot put with a throw of 15.51m (54-02)
  • Finished fourth (16.47m, 54-0.5) in the shot put at the Wildcat Open
  • Competed the MWC Championships and took seventh place in the shot put with a throw of 15.98m (52-5.25).

Outdoor:

  • Took fourth place at the Aztec Invitational in the shot put with a throw of 16.41m
  • Finished runner-up in the shot put at the Sun Angel Track Classic with a throw of 17.18m
  • At the BYU Robison Invitational took third in shot put (16.77m) and eighth in discus (42.83m) and followed it up with a third-place shot put (15.49m) and a sixth-place discus (43.88m) at the BYU Twilight meet
  • Third place at the MWC Championships in the shot put with a mark of 17.16m

2012 | Senior Year

  • USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Team