Born in Pasadena, California...parents are Randall and Claire Barnes...majoring in economics.
All-Academic and All State in cross country in 1995...All-State track in 1996 and 1997.
1998 | Freshman Year
recorded her fastest time of the season (18:09) and a 10th-place finish at the Fresno Invitational...finished in 25th place at the Mountain West Classic...was the sixth runner to finish in the open division at the Stanford Invitational...wrapped up her season with a 37th place finish out of 120 runners in the BYU Autumn Classic.
1999 | Sophomore Year
helped BYU to a second-place finish in the women's open race at the Stanford Invitational, finishing 36th out of 255 runners, in 19:13...finished in 26th place in the women's B race at the Pre-NCAA meet at Indiana University with a time of 19:01.