UND Roster

2015-16 Track and Field Roster

Jade Barber

Sprints/Hurdles


Class Senior
Hometown Middleburg Heights, OH
High School Midpark
Bio

Highlights:

  • Nine-time USTFCCCA All-American
    • First Team: 100-meter hurdles (2015), 60-meter hurdles (2013 & 2014)
    • Second Team: Outdoor 4×400-meter relay (2015), 60-meter hurdles (2015), 100-meter hurdles (2013), indoor 4×400-meter relay (2013)
    • Honorable Mention: Outdoor 4×400-meter relay (2013), 60-meter hurdles (2012)
  • 2012, 2013, 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
  • 2012, 2013, 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
  • Four-time NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier
  • 2014 & 2015 ACC 100-Meter Hurdles Champion
  • 2014 ACC 60-Meter Hurdles Champion
  • 2014 ACC Outdoor 4×400-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST 100-Meter Hurdles Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST 4×100-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST 60-Meter Hurdles Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST Indoor 4×400-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2013 BIG EAST Indoor Championships Co-Most Outstanding Track Performer
  • 2012 BIG EAST 4×100-Meter Relay Champion
  • 2015 First Team All-ACC (60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles)
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (4×100-meter relay)
  • 2014 All-ACC (60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, outdoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2013 All-BIG EAST (100-meter hurdles, 4×100-meter relay, indoor 200 meters, 60-meter hurdles, indoor 4×400-meter relay)
  • 2012 All-BIG EAST (100-meter hurdles, outdoor 4×400-meter relay, 4×100-meter relay)
  • 2013 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Indoor and Outdoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
  • 2013 & 2015 World University Games participant
  • 2013 Silver Medalist – World University Games (4×100-meter relay)
  • 2012 USA Junior Track & Field Championships participant (100-meter hurdles

AS A SENIOR: Capped a sensational Irish career with a standout senior campaign, particularly in outdoor competition … became the all-time Irish leader in All-America citations with nine career nods (track & field only, excl. cross country), adding three between indoor and outdoor competition … added a final conference championship (100-meter hurdles) to her extensive trophy case … started the season with a first-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the Blue and Gold Invitational (8.34) … placed ninth in the 60 meters (7.68), sixth in the 200 meters (24.58) and second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.44) at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed 23rd in the 200 meters (24.65), third in the 60 meters (8.32), and third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.34) during the Razorback Invitational … placed seventh in the 60 meters (7.65), third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.41) and 10th in the 200 meters (24.72), at the Spire DI Invitational … placed first in the 60-meter Hurdles at the Alex Wilson Invitational … placed 12th in the 60 meter dash prelims (7.58) and second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.20) at the ACC Indoor Championships to earn first team All-ACC accolades … missed the finals by 0.01 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing ninth and earning a second team All-American certificate … finished in won four of six 100-meter hurdles races during the regular outdoor season, plus the ACC Outdoor Championships, and only finished outside the top two once in that span …  kicked off the outdoor season by breaking her own two-year-old record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.81) at the Texas Relays, finishing second … also placed eighth as part of the 4×100-meter relay team at the event (45.31) … finished first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.33), second in the 4×100 meter relay (45.54), and fourth in the 4×400 meter relay (3:43.87) at the Stanford Invitational … finished 13th in the 200 meters (24.39), first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.04), and first in the 4×100-meter relay at the Georgia Tech Invitational … placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.09) and first in the 4×200-meter relay (1:34.82) at the prestigious the Drake Relays … placed seventh in the 100-meter dash (12.30), first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.47) and second in the 4×100-meter relay (44.8) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … captured her second ACC Championship in the 100-meter hurdles (13.13) … also finished 10th in the 100-meter dash prelim (11.89) and third in the 4×100-meter relay (45.05) at the ACC Outdoor Championships, leaving with first and second team All-ACC honors … placed fifth in the quarterfinal of the 100-meter hurdles with a 13.00 run and a 14th place finish in the 4×100 meter relay quarterfinal (44.51) at the NCAA East Preliminary… placed second in the national 100-meter hurdle semifinal setting a Notre Dame record with a 12.70 run at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdle championship (12.85) and 12th in the 4×400 meter relay (3:35.62) during the NCAA Outdoor Championships for first and second team All-America honors, respectively … qualified for the 2015 World University Games, held in Gwangju, Korea, in the 100-meter hurdles, where she finished fourth … advanced to the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles at the 2015 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Compiled an extremely impressive indoor/outdoor track & field season while competing in 11 meets … earned indoor All-American honors … dominated the 60m hurdles field at the ACC Indoor Championships, scorching to a first place finish (8.19) in the event … followed up that performance with a seventh place finish and career-best mark in the 60m hurdles (8.10) … took home a pair of first place finishes at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 60m hurdles (8.24) and as a member of the 4×400 relay team (3:40.76) while also finishing second in the 60m dash (7.64) … was an essential piece of the Irish’s second place team finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, competing in a total of four events: placed sixth in the finals of the 100m dash (11.89); dusted the field en route to a first place finish in the finals of the 100m hurdles (12.98); was a member of the Irish’s 4×100 relay team that took second place (45.07); and was also a member of the Irish’s first place 4×400 relay team (3:33.70) … concluded season as a member of the Irish’s 4×100 relay team that finished 22nd in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round (46.03) … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in spectacular sophomore season, totaling four All-America citations and winning three BIG EAST championships … earned second team All-America honors in the 100m hurdles (11th – 13.09) and honorable mention All-America accolades in the 4x400m relay (19th) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … earned first team All-America honors in the 60m hurdles (seventh – 8.20) and second team All-America accolades in the 4x400m relay (11th – 3:35.85) … placed third in the 100m hurdles with a personal best time (13.00) in the NCAA East Preliminaries… also placed first with the 4x400m … finished first at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in both the 100m hurdles (13.08) and in the 4x100m relay (45.19) to earn all-BIG EAST honors … took second with a career-best time of 24.04 in the 200m, won the 60m hurdles (8.24) and the 4x400m relay (3:36.88) at the BIG EAST indoor meet to earn co-Most Outstanding Track Performer honors … named the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for both the indoor & outdoor seasons … qualified for the World University Games for the U.S. in the 100m hurdles … broke three school records as a sophomore: 60m hurdles (8.13), 100m hurdles (12.93) and indoor 4x400m relay (3:34.67) … ran third leg of 4x100m relay team for U.S. at the World Univeristy Games, helping team to second place and silver medal … ran a leg of the winning 4x100m relay at the Polytan Invitational (46.39) … placed first with the 4x400m (3:38.57) relay team and third with the 4x100m relay team (46.50) at the Louisville Border Battle … three top-five finishes at the Stanford Invitational: fifth place with the 4x100m relay team (45.99), second place with the 4x400m relay team (3:37.84) and second place in the 100m hurdles (13.68) … placed first in both the 100m hurdles (13.54) and in the 4x400m relay (3:35.06) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic … won the 60m hurdles and achieved a personal (8.13) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … finished second with the 4x400m relay team (3:38.50) at the Meyo Invitational … placed first in the 60m hurdles (8.37), sixth in the 60m (7.69) and second with the 4x400m (3:40.59) at the Indiana University Relays … won the 60m hurdles (8.37) and the 4x400m relay (3:41.69) at the Notre Dame Invitational and finished second in the 200m (24.77) … at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open finished second in both the 400m (56.95) and the 4x400m relay (3:44.41) … began the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a second place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.40) and two first-place finishes in the 200m (24.75) and 60m (7.74) dashes … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN:Turned in impressive freshman campaign, competing in 15 meets … ran a leg of the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, helping the Irish to an 18th place finish (3:37.97) … relay team qualified for NCAAs after finishing eighth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (3:35.85) … also competed in the 100m hurdles (13.53) and the 4x100m relay (53.71), finishing 28th and 22nd, respectively … earned all-BIG EAST accolades at the outdoor championships after finishing second in the 100m hurdles (13.34), third in the 4x400m relay (3:37.79) and first in the 4x100m relay (45.17) … helped 4x400m relay team to sixth place showing at the Drake Relays (3:40.76) … had impressive meet at the Polytan Invitational, finishing first in the 400m (54.90) and second in the 100m hurdles (13.71), 4x100m relay (46.18) and 4x400m relay (3:40.73) … won a pair of titles at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle, finishing first in the 100m dash (11.82) and 4x400m relay (3:40.56) … also placed second in the 4x100m relay (45.54) … helped 4×100 (45.78) and 4x400m (3:40.11) relay teams to a pair of third place finishes at the Stanford Invitational … also finished 11th in the 100m hurdles (14.03) … won the 400m dash at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (55.62) … finished fifth in the 100m hurdles (13.96), and helped the 4x400m (3:39.67) and 4x100m (45.75) relay teams to second and third place finishes, respectively, at the Victor Lopez Classic … took fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Alex Wilson Invitational (8.58) … helped the women’s distance medley relay team finish fourth (11:28.87) and the 4x400m relay team (3:41.98) to a fifth place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … helped 4x400m relay team finish third at the Meyo Invitational (3:43.97) … 4x400m relay team took fourth at the Indiana Relays (3:46.21) … also placed ninth in the 400m dash (57.24) … opened career with a third place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.82), while helping the 4x400m relay team finish first (3:51.49) at the season-opening Blue & Gold Invitational … competed in the 100m hurdles and finished fourth at the USA Junior Track & field Championships in June … earned a monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Jade Paige Barber graduated from Midpark High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered four times in track & field as a sprinter and hurdler … also lettered three times as a guard on the basketball team and once in cross country … conference and sectional champion as a freshman, sophomore and senior … regional and state champion as a senior … won the 2010 indoor state championship in the 400 meters in 55.46 and the 60 meters in 8.71 … named team MVP as a sophomore … top times include 54.35 in the 400 meters, 14.36 in the 100 hurdles, 24.64 in the 200 meters and 11.8 in the 100 meters … basketball team won a conference and sectional title during senior year … competed on the Ohio Flyers club team, advancing to the AAU nationals in 2009 and placing second in the women’s 16 age group … off the track, was a member of the National Honors Society … born to John Barber III and Annette Moore in Cleveland, Ohio … has an older brother John Barber IV, and a twin sister, Kaila, who is also a track & field student-athlete at Notre Dame … brother, John, ran track & field in college … enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in history with a minor in business economics.