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Barringer leaves CU with some big shoes to fill
They've run in the Olympic games. They've crossed four NCAA championship races in first place. They've pounded thousands and thousands of miles of pavement, but Jenny Barringer, along with her shoes, have no intention of slowing down.
In her freshman year, Jenny won the steeplechase national championship. "Going in being this complete underdog, I wasn't even highlighted as a potential contender, and winning that and really just the shock from a lot of people, that's probably one of my greatest memories of college," said Jenny Barringer.
After breaking a U.S. record for steeplechase during trials, Jenny set off to compete in the 2008 Olympic games. She placed ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase without missing class. She was able to do video conferences with her classes from Beijing, to prevent her from falling behind.
While most would feel she's done it all, Jenny has yet to settle with her accomplishments. What's the next step?
"I think taking on the world more on my own is gonna be the next thing, and the next level, and the next challenge." Jenny said. She hopes to compete in the pro circuit running cross country and steeplechase.