Published: June 1, 2009

jenny barringer

Jenny Barringer, No. 4 on right, ran the fastest 5K in the world this year in May.

Senior Jenny Barringer ran the fastest 5K in the world this year, finishing in 15:09.72 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in May.

She finished her CU indoor track career by winning her first NCAA indoor title, capturing the 3,000-meter championship in March. Barringer’s time of 8:42.03 was a college indoor record. The 2008 Olympian was subsequently named the Indoor Female Track Athlete of the Year by U.S. track and cross country coaches.

She owns NCAA records in the indoor mile, the indoor 3,000, the indoor 5, 000 and the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

“This was better than the masterpiece I had designed at the beginning of the year,” Barringer says.