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Track and field junior qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials

Boston University women’s track and field junior Allison Barwise qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials in the high jump on Sunday.

Barwise qualified for the trials during the East Coast Athletic Conference Championship at Princeton University with a jump of 1.87 meters. The leap, which is second in the NCAA this season, gave Barwise an automatic ‘A’ standard for the trials and was just short of BU’s record.

The next best high jump during the championships was a mark of 1.75 meters by AlisonDay from Monmouth University.

Barwise’s qualification comes after an impressive junior season. The Orange, Conn., native had the conference-best mark in the high jump, with 1.80 meters, and in the heptathlon, with 5014 points, during the outdoor season. Barwise then set a conference record in the high jump with a leap of 1.82 meters at the America East Championships.

She then received the Coaches’ Award at the America East Championships as she had accumulated the most points out of any female competitor.

Most recently, Barwise was named a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association First Team All-American in the high jump after she finished fifth in the NCAA Championships with a jump of 1.81 meters.

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