Medford, Mass. - Trinity College sophomore Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) ran the 800-meter run in 2:17.80, good for an eighth-place finish at the Tufts University Final Qualifier meet on Saturday at the Gantcher Center in Medford, Massachusetts. The meet served as one final meet for participating athletes to improve their marks in order to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships coming up March 10-11 in Naperville, Illinois. Qualifying runners will find out Sunday evening if they qualify for the National Championships.
Barnes finished just .54 seconds behind the seventh-place runner from Rochester Institute of Technology in a close finish all-around. Barnes is coming off a sixth-place finish at last weekend's New England Open Championships and four first-place finishes in multiple events to her name this indoor season.