John Barnes
John Barnes
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hollowayville, Ill.
Events: Throws

Personal Bests

Shot Put: 47-6.25 (2/1/19)
Weight Throw: 66-4.5 (12/7/19)
Discus: N/A

Discus: 156-1 (3/30/18)
Hammer: 178-0 (3/30/18)
Shot Put: 49-0.25 (4/26/19)
Javelin: 122-8 (5/3/19)

2019 Outdoor: Placed fifth in both the discus and hammer throw at the OVC Championships... Recorded a PR in the shot put (49-0.25) at the Memphis Invitational... Had three top-5 finishes in the discus during the season... Competed in the javelin for the first time at the Gateway Classic 5/3

2019 Indoor: Won his second straight OVC Championship in the weight throw with a toss of 64-6.5... Set a PR mark of 66-4.5 in the weight throw at the SIUE/SEMO Dual 12/7... His mark of 66-4.5 is second all-time for SIUE in the event... Had three first place and three second place finishes in the weight throw during the season

2018 Outdoor: Set PRs in both the discus (156-1) and hammer (178-0) at the Joey Haines Invitational… Set a PR in the shot put (45-1) at the OVC Championships… Placed second in the discus at the Bill Cornell Classic.

2018 Indoor: Won the weight throw at the OVC Championships with a PR throw of 61-8.5... Set a PR and finished seventh in the shot put at the Marshall Invite with a toss of 45-5.75... Did not start competing in track and field until 2017. 

2016-2017: Competed last season with the Cougars wrestling team as a heavyweight. 

Prep: Class A state champion at heavyweight for St. Bede Academy ... Two-time state place winner ... Took third place as a junior ... Set the single-season wins record at 41 for St. Bede  ... Standout competitor in track and field as a state place winner in the discus his junior year ... Placed second at the 2016 IHSA state meet in the discus and seventh in the shot put ... Parents are Ron and Nelle Barnes.