The 5-foot-8 senior clocked the nation’s fastest prep times in the 1600- and 3200-meter run this past season, with both clockings ranking among the top 10 performances in U.S. girls prep history. Barnett recorded her national season-best time of 4:37.58 in the 1600 at the Pacific League finals, while she posted her career-best time of 9:52.23 in the 3200 at the Laguna Beach Distance Carnival. She also ran the nation’s second-fastest mile, 4:39.41, and had a state-best finish of 2:07.31 in the 800, the seventh-fastest prep time in the U.S. this spring. Undefeated at all distances this year, Barnett won the 1600 at the CIF Southern Section Div. 1 finals in 4:42.89.
Barnett has maintained an A average in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.
Barnett has volunteered locally on behalf of the Dream Center, a homeless shelter that also provided daily food for the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic.