Jenny Barringer won the inaugural Bowerman Award from the USTFCCA. In 2009, Jenny established NCAA records in the mile, 3000 meters and 5,000 meters indoors. On the outdoor scene, Jenny set NCAA records at 1500 meters, 3,000 m steeplechase and 5000 meters. Her run at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, where she ran 3:59.90, the third fastest ever by an American women, opened many fans eyes. But, in my mind, it was her run in Berlin, where she stayed back the first three laps in the women’s steeplechase, and then just flew over the last 4.5 laps, breaking her own AR by ten seconds and missing a medal by less than two seconds, running 9:12.50, finishing fifth overall. Her desire to run cross country this fall, probably cost her a few drakmas. A bad race at the NCAA championships just showed that she is human, and we look forward to seeing Jenny Barringer run some exciting races in 2010!