Barre wins NCAA Division III Pentathlon National Championship
Liz Barre of the Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team became the first national indoor track and field champion in program history Friday when she won the pentathlon with a school record 3,873 points at the 2023 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this past Friday.
Barre won the high jump clearing the bar at 1.70 meters and the long jump with a school record leap of 5.69 meters. She placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a school record time of 8.71 seconds and recorded a personal-best throw of 10.66 meters in the shot put to place ninth. She then closed the day with a personal-best time of 2:30.87 in the 800-meter run, placing ninth. The 3,873 points scored for Barre is the second most points scored at a Division III championship meet and the fourth most ever scored in Division III.
In addition to winning the national championship, Barre, a senior doubling majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, was also named the University Athletic Association women’s “Most Outstanding Performer” in Field Events and the CMU Student-Athlete of the Week. This marks Barre's second straight All-America status in the pentathlon.