Photo by Kirby Lee: Sally Kipyego and Jenny Barringer go 1-2 at the 2007 NCAA Cross-Country Championships
Jenny Barringer, University of Colorado junior, won her first indoor Big 12 Conference title yesterday, and she won it in style. Not only did it earn her team ten points, but it marked the first time EVER that she beat Texas Tech’s Sally Kipyego, one of the best distance runners the NCAA has ever seen. Both runners had to break the current NCAA record and run faster than anyone in the world has yet this season in order to go after the win in the Mile, but only one runner could come away with the title, and this time, it was Barringer. Barringer pointed out the high level of competition in the Big 12 after the race.