Derek Barnes
Derek Barnes
Height: 6-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Coto De Caza, Calif.
High School: Tesoro
Position: Sprints
Major: Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology

2014: All-American (4x400m outdoor) … All-American (4x400m indoor) … NEWMAC All-Conference (4x400m) … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … (Outdoor): member of 4x400m relay team that finished fourth with a time of 3:12.28 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/24) … finished ninth in the 400m dash at the ECAC Championships (5/15) crossing the line in 49.87 … clinched third place at the New England Division III Championships (5/3) in the 400m dash with a time of 49.09, also earned a tenth place finish in the 200m dash with a season best time of 22.48 … part of NEWMAC Championship (4/26) winning 4x400m relay team, finished third in the 400m dash (49.85), and eighth in the 200m dash (22.91) … (Indoor): earned All-America accolades as a member of the fourth place finishing 4x400m relay team at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships (3/15) ... finished 24th in the 400m dash at the NEICAAA Championships (3/1) crossing the line in 50.38 … recorded a season best time of 49.25 in the 400m dash at the John Thomas Invitational (1/25) to finish 31st, also set a personal best in the 200m dash in 23.05 with an 82nd place finish.

2013: All-American (4x400 relay) … (indoor): first in the 4x400m relay at the Tufts Stampede (2/02) with a time of 3:24.28 … at the New England Division III Championship (2/16), he came seventh in the 400m with a 50.76 and second in the 4x400m relay in 3:23.97 … was part of the 4x400 relay that finished in ninth place at the NCAA Division III Championship (2/09) with a time of 3:18.70 … part of the 4x400 relay that holds the MIT freshman record with a time of 3:24.28 … (Outdoor): Won the 400m with a time of 49.36 at the Engineer’s Cup (4/06) … came first in the 400m with a 48.84 against Colby, Bates and USM (4/13) … finished third in both the 200m in 22.87 and the 400m with a 48.84 at NEWMACs (4/27) … improved to a 48.78 in the 400 at NEICAAAs (5/10) … was part of the 4x400 relay that finished in eighth place at NCAAs (5/25) with a 3:15.85.

Off the Track: Majoring in aerospace engineering with information technology … researched in the Space Systems Lab.

High School: A 2012 graduate of Tesoro High School … CIF finalist in 400m … varsity letterwinner all four years … track captain (2010, 2011) … also played soccer … vice president of school’s AMC Club … valedictorian … two-time Torch of Excellence recipient … National AP Scholar.