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Barrett aims for right notes at U.S. track and field championships
Barrett aims for right notes at U.S. track and field championships

Brigetta Barett is accustomed to hitting high notes, athletically and artistically. Barrett, who won a silver medal in the women’s high jump at the London Olympics last summer and is a six-time NCAA champion, sang the national anthem before winning her most recent NCAA title for the University of Arizona. She brings the world’s second-best high jump mark this year into the U.S. track and field championships, which will take place this weekend at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The U.S. championships help determine who will represent the U.S. at the world championships, to be held Aug. 10-18 in Moscow. Much of this weekend’s action can be seen via webcast....

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