Michaela Barros
Michaela Barros
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fortuna, CA
High School: Fortuna Union HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 3Y

2018-19 -- Cross Country: Redshirted.

2017-18 -- Track: Earned a career-best 3,000-meter steeplechase performance — 11:21.96 — on March 10 (at Westmont) during UC Santa Barbara’s Tri-Meet with UC Riverside (good for seventh place in a field that saw three teammates enter the Top 10 in school history); helped Cal Poly top the rival Gauchos 97-96 and the Highlanders 112-70 in a rainfall ... added a 1,500m time of 4:50.1 (almost bettering her PR) at the 36th annual #ShareSLO Invitational on March 24 ... again earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: Started fall helping the Mustangs earn a 22-37 Blue-Green Rivalry win at UCSB’s Lagoon Open on Sept. 2, as she ran the 5k in 21:22.53 ... also helped Cal Poly win the Fresno XC Invitational on Sept. 9, clocking a 20:44.3 while the squad compiled a victorious score of 39.

2016-17 -- Track: Posted a season-best 1,500-meter performance of 4:49.76 (fifth) at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 22 ... top 3,000m steeplechase time of 12:03.70 came at the dual vs. UCSB on April 29 (fourth) ... also earned Big West Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: Ran in one meet, taking 12th place at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 15, with a 5k time of 20:47.0.

2015-16 -- Track: Redshirted. Cross Country: Competing unattached at the Cal Poly Invite on Oct. 17, ran the 5k in 19:31.3 (good for 14th place).

Prep -- At Fortuna Union High School, finished 26th at the 2013 CIF State Cross Country Championships for Division 4, clocking a 5k time of 19:20 ... the same season, added a career-best 3-mile performance of 18:14 at the Humboldt Del Norte League finals (second place) ... in track season, her 1,600-meter PR for the Huskies was 5:12.44 (taking fourth at the North Coast Section Redwood Area Empire meet) ... was an honors student and also served as class president.

Personal -- Majors in Journalism (with a minor in Kinesiology) ... chose Cal Poly because she “wanted to be part of a team that was passionate and inspired each other to achieve their aspirations.”