Brigetta was born December 24, 1990 in Westchester, New York. Barrett grew up in New York and started the high jump her freshman year of high school. For her junior year, she moved to Texas to be in the best environment for success. She attended Duncanville High School in Texas, where she competed in high jump and became a two-time Texas state champion. She signed with the University of Arizona on a track scholarship straight out of high school. Barrett left her mark at Arizona by winning multiple NCAA Indoors and Outdoors competitions, as well as at the USA Championships. Following this success, Barrett exploded on the international high jump scene as well. In 2011, she was the World University Games Champion and advanced as a finalist at the World Championships. In 2012, Barrett was runner up at the U.S. Olympic Trials and continued her success at the London Games winning Olympic Silver in the high jump. With this win, Barrett became the first US woman since 1988 to medal in high jump at the games.
Some of her greatest accomplishments include: three-time NCAA Indoor/Outdoor Champion, 2013 World Outdoor Silver medalist, and two-time USA Outdoor Champion. Brigetta was also a Bowerman Award finalist for the 2013 season.
Not only is she a track star, but Brigetta also has an appreciation for the arts. At Arizona, she graduated cum laude with a degree in Theatre Arts. She has sang the National Anthem at multiple sporting events including NCAA Outdoor Championships and the 2013 Fiesta Bowl. In her free time she enjoys writing poetry and singing.
Olympic Silver Medalist – London 2012, World Championship Silver Medalist – Moscow, 2013, 2 time USA Outdoor Champion (2011/2013), 2013 World Outdoor Championships Silver Medalist, 2012 Olympic Trials Runner-up, 2011 – 2013 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor ChampionBrigetta's website »