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Eagle of the Month
Jeremi Barnes
Jeremi Barnes
Men's Indoor Track & Field
April 1, 2017

Jeremi Barnes has been named the March Male Athlete of the Month for his performance at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships on March 2nd.

The freshman from Raytown, Mo. made history by becoming the first Eagle to qualify for the Indoor National Championships, hitting the NAIA "A" Standard in the Triple Jump at the Heart Championships.

At the national championships, Barnes earned a ninth place finish, just one slot outside of becoming the program's first ever NAIA Track and Field All-American.

Barnes followed up his championship performance by winning the Triple Jump in his first outdoor meet at the CMU Open, and then made history once again on April 1st when he set the NAIA "A" Standard while winning the event once again at the Baker Relays. The jump of 14.43m puts Barnes in a class of his own as the only Eagle to ever qualify for both the indoor and outdoor national championships in the same season.