2009 OUTDOOR: Threw a season best mark of 54'-8.25" in the shot put at the Sooner Invitational ... best mark of 148'-00" in the discus at the ACU Invite ... eight top five finishes on the season.
2009 INDOOR: Named All-Big 12 after throwing a season best 56'-4" and placing seventh at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... finished in the top five in three other meets.
2008 OUTDOOR: Earned All-Regional honors in the Midwest Regional with a season-best mark of 56'-7.25" in the shot put ... earned All-Conference honors finishing seventh with a throw of 55'-8.50" ... competed in the Big 12 Championships in the discus throw event with a mark of 143'-11" ... won the Oliver Jackson Open ... competed in 9 events in the shot put event ... competed in six events in the discus throw.
2008 INDOOR: Earned All-Conference honors in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 55'-02.25" ... won the Texas Tech Invitational throwing a personal best mark of 55'-08.25" ... placed second with a mark of 53'-10.5" at a Texas Tech Invitational ... placed second a Texas Tech Invitational with a mark of 52'-08.25".
SOUTH PLAINS: Attended South Plains College...was a member of the indoor and outdoor track National Championship teams ... All-American and National Champion in Shot Put during Indoor ... All-American in both shot put and discus during Outdoor.
HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2005 State Championship in shot put ... named first team all-district as an offensive and defensive tacke ... two-time distrcit and regional champ in shot put ... first team all-district in basketball ... holds the Sundown school record with a thow of 54'10".
PERSONAL: Born November 17, 1987, in Lubbock, Texas...son of Kathy and Mike Barnette and Janna and Mike Menges...enjoys playing sports, fishing, and spending time with family...majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.