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Josephine Barker

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Richmond, N.Yorkshire (Eng.)

High School:
Richmond School



2013-14: Swam in 12 meets during her freshman campaign...Swam in 50 total evens...17 top-3 finishes...Finished in first place four times throughout the season...Placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay on two occasion (Nov. 8 vs. Marshall, Feb. 7 at Xavier)...Finished first in 200-yard medley relay vs. Marshall with a time of 1:46.47...Placed first in the 400-yard medley relay on Oct. 26 at Ball State with a time of 3:32.49...Best time in the 50-yard freestyle was a 24.27 at Virginia Tech on Nov. 21...Best time in the 100-yard freestyle (53.29) came on March 1 at the Mid-American Conference Championship prelims...Top time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.15) on Feb. 28 at MAC Championships...Best 200-yard medley relay came on No. 2 against Buffalo where she clocked in at 1:45.61...Swam a 3:25.34 in the 400-yard freestyle relay on March 1 at the MAC Championships...Top 400-yard medley relay time of 3:52.72...Best 500-yard freestyle time of 5:04.56 on 2/27 at MAC Championships...Top time in the 800-yard freestyle relay came at the MAC Championships on Feb. 28 (7:34.16).

High School: Attended Richmond School ... Named Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year in 2013 ... Named Up and Coming Sportsperson of the Year in 2011 ... Set a club record in the 100 Free in 2013 ... Named Student of the Month in Sept. 2012.

Personal: Born June 3, 1995 ... Daughter of Roberta and Nigel ... Goes by the nickname "Josie" ... Has one sister, Louise ... Favorite athlete is Jessica Ennis and favorite team is Manchester United ... Plans to major in International Business ... Swam club with Richmond Dales ASC for seven years.

Best Times Prior to 2013-14 Season (All in Long Course Meters):
50 Free - 27.20
100 Free - 58.33
200 Free - 2:06.86
400 Free - 4:30.02