Forum staff reports, Published February 18 2013
Bison track and field adds London Olympian to staffFARGO – The North Dakota State track and field programs have added one of the world’s best high jumpers to the Bison coaching staff. Trevor Barry is a 2012 London Olympian and the bronze medalist at the 2011 World Championships in the high jump.
He will direct the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Barry is a decorated high jumper on the international track and field scene, owning a personal-best jump of 7 feet, 7¼ inches.
He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, representing his native Bahamas, and placed third in the high jump at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Barry competed collegiately at Dickinson State University (N.D.), where he set the school high jump and long jump records in 2006. He holds the Bison Sports Arena high jump record of 7-3, set in 2008, as well as the Shelly Ellig Indoor Facility record of 7-2½ .