Aaron Barnes
Aaron Barnes
Height: 5-7
Weight: 135
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Westover H.S.
2009: There wasn't a sophomore slump for Aaron who continued to be one of the top performers on the Rams' cross country squad...He had a pair of third place finishes in the season at the UNC-Pembroke Invitational and at the Salem College Invitational...His best 8K time of the season came at the Greensboro Invitational where he finished 20th with a 27:04.7.

2008: Aaron had a great freshman season as a Ram in 2008...He finished the season with a pair of top ten finishes and a school record...He opened the season with a fifth place finish at the UNC-Pembroke Invitational with a 22:11.20 in the 6,437m event...He also had a seventh-placed finish at the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational in Hagan Stone Park in nearby Greensboro, N.C...He had a school-record performance at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in Orlando, Fla. when he placed 46th in 8K event with a time of 26:47.90...The effort was the best 8K time in WSSU cross country history at the time.

Personal: Aaron will return to the Winston-Salem State Cross Country team as a sophomore this fall...He is a 2008 graduate of Westover High School in Fayetteville, N.C. where he had a distinguished career in cross country...He earned all-conference and regional honors in high school and was named team captain as a senior...He was also a regional qualifier in Junior Olympics...He was named a Distinguished Senior and an AIG Identified honoree...He is the son of Tonnie and Patricia Barnes...He was born on March 21, 1990.