Women's Track & Field
Celera Barnes - Women's Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Ventura, CA
  • Previous School UCLA
  • High school St. Bonaventure

College Bests

60 7.25  200 23.54 
100 11.16 (0.4)  300 38.48

Indoor (junior)

  • Ran a 60m SB 7.39 at the Tiger Paw Invite preliminaries on Feb. 8, 2019

Outdoor (freshman)

  • First Team All-America (4x100m relay)
    • Fourth place team running leadoff with Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kayelle Clarke and Kianna Gray
  • SEC Bronze Medal (4x100m relay)
    • Ran 42.30, the school record and third fastest by a school in collegiate history
  • NCAA semifinalist in the 100m after running a PB 11.16 at NCAA East Prelims
  • Won the 100m at Kentucky Relays
  • On UK’s winning 4×100 and 4x200m relays at Tennessee Relays
  • On UK’s winning 4x100m relay at Florida Relays

Indoor (sophomore)

  • SEC Championships competitor, placing 12th in the 60m and 22nd in the 200m
  • Third in the 60m at the Clemson Tiger Paw invitational, running a PB 7.25 in the final
  • Won the 60m at the McCravy Memorial

Prior to UK

  • Finished third at the USATF Junior Championships in the 100m with a personal best time of 11.41
  • Also clocked an 11.52 in the prelims
  • Ran a 23.70 in the 200m prelims
  • Made the semifinals at the IAAF World U20 Championships in the 100m
  • Clocked a best time of 11.51 in the prelims.

High School

  • Prepped at St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, California
  • California State Champion in the 200m with a wind-aided time of 23.25
  • Placed second in the 100m with a time of 11.47 at the CIF California State Championships
  • Was the runner-up in both the 100m (11.35w) and 200m (23.43w) at the CIF-SS Division 4 finals
  • Tri-Valley champion in both the 100m (12.03) and 200m (24.95)
  • Placed third in the 200m (23.73) and fourth in the 100m (11.71) at the CIF California State Championships her junior year
  • First Team All-league 2014-2016 and All-county 2014-2016
  • A Ventura County Hall of Fame inductee in 2016.


  • Parents: Tylene Samuel and Patrick Barnes
  • Siblings: Has one brother named Tyrell and a sister named Victoria
  • Enjoys gymnastics, volunteer work and playing sports.
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