Full name: John Baird Barnes
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 12, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 25, 2004 in Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Occidental Tigers, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: United States
John Barnes ran for Occidental College and won the 800 at the 1951-52 NCAA Championships. He finished second in the 1952 Olympic Trials but failed to make the Olympic final. In 1952 he ran on a world-record setting 4×880 relay team (with Bill Ashenfelter, Reggie Pearman, and Mal Whitfield) at the USA vs. British Empire meet in London. He later coached high school track & field from 1962 thru 1992, and also taught government at local colleges. He was a Civil War buff and collected antiques related to the Civil War.
Personal Bests: 440y – 48.1 (1951); 800 – 1:49.6 (1952); Mile – 4:19.0 (1950).
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||United States||USA||4 h2 r2/3|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||4||1:53.4||1:53.54|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||1:54.5|