THIS YEAR: Sophomore Sam Barkley battled through injuries his first season of competing for USC in the hurdles, but has returned to health and looks forward to developing as a javelin thrower under USC's esteemed throws coach Dan Lange.. Barkley will likely redshirt this season.
2012: Barkley had a season best 400m IH time of 55.13 to place 14th at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 10. Had a best 110m HH time of 15.26 to take fourth at the Rossi Relays on Feb. 25.
HIGH SCHOOL: Barkley went to high school at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif. Barkley won the CIF Southern Section 110m HH and 300m IH with PRs respectively of 14.08w and 37.51. His wind-legal 110m HH PR is 14.11. Barkley finished 12th at the 2011 California State Meet in the 110m HH.
PERSONAL: Barkley was born on Sept. 12, 1992 in Newport Beach, Calif. He is the younger brother of USC record-setting quarterback Matt Barkley and has a twin sister Lainy who is also a sophomore at USC...His hobbies include cooking and hunting...Is a Human Performance major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 110m HH -- 14.08w 300m IH -- 37.51 400m IH -- 55.13