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Brigetta Barrett is an accomplished singer and so it’s likely that she knows Alice Cooper’s 70s rock anthem ‘Schools Out’ off by heart. It’s probably a tune she and the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been mentally humming since the start from the summer.
The London 2012 Olympic Games High Jump silver medallist and 100m champion have both finished their academic studies, at least for the moment, and that has meant they have been able to bring fresh minds and bodies to their summer campaigns.
New York native Barrett graduated recently in theatre arts studies from the University of Arizona while Fraser-Pryce received her degree in child adolescent developmental studies from Jamaica’s University of Technology last November.
“It feels so good to be graduated and, especially for me, it’s a case of balancing my training, taking care of my body, and then I have to go to do community service, and I love doing community service. I love talking at high schools and little kids, it’s so much fun,” said Barrett at the traditional press conference ahead of Saturday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris.