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Austin competed in the Akron Marathon on September 29, 2012. This was his first attempt at any marathon and he finished it in a terrific time of 3 hours 12 minutes and 24 seconds. Austin's time put him finishing 68th overall and 59th in his gender group and an astonishing 2nd in his age group!
Next stop Columbus, Ohio for the Columbus Marathon. Having the experience of his first 26.2 under his belt, Austin beat his time by nearly 14 minutes in this run! In Columbus, Austin finished 117 overall, 104th in his gender group and 3rd in his division.
Austin participated in the New York City Half Marathon on March 17, 2013. Plans for the Boston Marathon were squashed when there were no more entries available when he tried to register. That didn't stop Austin in his endeavor to run in Boston. He did successfully register for the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Austin participated in the Cleveland Marathon on May 19, 2013. Austin suffered a hip injury during the race that started in March of the same year.
Future running plans include the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Still working on getting the hip stronger so he can run. He is almost there!
Austin started in Tiger Cubs at age 5. He progressed through Bob Cat, Wolf Cub, Bear Cub, Weblo 1 & 2. Next he progressed through the Arrow of Light Ceremony to become a full fledged Boy Scout. Austin worked through all of the ranks of scouting finally culminating in his acheiving the ultimate rank of Eagle Scout.
Every Eagle Scout completes a service project as part of his requirement to earn his prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Austin was no different and his project involved his church. Austin came up with a plan to build a new storage structure on the church property. He owned the project from start to finish and you can see the results of his hard work as you drive down Main Street in Peninsula, Ohio!
Austin started with Piano lessons at age 6. He has performed in 4 piano recitals at Kent State University.
Trumpet came next in concert band at Woodridge Middle School from grades 5 thru 8.
Austin continued to show his versatility by switching instruments in high school. He took up the Baritone at Woodridge High School playing in concert band and marching band. There he marched in 4 parades each year. The highlight of the marching experience came in 2010 when he marched at Disney World right down Main Street USA!
In 2014 Austin continued his musical pursuits in addition to a demanding academic schedule. He performed in 5 piano recitals. He is learning the complicated Billy Joel song, and his favorite, Piano Man!
Member of the 6 time State Champion Cross Country team.
There have been many great families and friends lending their support to me over the years. I am thankful to each and every one of them and their help getting me to be the man I am today. Austin Barnhart
Honor Roll Freshman and Sophomore years. Scholar Athelete Freshman and Sophomore years. Junior and Senior Years Merit Roll. 8th Grade reveived citizenship award out of entire class of 160 classmates. Bulldog Courage Award received at Graduation. Also Athletic Courage Award his Senior year. Spanish Club member Sophomore and Junior years.
Currently enrolled at Tri-C, Cuyahoga Community College, Austin is busy taking core classes and plans to transfer to Kent State in the fall of 2014 and major in Business Management and Marketing.
Born February 22, 1994
Hometown Peninsula, Ohio
This is Austin's first year at Cuyahoga Community College. He commutes between 2 different branch locations of the college for his various courses. At the moment Austin is deciding on what course his academic career will travel. He is actively making the decision on what he will declare he major to be very soon.
Austin has been so dedicated and focused on his high school cross country and training for marathons that there has been little other time for outside work to make sure he keeps up with his studying and school work. Addtionally, the intense focus on music, and playing 3 instruments has really rounded out his available hours during all 7 days of the week. Regardless of his commitment to school, music and running, Austin has also added these jobs to his already bulging schedule.
Part time custodian.