Dave BarnettClass of 1979Dave Barnett is widely recognized as the greatest distance runner in Aberdeen High School history.
Unbeaten in league and cross country in both his junior and senior seasons at Aberdeen, he completed his high school career by winning state AAA championships in both sports as a senior. He captured the cross country title in the fall of 1978, then won the state 2-mile the following spring. A high school All-American in both sports, he also established the state record for the steeplechase in 1979. He also set school records for the mile and 2-mile the same year.
Barnett was a four-year letterman in track and cross-country at the University of Washington, winning more than 20 races at the college level and competing in the NCAA cross country championships.