UA's Brigetta Barrett, who cleared a personal-best 6-8 to win silver at the London Games, hopes to break the U.S. women's record of 6-8 3/4 after setting the NCAA mark of 6-6 1/4.
These are the three most unassailable records in UA women's sports history:
UA's Brigetta Barrett had a personal best of 6 feet 8 inches to finish second in the high jump before 80,000 fans at Olympic Stadium in London.
Arizona junior Shirley Reilly, left, reacts after winning the 2012 Boston Marathon. Reilly also won three medals at the Paralympic Games this year.
Anthony Braunreiter, left, and Jake Matthews celebrate Ironwood Ridge's state title. The Nighthawks were the first S. Arizona team in nine years to beat a Phoenix team for a title.
Quarterback Matt Scott enjoys the spoils of throwing two TD passes in the last 46 seconds to give UA a bowl win.
It's about 5,300 miles from Tucson to London, where, on a Saturday afternoon in August, the best story of Southern Arizona's sports season played out.
Brandon Ashley, in black at the McDonald's All-American basketball game in March, made 12 of 13 shots from the field in the UA's series in the Bahamas.
UA senior Brigetta Barrett claimed a silver medal in London. Could a a gold medal and a world record be in her future?
UA point guard Mark Lyons, a transfer from Xavier, drained eight of his 12 three-point shots in the Bahamas.
Although the quality of competition was strained, Arizona's two-game basketball series in the Bahamas revealed that the recruiting polls were correct: UA freshmen big men Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley and Grant Jerrett can fill up a box score.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
With a jump of 6 feet 8 inches on Saturday, UA senior Brigetta Barrett became the first Wildcat to medal at an Olympics in track and field since 1992.
LONDON - Brigetta Barrett worried that if a moment came like Saturday, when she medaled in high jump at the Olympics, her mother might not be there to share it with her.