Women's High Jump Final: Westchester's Brigetta Barrett Takes Silver

Brigetta Barrett of Westchester, N.Y., won the silver medal in the women's high jump final Saturday, adding to the United States' already impressive medal haul. Anna Chicherova of Russia won the event, clearing a height of 2.05 meters. Barrett hit a personal best of 2.03 meters. Svetlana Shkolina, another Russian, matched Barrett, but needed three attempts and thus took the bronze.

The 21-year-old Barrett went to the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, but placed just 10th after clearing a height of 1.93 meters. She has improved in leaps and bounds since, however. During the 2012 Olympic Trials, she posted a then-personal best of 2.01 meters.

Team USA teammate Chaunte Lowe also competed in the event. Lowe finished in sixth place after topping out at 1.97 meters.

For an updated medal count, check out SI.com's medal tracker.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 London Olympics. For complete Summer Games coverage, head over to SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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