Laurie Barton

  • Laurie
  • Barton

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  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Clemson, S.C.

Updated: February 8, 2018

2017: Earned a letter in cross country for the second straight year … Was 106th at the NCAA Southeast Regional (6K) with a time of 22:34.5 … Came in 24th at the ACC Championships, running the 6K course in a time of 20:52.9 - her career-best time at this distance … Finished 98th at the Adidas Pre-National Invitational (6K) with a time of 21:11.5 … Opened her season by coming in 44th at the Louisville Sports Commission Classic (5K) with a time of 17:26.13.

2016: Finished 61st at the NCAA Southeast Regional in a time of 21:59 … Came in 48th at the ACC Championships with a time of 21:21.1 … Was 60th at the Penn State National Open with a time of 21:35.0 … Finished 43rd at hte Greater Louisville Classic (5K) with a time of 17:50.40 … Came in 18th at the VT Alumni Invite with a time of 22:39.00 while running unattached … Ran unattached at the Hokie Invite (4K) and was 14th overall with a time of 14:28.50.

High school: Won two letters at D.W. Daniel High School with Coach Cosandar Griffin … A two-time South Carolina Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year … Won a Class 3A state title in the 800-meter race as a senior and led her team to a second-place finish … A seven-time state champion … Won state titles in the 400 and the 800 as a junior … Won a state title in the 800 as a sophomore … Was part of a 4x400-meter relay team that won the state title when she was an eighth grader … Holds the state record in the 800 (2:06.10), which she set in winning the state title as a senior.

Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1998 … Daughter of Chris and Karen Barton … Has three siblings – Anna, Amy and Carrie … Amy ran track at Southern Wesleyan University … Majoring in human nutrition, foods and exercise and plans to practice physical therapy.

Laurie Barton's XC Career Bests

4K: 14:28.50, Hokie Invite (2016)

5K: 17:26.13, Louisville Sports Commission Classic (2017)

6K: 20:52.9, ACC Championships (2017)


italics = ran unattached