Laurie Barton

  • Laurie
  • Barton

  • Event
    Mid-Distance
  • Class
    Freshman
  • High School/Other
    Daniel
  • Hometown
    Clemson, S.C.

Updated: July 5, 2017

2017 outdoor: Won a silver medal at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships in the 800-meter run ... Competed in the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, advancing to the quarterfinals and placing 16th - just four spots shy of a ticket to Eugene ... Earned second-team All-ACC honors following her fifth-place finish in the 800 at the ACC Championships, crossing the finish line in 2:05.48 - the fourth-fastest time in the event in school history ... Also ran the 800 at two different meets during the regular season ... Made her outdoor debut in the 1,500 at the Tennessee Relays, earning a top-10 finish with a time of 4:28.99 ... Also was a member of the distance medley relay team at that same meet, crossing the line in 11 minutes, 38.06 seconds for third place.

2017 indoor: Qualified for the 800-meter finals at the ACC Championships, placing seventh overall with a time of 2:08.79 … Was a member of the winning distance medley relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing the race in 11 minutes, 12.17 seconds for the win ... Placed sixth in the 800 at the Camel City Invitational with a personal-best time of 2:07.95 – the sixth-best time in the event in school history ... Came in eighth in the mile at the Hokie Invitational with a lifetime-best time of 4:57.17 … Was second in the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a career-best time of 2:50.50.

High school: Won two letters at D.W. Daniel 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, leading her team to a second-place finish … A seven-time state champion … Won state titles in the 400 and 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.

Barton's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

800m - 2:07.95, Camel City Invitational (2017)

1,000m - 2:50.50, VT Invitational (2017)

Mile - 4:57.17, Hokie Invitational (2017)

400m - 56.62, Virginia Grand Prix (2017)

800m - 2:05.09, USA Junior Outdoor Championships (2017)

1,500m - 4:28.99, Tennessee Relays (2017)

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