Laurie Barton

  • Laurie
  • Barton

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    Clemson, S.C.

Updated: March 13, 2018

2018 indoor: Competed on the DMR team that finished third at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 10:53.62 … Finished fifth in the preliminaries of the 800-meter run in the ACC Championships with a time of 2:07.41 … Set a new personal record in the finals, finishing with a time of 2:03.72 and placing fourth … Participated in the distance medley run at the Roanoke Tune Up, completing a leg to finish first with a time of 11:08.48 … Finished seventh in the mile at the Music City Challenge with a time of 4:46.24, a new personal best … Also competed in the 4x400 relay at the Music City Challenge, completing a leg to finish seventh with a time of 3:47.13 … Placed seventh in the 800-meter run at the Camel City Invitational with a time of 2:08.23 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 2:48.00 in the 1,000 meters at the Liberty Kickoff, placing fourth … Started the year off with a first-place finish in the 800 meters at the Keydet Invitational, running a time of 2:12.71.

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 - 2:03.72, ACC Championships (2018)

1,000m - 2:48.00, Liberty Kickoff (2018)

Mile - 4:46.24, Music City Challenge (2018)

400m - 56.62, Virginia Grand Prix (2017)

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

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