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

Updated: February 13, 2017

2017 indoor: 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-meter race with a personal-best time of 2:07.95 at the Camel City Invitational - the sixth-best time in the event in school history ... Came in eighth in the mile at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 4:57.17 … Was second in the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a 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)