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Laurie Barton

Middle Distance
Clemson, S.C.
High School:
Daniel HS
* - Redshirt

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Clemson & Virginia Tech TFRRS Profile

Clemson Cross Country bio

The Path to Albuquerque: Laurie Barton

Clemson Honors & Awards

ACC Champion — Women’s 800 meters — 2020 Indoors

All-America — Women’s 800 meters — 2020 Indoors

NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifier

  • 800 meters – 2020

All-ACC Honors

  • First Team – 800m (2020)

All-ACC Academic Honors

  • 2020 Indoor Track

2019-20 Indoor Season Highlights

  • Earned the title in the women’s 800 meters at the 2020 ACC Championships (Feb. 27-29) after running 2:04.04.
  • Her victory in the event was her first individual victory while at Clemson.
  • Qualified for the 2020 NCAA Div. I Indoor Championships following her performance at ACC’s.
  • Ranked No. 6 in the NCAA for the women’s 800 meters entering the NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • Ranked No. 4 in Clemson history for the women’s 800 meters and women’s 1000 meters following her indoor performances this season.
  • Made her Clemson debut by racing in the women’s 600 meters at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 7).
  • Earned five, top-5 individual finishes this season across three different events.
  • Competed in the 300 meters, 400 meters, 600 meters, 800 meters, and 1000 meters.
  • Tabbed as a member of the Academic All-ACC Team for her academic and athletic excellence during the indoor season.

2018-19 Season Highlights

  • Did not compete during the season.

Prior to Clemson:

  • Transferred from Virginia Tech following the 2018 outdoor season. Competed for two full seasons with the Virginia Tech program.
  • Was a member of the DMR team that finished third overall at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Barton was the 800-meter leg of the relay.
  • Qualified for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships as an individual in the 800 meters.
  • Two-time qualifier for the NCAA East Region Preliminaries in the women’s 800 meters (2017, 2018).
  • Three-time second-team All-ACC honoree in the women’s 800 meters.
  • Set an 800-meter personal best by running 2:03.72 in the final of the women’s 800 meters at the 2018 ACC Indoor Championships, finishing fourth overall.
  • Finished second at the 2017 USATF Junior Championships in the women’s 800 meters.
  • Represented Team USA at the 2017 Pan American Games, finishing fifth overall in the competition with a time of 2:07.92.
  • Earned her first collegiate victory while racing the 800 meters at the Virginia Grand Prix (Aug. 29, 2017).
  • Competed in cross country for two seasons while a member of the Virginia Tech program.

Off the Track:

  • Health Sciences major
  • Pre-professional health studies minor
  • Deans list recipient
  • Habitat for Humanity member.