University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Chris Barton

Class Fr.
Hometown Sherman Oaks, Calif.
High School Notre Dame HS

2011 — Indoor – placed fifth in 600 meters at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 1:18.75, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best 400 meters (48.69) at Razorback Invite… won 400 meters (49.24) at Iowa Open and 600 meters at Illinois Open (1:21.89) and Iowa Invite (1:19.77)… ran the third leg of the 1,600 meter relay team that won the ISU Classic (3:08.85).. that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… Outdoor – anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay to 10th-place finish at NCAA Championships in 3:05.64, earning second team All-America honors… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Big Ten Championships in 3:06.70, which helped team to first Big Ten title since 1967… anchored 1,600-meter relay to runner-up finish at Drake Relays (3:07.23)… placed fourth in 400 meters at Big Ten Championships with season-best 47.13 to qualify for NCAA West Regional… ran second leg on distance medley relay that placed third at Drake Relays in 9:41.37, which ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed second in 400 meters at Musco Twilight XII (47.78), third at Sun Angel Classic (47.63) and 13th at LSU Invite (47.93)… ran 49.28 in 400 meters at regional meet.

2010 — Indoor – ran second leg on team-leading distance medley relay (9:51.05)…this time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa…ran collegiate-best 600 meters at Iowa Open (1:22.13)…ran season-best 400 meters at ISU Classic (48.15)…ran season-best 200 meters at Razorback Invite (22.44)…earned a win in the 400 meters at the Iowa Invite (49.03)… Outdoor – earned All-America honors by placing seventh in the 1,600-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships… ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays (3:05.73) and Big Ten Championships (3:07.75)…earned second team all-Big Ten honors… ran second leg on fourth-place distance medley relay at Drake Relays (9:42.97)…this time ranks second all-time at Iowa…ran third leg on winning 1,600-meter relay squad at Iowa Invitational (3:15.54)…placed fifth at Big Ten Championships in 400 meters with collegiate-best 47.21…ran collegiate-best 22.13 in the 200 meters at Iowa Invitational.

2009 — Indoor – ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that led team and ran NCAA provisional qualifying 3:09.62 at Last Chance Qualifier… that time ranks 10th on Iowa[apos]s all-time best performers list… ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed eighth at Big Ten Championships (3:14.73)… ran collegiate-best 200 meters (22.47) at Iowa State Classic… ran season-best 400 meters (48.32) at Meyo Invite… Outdoor – qualified for regional meet as part of team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:08.81)… ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third at John McDonnell Invite (3:08.81) and fourth at Drake Relays (3:11.46)… ran third leg on sprint medley relay that placed second at Drake Relays in 3:20.05, which ranks third in school history… ran season-best 400 meters (47.61) at Illinois Invite… letterwinner.

2008 — Indoor – ran season-best 400 meters (48.16) at Last Chance Qualifier… ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that led team (3:10.74) and placed fourth at Big Ten Championships (3:15.12)… Outdoor – led team in 400 meters (47.31) and anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:11.11)… also ran third leg on team-leading sprint medley relay (3:21.14)… that time ranks eightth in school history… placed third in 400 meters at Tiger Classic with a collegiate-best 47.31… letterwinner.

High School — member of state champion 400-meter relay (41.83) junior year… placed third 400 meters (47.7) at state meet junior year… all-district and all-conference as a junior… team captain senior year… two-time most valuable sprinter.

Personal — born April 13, 1989… son of Don and Kathy Barton… father competed in track at USC… electrical and computer engineering major.

Barton’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
200 Meters (0) 22.13 at Iowa Invitational 4/17/10
400 Meters (O) 47.04 at NCAA Regional 5/27/10
600 Meters (I) 1:18.75 at Big Ten Championships 2/26/11