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Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Laurie Barton (Pacer)

Laurie Barton (Pacer) | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram

Sponsor: Brooks Beasts TC
College: Virginia Tech, Clemson
Mile PR: 4:46.24

5 Things About Me: Laurie Barton

  1. I ran 2 years at Virginia Tech and transferred back to my hometown to attend Clemson University
  2. I am one of four sisters– all of us did sports in college, and were the first generation in our family to do athletics past high school.
  3. I love tea –I can only enjoy the smell of coffee because I am extremely sensitive to caffeine. To get caffeinated up before races, I drink green tea shots :)
  4. My family and I moved to France for 3 years when I was in middle school.
  5. A professor at Clemson reached out to me to see if I would be interested in doing personal training sessions with her, and I have now been training her for about 3 years.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix queue? Psych is my go to on Amazon Prime.
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? Soccer and Gymnastics.
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? Gluten-Free Pancakes.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? At Tech we would do a team bonding weekend over in Boone, NC and run up Fire Tower :’)
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… People being more vulnerable and real with their running journey–showing both the highs and lows.

Learn more about Laurie at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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