Kansas Jayhawks
Alexys Barton - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Alexys Barton

Position Distance
Height 5'7''
Class Junior
Hometown Liberal, Mo.
High School Liberal


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Finished 76th at the Gans Creek Classic in Columbia, Missouri… Came in 216th at the FSU Invite/Pre-Nationals in Tallahassee, Florida … Finishing 52nd at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship, finishing in 23:43.2 … Placed 135th in the 6k at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing in 22:44.6.

2021 OUTDOOR (So.)
Placed fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the ORU Invitational in 11:29.49 … Ran a personal best 4:36.34 in the 1,500 meters at the Tom Botts Invitational … Ran a personal best 11:01.73 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Michael Johnson Invitational, placing fifth … Placed eighth at the Rock Chalk Classic in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing in 11:08.16 … Ran a personal best 17:39.71 in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor meet, placing 20th … Placed 10th in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Big 12 Championship, finishing in 11:15.96.

2021 INDOOR (R-So.)
Placed fourth in the 3,000 meters at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular, finishing in 10:27.97 … Placed third in the mile at the Jayhawk Classic, finishing in 5:02.41 … Ran a personal best in the mile at the Arkansas Qualifier, finishing in 4:58.25 … Ran a personal best in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic, placing sixth in 10:01.60 … Placed eighth in the mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championship, finishing in 5:05.75 … Placed 22nd in the Big 12 Championship in the 3,000 meters in 10:51.42.

KU’s third finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) … Opened the season with a 5K time of 19:12.6 at Rim Rock Farm … Ran to a 45th-place finish at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), completing the 6K on the OSU Cross Country Course in 23:23.8.

2020 INDOOR (R-So.)
Did not compete.

Opened the season with an 18th-place finish at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) with a 6K time of 24:30.8 … Competed in the Women’s 6K Open Race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), where she crossed the finish line in 23:18.9 to place 49th among a field of 110 runners … Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) in a time of 23:10.7, which placed her 67th individually, while the women’s team ran to a sixth-place finish … Ran the 6K course at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/15) in 24:11.0, which made her 188th overall individually … The women’s team finished in 17th place in a field of 33 teams.

2019 INDOOR (R-Fr.)
Did not compete.

Utilized redshirt season.

2017 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2017 INDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

Saw action at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) where she placed 238th by finishing the 6K in 22:42.1 … Recorded a 66th-place finish after completing the 6K in 22:28.0 at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28).

A 12-time letterwinner at Liberal High School in volleyball, basketball, cross country and track … Helped cross country team to a district championship and conference runner-up in 2016 … Member of the track and field team that was district runner-up 2017 … Held the school record in the 800-meter run, 1,600 meter-run, 3,200-meter run, and javelin … State champion in the 800 meters (2:22.76), 1,600 meters (5:22.27), and 3,200 meters (11:45.98) … Valedictorian of her class.

Daughter of Bryce and Marki Barton … Has two younger sisters, Abby and Ally … Majoring in mechanical engineering.