June 20, 2011

Eastern's Cody Barton Wins Inaugural Vancouver Marathon

2008 graduate of Ridgefield (Wash.) High School returns home to finish race in 2:37:40

Click here for a story in the Vancouver Columbian newspaper on Barton's victory

After redshirting this past outdoor season in track and field, Eastern Washington University distance runner Cody Barton won the inaugural Vancouver USA Marathon on Sunday (June 19) in Vancouver, Wash.

Barton, who is from nearby Ridgefield, Wash., and graduated in 2008 from Ridgefield High School, had a time of 2:37:40 to win by nearly 10 minutes. It was his first-ever marathon.

Barton redshirted this past outdoor season at Eastern, where he specializes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. His best time in that event as a freshman was 9:28.58.

He has competed the past two indoor seasons, and has a career-best 8:25.84 time in the 3,000 meters, which ranks 10th in school history. He placed 31st at the Big Sky Conference Cross Country Championships in 2010 (third-best for EWU) and 41st as a freshman.

An English major with a 3.46 grade point average, Barton has also been honored five times already on Big Sky Conference All-Academic teams -- twice in cross country and indoor track and field, and once in outdoor track and field.

 

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