IN THE BALL STATE RECORD BOOKS: Barton's 200 fly time of 1:50.09 set at the 2015 MAC Championships ranks second in program history.
2015-16: Earned third letter at Ball State ... served as team co-captain for the 2015-16 season ... named Academic All-MAC ... finished sixth overall at the 2016 Mid-American Conference championships in the 400 free relay with a Ball State season best time of 3:04.39 ... also finished 15th overall individually in the 200 fly with a 1:51.31 season best ... marks the second-best time on the Ball State squad with a 50.09 final in the 100 fly, also reached at the Championships ... earned season best times of 21.65 in the 50 free and 1:42.49 in the 200 free at the MAC Championships as well ... also earned a season best mark of 2:03.46 in the 200 IM at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.
2014-15: Earned second letter at Ball State ... at the 2015 MAC Championships, Barton finished 12th overall in the 200 fly (1:50.15) and with a team season-best time of 6:45.00 in the 800 free relay for a sixth place finish ... other team-bests from Barton include the 200 medley relay (1:35.23) and 200 fly (1:50.09), while a 50.58 time in the 100 fly ranks second on the team ... other season-bests inlcude the 50 free (21.85), 200 free (1:46.49, 1:41.91 relay split), and 200 IM (2:01.20) ... earned three first place finishes in the season opener against Eastern Illinois, including the 100 fly (52.71), 200 fly (1:58.00) and 200 medley relay (1:36.77) ... recorded the lone individual event win for the Cardinals in the 200 fly (1:56.19), against IUPUI and Xavier, in addition to a second place finish in the 100 fly (52.65) ... helped Ball State sweep the 200 fly event in the senior day meet with Evansville with a first place finish of 1:55.08 ... earned a first place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:28.84 at Milwaukee, as well as a second place finish of 52.36 in the 100 fly ... finished second in the 200 fly (1:55.73) and fourth in the 100 fly (52.10) at the Butler Invitational ... turned in two first place finishes at MAC opponent Miami, including the 100 and 200 fly with 51.95 and 1:54.50 times, respectively.
2013-14: Earned his first letter at Ball State ... advanced to the consolation finals of the 200 fly at the MAC Championships where he finished 12th with a lifetime-best time of 1:50.86 ... his 200 fly time set at the league meet ranks second in program history ... turned in lifetime-best times in the MAC Championships in the 100 fly (50.33) and 200 IM (1:55.38) ... Barton's split at the MAC Championship in the 200 free relay (1:42.78) was a personal best ... member of the 800 free relay that set a season-best time of 6:55.39 at the MAC Championships for sixth place ... other season-best times include: 23.06 in the 50 free and 1:04.75 in the 100 breast at the Doug Coers Invitational, 2:18.01 in the 200 breast against Eastern Michigan and Ohio State and a 4:24.78 in the 400 IM at the Butler Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Dublin Jerome High School for head coach Dave Kuck ... established one individual school record (200 free - 1:47.62) and was a member of two school-record setting relays (200 free relay - 1:26.43, 400 free relay - 3:12.00) ... two-time state qualifier, finished 10th in the 100 butterfly his senior year ... named Top Male Scholar Athlete presetned by the Columbus Dispatch ... named Central Ohio Swimming Association's Oustanding Student Athlete ... a four-time Central Ohio District qualifier and top-10 finisher ... career-best times: 100 fly (51.30), 200 fly (1:54.99), 100 free (48.43), 200 free (1:47.62), 200 IM (1:59.84), 400 IM (4:13.96) ... a four-time qualifier for USA Swimming Speedo Sectional Championships ... a 2013 qualifier for the National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals in Orlando ... earned a letter in track and field running the middle distance races ... earned the Advanced Placement National Scholar with Distinciton honor ... valedictorian of his senior class.
PERSONAL: Son of Tim and Andrea Barton ... has one sister, Brittanee who graduated from Marshall University, where she was a 4-year letter-winner and senior captain for the co-ed cheerleading team ... born June 4, 1995 in Dublin, Ohio … double-majoring in Health Science and Spanish with aspirations of being a Certified Diabetes Educator.