Track and Field
Erin Barker
Position: Distance
Height: 5'6"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Easley, SC
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Pre-Clemson Highlights
• Transfer from Furman University, where she graduated in May of 2012
• All-SoCon and all-region cross country performer as a senior for the Paladins
• Placed 21st at the Southeast Regionals with a personal best 6K time of 20:59.6; would have finished second on Clemson’s team that placed fourth
• Fourth-place finisher at the 2011 SoCon Cross Country Championships with a 5K time of 17:05.80
• Placed sixth at the Clemson Invitational, running a 6K time of 21:08.65, in 2011
• Top finisher for Furman in all seven of its cross country meets in 2011
• Ran well during the 2012 indoor track season, earning all-conference recognition in the mile (4:54.35) and 3K (9:49.53)
• Holds Furman track records in the 1500 and mile
• Red-shirted first year, giving her a full year of eligibility with Clemson cross country and track & field 

Easley High School Highlights
• Finished third in the state in cross country as a sophomore, fourth as a junior and sixth as a senior
• Three-time region champion in cross country
• Three-time all-state in track, with a best of second in the 1600 meters in 2008
• Four-time MVP for cross country team

• Born 10/18/89
• Daughter of Phil and Sue Barker
• Father ran cross country and track at Furman and still holds the men’s 800 meter record for the Paladins
• Mother was a member of the Furman women’s tennis team from 1975-79
• Sister, Lindsey, ran cross country and track for Furman from 2004-08
• Uncle, George Barker, ran cross country and track at Harvard from 1969-73
• Uncle, Joe Guise, played football for Temple from 1969-73
• Earned Furman degree in May of 2012 in health and exercise science
• Enrolled in human resource development in the fall, she was an all-region selection in cross country for the Tigers

Best Collegiate Times
• 5,000 - 17:05.80
• 6,000 - 20:59.6
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