Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes
Mid Distance #0
Ht
5'
8"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Gilbert, 
Arizona
Last School
Highland High School (Gilbert)
Roster Years
2016 | 2019-2021


Personal

  • Parents are Sean and Michele Ellsworth
  • Has four siblings (Michael, Brenden, Alena and Alisha); Alena currently runs for BYU too
  • Pre-nursing major
  • Golden Scholar Student four years in high school
  • Played violin in orchestra in the Midwest Clinic, also plays piano

Before BYU

  • Won 6 letters in track and cross country
  • Also lettered 2x in soccer
  • 2012, 2014 Arizona state champion in th 4x800m relay
  • 2012, 2014 Arizona state champion
  • Arizona state record holder in 800m with 2:07 

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet
56.13 400m 2016 BYU Robison Invite
1:18.09 500m 2016 BYU Indoor Invite
2:02.49 800m 2019 Sun Angel Classic
4:18.95 1500m 2019 Stanford Invitational
4:51.31 Mile 2016 Iowa State Classic

Career Stats

Cross Country Profile

Mission

  • Des Moines , Iowa , United States
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

Indoor

  • Placed 4th with the 4x400 team at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational 
  • Took 1st in the DMR at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 
  • 3rd place on the 4x400 team at the UW Invitational 
  • Finished 14th with the BYU 4x400m relay team at the Iowa State Classic 
  • Placed 19th in the mile at the iowa State Classic 
  • Took 11th in the 800m at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships

Outdoor

  • First place at the Trojan Invitational in the 800m 
  • Placed 6th in the 800m and on the 4x400m relay team at the 37th Annual Sun Angel Classic 
  • Took 1st on the 4x400m relay team at the 2016 BYU Robison Invitational 
  • Finished 4th int he 400m at the 2016 BYU Robison Invitational 
Sophmore Year 2019

Indoor

  • Earned USTFCCCA All-America First Team honors at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships as a member of the DMR team that took second and set a new school record, 10:54.14
  • Placed first in the 800m and clocked the No. 9 time on the BYU all-time board (2:06.48) at the MPSF Indoor Championships
  • Competed in four meets during the 2019 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Competed in the NCAA Division I Outdoor championships in the 800m, where she placed 11th overall with a time of 2:04.52 to earn USTFCCCA All-America Second Team honors
  • Ran the fourth-fastest time in BYU history in the 800m (2:02.49) at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Clocked a career-best 4:18.95 in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational
  • Competed in six meets during the 2019 outdoor season

 

Junior Year 2020

Indoor

  • Named a USTFCCCA All-American in the DMR
  • Competed on the NCAA-leading distance medley relay team to set a school and facility record (10:53.95) at the UW Invitational
  • Ran a season-best 2:04.79 in the 800m to jump to No. 6 on the BYU indoor all-time board at the MPSF Championships
  • Competed in four meets during the 2020 indoor season
Senior Year 2021

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • 4x400m record holders -2021 Robison Invitational

    4x400m record holders -2021 Robison Invitational