LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas track & field head coach Stanley Redwine and his staff announced the addition of seven new members to the Jayhawks’ 2016-17 signing class. KU’s latest recruiting class features several high school standouts who boast a long list of achievements at the state and national levels.

Alexys Barton // Distance // Liberal, Missouri
Alexys Barton, a versatile distance specialist out of Missouri, will call Lawrence home. She was the Missouri Class 1 & 2 State runner-up in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as a junior last spring. Her 1,600-meter personal best of 5:08.74 posted last spring ranked her among the top-20 in the state in 2016. On the cross country trails, Barton posted a fifth-place finish at the state race last month, after claiming fourth at the same meet as a sophomore in 2015.

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