Ellen Barton
Ellen Barton
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Thomas Downey HS
Previous College: UC Davis
Position: Free

Junior (2010-11):
Barton was recognized as an All-MPSF Academic selection. She finished 30th in the 1650 Free at the 2011 MPSF Championships, touching the wall at 18:33.89. Barton contributed to Pacific’s wins over Fresno Pacific and UC Santa Cruz with a third-place finish in the same event (18:59.46) in the Tri Meet on Jan. 22.

Sophomore (2009-10):
Barton had an impressive showing at the 2010 Big West Championships, placing 11th in the 1650 Free (17:57.48), 13th in the 1000 Free (10:43.85), and 18th in the 500 Free (5:16.67). She finished second in the 1000 Free against Cal State Bakersfield on Oct. 31 with a time of 11:15.45. Against Fresno State on Jan. 14, Barton touched the wall third in the same event, this time at 11:00.23.

West Valley JC (2008-09):
Barton redshirted her only year at West Valley Junior College.

UC Davis (2007-08):
Barton swam for UC Davis during her freshman year. She finished 16th in the 1,650 Free, 18th in the 50 Free, 19th in the 1,000 Free, and 29th in the 200 Free at the 2008 Big West Championships.

Thomas Downey HS (‘07):
Barton prepped at Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, Calif., where she earned four letters in swimming and was her team’s MVP as a freshman. She was recognized as the team’s most improved swimmer as a senior and was given the team’s Coach’s Award. Barton also lettered in cheerleading.

Personal:
Barton was born in Modesto, Calif., and is the daughter of Jim and Paula Barton. She has a younger brother, RJ, who swims for Pacific’s men’s team. Barton lists her hobbies as watching movies and reading. She is pursuing a degree in sport sciences.

Barton's Top Times at Pacific

EventTimeDate
50 Free28.022/6/10
100 Free59.7710/16/09
200 Free2:03.792/23/11
500 Free5:16.672/17/10
1000 Free 10:43.852/17/10
1650 Free17:57.582/17/10
50 Fly32.4310/9/10