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Jon Barnes

Cross Country & Track & Field (Inducted: 1997-98)


Jon  Barnes

The standard for Lafayette cross country and track and field during his time on College Hill, Jon Barnes `68 left his mark as one of the greatest distance runners in Lafayette history.

Barnes set five individual school records in track and field while wearing the Maroon and White, and was also a member of two record-setting relay teams. The Middle Atlantic Conference mile champion in both 1967 and 1968, Barnes placed sixth in the 1,000-yard run at the 1967 NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships. A captain of the cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field teams his senior campaign, Barnes was named Outstanding Runner of the 1967 Lafayette team that went 11-1.