|Born||January 13, 1928|
|Weight||141 lb (64 kg)|
|College team||Michigan Wolverines|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m: 1:50.1|
880 yds: 1:49.8
Herb Barten (born January 13, 1928) is an American former middle distance runner who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics, where he placed fourth with a time of 1:50.1 in the 800 meter. Barten was the AAU 800 meter champion in 1948 and placed second the following year. Barten attended the University of Michigan from 1946 to 1949, where he claimed five individual Big Ten titles. In 2007, he was inducted into the Michigan Men's Track and Field hall of fame. As of 2016, Barten resides in Clemson, South Carolina where he "enjoys watching the youngsters compete [in the Olympics] every four years."
The first four in each heat qualified for the Semi-finals.
|1||United States||Herb Barten||1:55.6|
|1||United States||Herb Barten||1:51.7|
|Mal Whitfield||United States||1:49.2|
|4||Herb Barten||United States||1:50.1|