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The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up its 2012-13 season today at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship held in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Barton men, who have won seven outdoor championships and finished in the top five in their previous eighteen national championship meets, battled injuries to score twenty-one points to finish fifteenth. The Lady Cougars, who have won sixteen national championships and four second place finishes in its storied history, had its best hope withdrawal due to injury and finished without points.
Tayron Reyes shined for the Cougars in both the prelims and finals winning the 800m in 1:52.59. Also running on Barton’s 4X100m relay team replacing injured David Winters, Reyes and the Cougar team of Christian Black, Brien Berry, and Rahim Conwell placed seventh in 42.50. The Cougars had qualified for the finals placing sixth in Friday’s prelims running a 40.54.
In the sprints the Cougars’ Berry placed fifth in the 100m in 10.20 then improved to fourth in the 200m with a time of 20.80. Winters, who qualified for the 100m finals running a 10.27, ran injured in the 200m prelims which caused his withdrawal from the event and for the final round of the 100m. Conwell’s 10.87 in 100m prelims did not qualify for the finals and was later disqualified for a false start in the 200m.
The 800m relay team of David Berry, Jamal Henson, Tyler Lumpkin, and Reyes ran well below their season best to finish in thirteenth place at 8:18.65.
In the field, the Cougars lone entry David Simmons surpassed his personal best throws but was ruled out of bounds and failed to qualify for the finals.
The Lady Cougars only had two entries in the championship led by sophomore Kandace Thomas. Thomas blew away the field in the 100m prelims in 11.12 seconds, .22 faster than her nearest competitor. Thomas also set the new Gowans Stadium record in the process and posted the second fastest time in Barton history only to Veronica Campbell’s 11.00 mark set in 2003. Thomas then posted a Barton top ten mark of 24.27 in the 200m to qualify for the finals but unfortunately for Thomas and the Lady Cougars, Thomas was unable to compete in Saturday’s finals due to injury.
Another bright spot on Friday for the Lady Cougars was the performance of Larned’s Kaileigh Dietrich. Despite not qualify for the 1500m finals, Dietrich surpassed her personal best in the prelims by over seven seconds in running 5:23.07 to finish twentieth.
The Barton Community College men’s track and field team captured three region championships this past weekend at the 2013 NJCAA Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Barton’s Track/Soccer Complex. With fifteen community colleges and over 500 men’s and women’s athletes, the Cougar men’s team finished third in the region and second in the Jayhawk West standings while the Lady Cougars finished fourteenth in region and seventh in the conference. National qualifiers for Barton will spend the upcoming weeks preparing for the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships set to run May 16-18, 2013, at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Brien Berry led the Cougars with a first place finish in the 200m clocking in at 20.73 to narrowly defeat teammate David Winters’ 20.96. Rahim Conwell became the third Cougar to place in the event finishing sixth in 22.10. In the 100m Berry again edged out Winters as his 10.19 captured third place just .07 seconds ahead of Winters’ 10.26.
Tayron Reyes won Barton’s second individual title winning the 800m in 1:57.29 while teammate David Berry finished in fifth at 1:58.89.
In the relays, the Berry-Winters duo teamed up with Conwell and Christian Black to win Barton’s third regional tile running a 44.43 to win the 4X100m relay championship. Berry, Winters, Jamaal Henson, and Reyes joined forces to finish third in the 4X400m relay with a time of 3:22.00.
Keirston Lightbourne led the Barton hurdlers with a second place 14.72 in the 110m Hurdles while Rharsard Wright finished sixth in a time of 15.24. Lightbourne was also solid in the 400m Hurdles placing third with a time of 55.64.
In the jump events Lightbourne again led the Cougars with a second place finish in the long jump with a leap of 7.11m. Tony Green also scored points for Barton with a 13.75m leap in the triple jump to finish in fifth place. Brandon Stone’s 1.93m height in the high jump tied for fifth but fell to sixth on the tiebreaker.
David Simmons was the lone Cougar to score points in the throws placing sixth in the hammer throw with a 45.18.
With All-American Kandace Thomas on the sideline resting for nationals and the Ellinwood distance duo of Michelle Klepper and Montoya not competing, the women’s scoring opportunities were slim. In Friday’s 1500m run, Larned’s Kaileigh Dietrich came through for the Cougars getting a sixth place finish clocking in at 5:30.24 to earn the Lady Cougars’ lone three points.
Barton Community College will be hosting the 2013 NJCAA Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, at the Track/Soccer Complex on the campus of Barton Community College. The Championship Meet features fifteen community colleges and over 500 men’s and women’s athletes. The Meet begins at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday with men’s and women’s combined events resuming at 9:00 a.m. Friday with second day of the combined events competition. Field and track events begin on Friday at 4:00 p.m. then resumes at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with a full day of events.
The Barton Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up their indoor season this past weekend at the 2013 NJCAA Indoor Championship held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Barton men, who have won ten indoor championships and finished second three times in the past sixteen years, battled injuries to score only three points in finishing twenty-ninth. The Lady Cougars, who have won seventeen national championships and ten second place finishes in its storied history, captured one gold medal in finishing eighteenth with eleven points. The Cougars will spend the next couple of weeks preparing for the outdoor portion of its schedule which starts March 22 at the prestigious Florida State University Relays in Tallahassee, Florida.
Highlights - Women
Kandace Thomas captured first place in the 55m sprinting to a third-best Barton history time of 6.8. Michelle Klepper also earned All-American status by finishing eight in the 5000m in a time of 21:00.96.
Highlights – Men
Keirston Lightbourne finished seventh in the long jump with a leap of 6.91m to earn two of the Cougars three points. Tony Green finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 14.30m.
|Team Results - Men|
| 1) South Plains 177
3) Coffeyville CC 55
5) Hinds CC 34
7) Rend Lake 31
9) Mesa CC 28
11) Essex CC 22
12) CC Rhode Island 20
15) Cloud County CC 16
16) Pima CC 15
19) Hutchinson CC 11
21) Glendale CC 8.50
23) Alfred State 7
25) Iowa Western CC 6.50
27) Pratt CC 4
29) Barton County CC 3
|2) Iowa Central CC 108
4) Western Texas College 42
6) Monroe College 31.50
8) Paradise Valley 29
10) Colby CC 26
12) Neosho County CC 20
14) Cowley County CC 19
16) Johnson County CC 15
18) Butler County CC 12.50
19) Hagerstown CC 11
22) Vincennes 8
23) North Iowa Area CC 7
26) Gillette 5
27) ASA College 4
30) Kingsborough CC 2
|Team Results - Women|
| 1) South Plains 203
3) Butler County CC 62
5) Hinds CC 34
7) Cowley County CC 29
9) Vincennes 24
11) Iowa Western CC 23
13) Gillette 13
13) Macomb CC 13
17) Allen County CC 12
18) Barton County CC 11
21) Bronx CC 8
22) Colby CC 6
24) Highland CC 5
27) Paradise Valley 3.50
28) Roxbury CC 2
| 2) Iowa Central CC 133
4) Coffeyville CC 36
6) Johnson County CC 30
7) New Mexico JC 29
9) Cloud County CC 24
12) Hutchinson CC 13.50
13) Mesa CC 13
13) Western Texas College 13
18) Neosho County CC 11
20) Pima CC 9
22) Essex CC 6
24) Glendale CC 5
24) Monroe College 5
28) North Iowa Area CC 2
30) ASA College 1
|Complete NJCAA Indoor Championship results|
The Barton Community College track and field teams will complete in the Region VI Indoor Championship on Friday. Hosted by the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, the Cougars will be looking to end a drought dating back to the 2011 season of the team title. Capturing a combined forty-nine team titles through the years, the team title has escaped the Cougar men since 2011 and the Lady Cougars since the 2009 season. The one-day meet begins at 9:15 a.m. and concludes Friday evening.
Facing some of the best competition in the nation for the fourth straight week, the Barton Community College track and field teams competed this past weekend at the Tyson Invitational held on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Competing against more than forty colleges and universities, the field included eleven women's teams and seven men's teams ranked in the NCAA Division I poll including the No. 1 ranked University of Arkansas men's team. Barton’s next meet will be the Region VI Indoor Championships on Friday in Lawrence at the University of Kansas.
The Cougars had multiple season bests during the Invitational on both the track and field events. On the track Kandace Thomas improved her 60m time in the event’s semifinals with a 7.34 and finished fifth in the finals with a 7.42 time. On the men’s side of the 60m, David Winters ran a 6.81 to finish nineteenth in the star studded event. Travis Thornhill finished thirty-second but surpassed his best time by .07 in running a 6.96 while Rahim Conwell finished in thirty-eighth place running a 7.02.
In the men’s 200m, Winters nearly matched his national leading time of 21.13 by running a 21.16 to finish fifth in the all-star lineup behind 2005 Olympic silver medalist Wallace Spearmon and former Cougar standout Everett Walker of Baylor University. Brien Berry also had a good day surpassing his best by a tenth of second sprinting to a 21:82 in finishing 28th.
In the field events Taariq Ali surpassed his best 6.64 in the long jump by leaping 6.74m in finishing fifteenth. Tony Green was also solid in the jumps placing seventh with a 14.74 mark in the triple jump.
Both men’s shot put throwers improved their season marks as Wes Tuck placed twenty-eighth with a throw of 14.59m while David Simmons finished thirtieth at 14.38m.
Competing against the best at not only the junior college level but the Division I level, the Barton Community College track and field teams head to Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend to compete in the Tyson Invitational. Competing against more than forty colleges and universities, the field includes eleven women's teams and seven men's teams ranked in the NCAA Division I poll including the No. 1 ranked University of Arkansas men's team. The meet begins on Friday and concludes on Saturday.
Competing in one of the top indoor track meets in the country, members of the Barton Community College track and field teams competed this past weekend in the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational held on the University of Nebraska campus. The invitational, named after legendary University of Nebraska Head Coach Frank Sevigne, was the Cougars’ second trip to Lincoln this season. Eight members of the team competed against twenty-four Division I teams including the 2012 men's NCAA indoor and outdoor champion University of Florida and SEC powerhouse Auburn. The Cougars continue their swing through some of the toughest meets in the country as they head to Fayetteville, Arkansas, later this week to compete in the Tyson Invitational held on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
Freshman David Winters continues to shine early in his career finishing third in the 200m while also improving his junior college leading time in the 200m from 21.21 to 21.13. Fellow Cougar Brien Berry also ran well finishing the 200m in 21.94, just .02 off his season best. Winters also competed in the 60m finishing second in the consolation at 6.79. Joining Winters in the 60m were Rahim Cronwell who finished twenty-eight with a time of 6.99 and Travis Thornhill recorded his fastest time of the year in the event with a 7.03.
Brandon Stone, a new addition to the Cougar squad this spring, recorded a height of 1.90m in the high jump to place seventeenth.
Kandace Thomas, the lone Lady Cougar at the event, sprinted to a fourth place finish in the 60m consolation in a time of 7.45. In only the second competition for Thomas this season, she timed a 7.43 last weekend at the Jayhawk Classic
The Barton Community College track and field teams return to Lincoln, NE, for the second time this indoor season to compete in the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational held on the University of Nebraska campus. Named after legendary Nebraska Head Coach Frank Sevigne, the invitational is considered one of the top indoor meets in the country. Competing against twenty-four Division I teams including the 2012 men's NCAA indoor and outdoor champion University of Florida and SEC powerhouse Auburn, the Cougars will send eight members of the squad to compete. The meet begins on Friday and concludes on Saturday.
The Barton Community College track and field teams will compete in their third indoor meet of the season Friday at the Jayhawk Classic being held on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Competing against forty teams and athletes, the Classic gets started on Friday at 9:00 a.m. with the field events and concludes Friday evening.
The Barton Community College track and field teams competed in their second indoor meet of the season this past weekend at the Masked Rider Open. Hosted and held on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, the Open featured fifty-six teams and approximately over 1,400 athletes. The Cougars will take a break from competition next weekend but return to action January 25 at the Jayhawk Classic held on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Cougar men were again led by the performances of freshman David Winters. In Friday’s competition, blew away his competitors by .46 seconds in winning the event in a time of 21.21. Well surpassing the national qualifying time of 22.33, fellow freshman Rahim Conwell just missed the mark finishing thirteenth in a time of 22.34. Looking to equal his feat in the 55m, Winters finished in second place in a photo-finish coming in at 6.298 just .006 behind Abilene Christian University’s Johnathan Farquarshon.
Sophomore Tony Green paced the Cougar hurdlers qualifying for the finals in the 55m Hurdles in a time of 7.82 just missing the national qualifying standards by .04. Fellow sophomore Keirston Lightbourne led the jumpers with a leap of 6.82m in capturing fifth place in the long jump section B class.
The Lady Cougars were led by sophomore Paulina Montoya finishing in twenty-first place in the 3000 meter run in a time of 11:40.23. Fellow sophomore Michelle Klepper finished in twenty-seventh with a time of 11:51.70.
The Barton Community College track and field teams completed day one at the Masked Rider Open on Friday and claimed a first place finish in the men's 200 meter. Held on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, the Open resumes on Saturday afternoon.
Competing in his first indoor 200 Meter Dash of the season, freshman David Winters blew away the competition by .46 seconds in winning the event in a time of 21.21. Well surpassing the national qualifying time of 22.33, fellow freshman Rahim Conwell just missed the mark finishing thirteenth in a time of 22.34. Sophomore Keirston Lightbourne led the jumpers with a leap of 6.82m in capturing fifth place in the long jump event.
The Barton Community College track and field teams will compete in their second indoor meet of the season Friday and Saturday at the Masked Rider Open being held on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The Open gets started with on Friday at 5:00 p.m. and wraps up late Saturday afternoon.
Just five days returned from the holiday break, the Barton Community College track and field teams opened their indoor season this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational held on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. Along with the nationally prominent Cougar teams, the two-day event featured both of the men’s and women’s defending NJCAA Indoor Champions and the Big Ten Conference women’s indoor champions as fourteen colleges competed at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. The Cougar will return to action next weekend for the Masked Rider Open held on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
The Cougar men, who finished second at last year’s NJCAA Indoor National Championship, were led by the performances of freshmen David Winters and Brien Berry. A native of Forestville, Maryland, Winters recorded one of the top collegiate times in the nation sprinting to a 6.74 time in the 60m prelims. Fellow freshman Rahim Conwell also did well in the 60m recording a 6.99 time in the prelims. Unfortunately for both and some other Barton athletes, a transportation malfunction kept the Cougars from reaching the track in time to compete in the finals. Berry, who hails from Durham, North Carolina, finished second in the 200m at 21.92 to Nebraska’s Janis Leitis time of 21.43 which is ninth best in the nation.
The Lady Cougars, last year’s fourth place team finisher, was led by sophomore Paulina Montoya. Her sixth place finish at 19:55.45 in the 5000m was her second best personal mark behind last year’s 19:35.11. Fellow sophomore Michelle Klepper finished tenth with a time of 20:46.30.
The Barton Community College track and field teams open the season Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn Invitational held on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE.
The Barton men are headlined by sophomores Tayron Reyes and Tony Green as the Cougars finished 2nd at the 2012 NJCAA Indoor National Championship. Reyes, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Replublic, is the defending national champion in the 880 and national runner-up in the 1000m. Green, from Mineral, Virginia, finished 2nd in the long jump.
The Lady Cougars, who finished 4th at the 2012 NJCAA Indoor National Championship, are headlined by sophomore Kandace Thomas. A Canton, Ohio, native, Thomas finised 2nd in both the 60m and 200m at last year's indoor championships.
The Barton cross country teams wrapped up its 2012 regular season Friday at the Ollie Isom Invitational held in El Dorado, Kansas. Barton did not compete as a team in the 25th annual event named after the former Butler Community College coach but did have four individuals placing in the top twenty. Ellinwood’s Michelle Klepper led three Lady Cougars in the top twenty with her 9th place finish while Tyler Lumpkin led the men’s results with a 20th place. The Cougar teams will compete in the Region VI Cross Country Championships at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Overland Park, Kansas.
Klepper finished the 4K course with a time of 16:35.37 while fellow high school teammate Paulina Montoya finished 11th in a time of 16:47.34. Samantha Vachon rounded out the Lady Cougars’ top twenty finishes with a 17:13.60 earning her 17th place while Larned’s Kaileigh Dietrich finished 23rd in 18:09.56.
Lumpkin, a freshman from Virginia, completed the 5K men’s course in 17:24.53 with Tayron Reyes also cracking the eighteen minute mark finishing 26th in a time of 17:51.64. David Berry was Barton’s third finisher, placing 33rd in a time of 18:13.30 while Josh Watson’s 19:21.34 placed him 43rd.
May 2-4, 2013 Outdoor Track & Field Championships
The 2013 Region VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held at the Cougar Track/Soccer Complex on Barton's campus. Visit the Championship Meet page for more information.
Ollie Isom Invitational
in El Dorado, KS
Region VI Outdoor
Track and Field Championship
NJCAA National Outdoor
Track and Field Championships
in Hutchinson, KS