Track and Field News 2011

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May 4, 2011
Release by Mike Marzolf


Barton hosts initial track meet on new surface

The Barton Community College track and field men’s team didn’t have to travel for a track meet for the 1st time in 12 years as the Cougars played host to the Barton Invitational Saturday on the new surface installed over the past year. Barton competed with five other teams in the area with fellow Jayhawk schools Cloud County, Pratt, Garden City, and Colby as well as Fort Hays State University. The Cougars did their fare share of winning, capturing 8 events on the men’s side 4 more on the women’s side. Included was a school record throw of 191-0 in the hammer from Marcela Solano. Barton will head to Coffeyville this weekend for the Region VI meet. The NJCAA National Championships are slated for May 19-21 at Hutchinson.

Barton swept through the sprints on its new track capturing the 100m, 200m, and 400m. Akeem Haynes won the 100m in 10.57 as Barton went 1-2-4 in the event. In 2nd was Oliver Bradwell with a time of 10.59 and 4th was Bradley Hines in 10.75. Everett Walker won the 200 with a time of 21.11.


The Cougars went 1-2 in the 400m with Markquis Frazier turning the lap in a time of 49.56. Renwick Edwards was 2nd in 50.16. Alonzo Allen was 7th in 52.11. The Cougars 4x400m relay team also captured gold with a time of 3:17.21. Andre Peart, Allen, Edwards, and Frazier easily bested the field in the event. It was Peart’s 2nd win after capturing the 400m hurdles in a time of 53.16. Ryder Eakin also placed on the track, taking 6th in the 1500 in 4:23.82.


In the field the Cougars dominated in the jumping events as well. Barton won the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Carmetrick Ross won two of those events capturing the long jump and high jump. Ross won the long jump with a leap of 25-0.5 then doubled up in the high jump at 6-10.25. Chris Toombs was 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 23-2.5. Hines won the triple jump for Barton with a leap of 51-6.25.


In the throwing events, Barton placed at least 3 throwers in the shot put, discus and hammer throw. Matt Marcoccia was 2nd in the shot put with a throw of 51-8.25 followed in 5th by Charith Kapukotuwa at 47-4.25 and in 7th by Frank Afriyie at 41-8. Afriyie took 3rd in both the discus and hammer, where Barton placed for throwers. Afriyie was 3rd in the discus with a throw of 182-5 followed in 4th by Tyler Radke at 156-2, Kapukotuwa 5th at 152-4 and Marcoccia 7th at 145-4. In the hammer, Afriyie took 3rd with a throw of 166-8 with Marcoccia 5th at 147-1, Rathke 6th at 137-0, and Kapukotuwa 7th at 134-7.


Solano broke the school record throw of 183-3 in the hammer throw with a toss of 191-0 to win the event. Her record-setting throw came on her final throw of the day. Janee Mickens was 5th in the event with a 115-10. Mickens took 1st in the shot put with a 46-6.25 effort, winning by more than 16 feet. Mickens also took 2nd in the discus with a heave of 127-0, missing 1st by a mere 3 inches. Rounding out the placing in the throwing events was Brittany Hughes who took 2nd in the javelin with a throw of 120-4.


Also in the field, Barton’s Sametra Kelly took 3rd in the triple jump with a jump of 39-5 and Dana Gates 4th in the long jump at 16-8.


The Cougars won a pair of events on the track. Aarian Tipton led a 1-2 finish in the 200m with a time of 24.93 followed Kelly in 2nd at 25.36. Melissa Groce won the 400m in a time of 57.83 with Alese Forbes taking 4th in the race at 59.17.


Results can be found at

May 6-7 – Region VI Outdoor Championships (at Veterans Stadium in Coffeyville)

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