Track and Field News 2011

For more information contact Coach David Schenek, 620-792-9370 or Barton Sports Information Director Mike Marzolf, 620-792-9310  

March 7, 2011
Release by Mike Marzolf


Barton women 9th at NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

The Barton Community College women’s track and field team took 9th at the NJCAA National Indoor Championships this past weekend in Lubbock, Texas. The Cougars did crown a pair of national champions, winning both throwing events. Barton Janee Mickens won the shot put then took 2nd to teammate Marcela Solano in the weight throw as those events totaled 28 of the Cougars 36 points. South Plains won the NJCAA Indoor title with 180.5 points, well ahead of runner-up Central Arizona. The Cougars were the highest placing team from the Jayhawk Conference in the meet. Butler, Cowley, and Cloud County were all right behind at 10th, 11th, and 13th.  

The Cougars scored nearly all the points in the field – mainly in those 2 throwing events. Mickens won the shot put by more than a full foot with her toss of 47-9 – 14.25 inches ahead of 2nd place Elizabeth Ross of Hagerstown (Md). Mickens hit her big throw on her final attempt sitting 4th at the time behind Ross and 2 other throwers all bunched up tightly in the mid 46-foot range.


Mickens did likewise in the weight throw as well, passing two competitors on her final throw of 51-1 on the way to 2nd place but it was enough to match the next to last throw of her teammate. Solano busted a 53-9 throw on her next-to-last effort taking her from a tie for the lead to at 50-11 to a huge lead on the rest of the field.


Sametra Kelly had a good meet for the Cougars jumping taking 3rd in the triple jump at 38-9, edging out 4 other jumpers with 38-foot jumps.


Barton’s 4x400m relay team of Asia Goodwin-Williams, Aarian Tipton, Melissa Groce, and Alese Forbes rounded out Barton’s scoring with a 7th place effort in 3:55.83.


4x400m – 7th 3:55.83 (Goodwin-Williams, Tipton, Groce, Forbes)  

TJ – 3rd Sametra Kelly 38-9  

SP – 1st Janee Mickens 47-9
WT – 1st Marcela Solano 53-9; 2nd Janee Mickens 51-1

Stats can be found at  

Indoor season is complete. Outdoor season starts in April.


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