Track and Field News 2011

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May 9, 2011
Release by Mike Marzolf


Barton men 2nd in Region VI; Walker wins 4 gold medals

The Barton Community College men’s track and field team placed 2nd over the weekend at the Region VI Championships in Coffeyville. Barton’s Everett Walker again proved himself the top sprinter in the region with his wins in the 100m and 200m to go with a pair of relay gold medals as Barton won 7 events during the competition. Barton had won the last 2 Region VI titles and 11 of the past 13. The Cougar women finished 7th overall and brought home 3 gold medals. Barton will be back on the track in two weeks as the Cougars head to Hutchinson for the NJCAA Championships May 19-21.

Walker sprinted home to wins in the 100m and 200m as Barton went 1-3-6 in the 100m and 1-3 in the 200m. In the 100m Walker won with a time of 10.44 followed by Markquis Frazier in 3rd at 10.57 and Akeem Haynes 6th at 10.67. Walker doubled up with a 20.82 in the 200 with Frazier again 3rd in 21.04. Walker ran both 3rd legs in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays that won the gold medal as well. Despite his 4 gold medals, Walker was not tabbed as the men’s track athlete of the meet.


The 4x100m relay team that took 1st consisted of Bradley Hines, Frazier, Walker, and Haynes, winning in 39.92 – full second head of 2nd. The 4x400m team of Andre Peart, Ren Edwards, Walker and Frazier closed out the meet with a 3:13.23 for 1st. Peart took 1st in the 400m hurdles, winning with a time of 52.84. Alonzo Allen was 8th in the 400m.


In the field Barton won a pair of jumping events with Carmetrick Ross winning the long jump and Hines winning the triple jump. Ross placed in 3 jumping events during the meet. He won the long jump with a leap of 25-0.75 with Hines taking 5th and Chris Toombs 6th. Hines then won the triple jump with a jump of 52-1 and Ross was 5th at 48-4.75. Ross took 3rd in the high jump, clearing 6-9.


Barton didn’t win any throwing events, but scored a lot of points in the throws, led by a 2-3-4 effort in the discus. Frank Afriyie was 2nd at 165-3 followed by Charith Kapukotuwa in 3rd (156-5) and Tyler Rathke 4th (154-9). Matt Marcoccia placed 2nd in the shot put with a heave of 50-7.25 with Kapukotuwa 6th at 46-10.25. Marcoccia was 8th in the hammer.


The Cougar women won a pair of throwing events as well as the 4x100m relay. Marcela Solano won the hammer throw with a toss of 179-2, besting the field by more than 20 feet. She will be the favorite at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships in Hutchinson. Janee Mickens was nearly a double winner for the women in throws, capturing the shot put with a throw of 48-8.25 to win by nearly 8 feet. Mickens was 2nd in the discus for the Cougars at 140-3. The winning throw was 141-9. Brittiany Hughes was 7th in the javelin.


Also in the field, Sametra Kelly placed in a pair of events, taking 4th in the triple jump (36-6.75) and 6th in the long jump at 16-8. Kelly also paced the Cougar sprinters with a pair of 3rd place efforts. She was 3rd in the 100m in 12.04 as well as the 200m in 24.82. Aarian Tipton was 6th in both events.


On the track the Cougars won the 4x100m relay in a time of 47.6. Alese Forbes, Tipton, Dana Gates, and Kelly edged Butler for the gold. Forbes and Tipton also ran on Barton’s 4x400m relay which took 5th. The duo was joined by Melissa Groce and Asia Goodwin-Williams.

Results can be found at

May 19-21 – NJCAA Outdoor Championships (at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson)

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