The Barton Community College men’s track and field team opened their 2015 indoor season Friday at the Air Force Collegiate Open Meet held at Cadet Field House on the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bolstering the roster in the sprints, Barton placed two in the top six in the 60 meters. Freshman Alex Richmond‘s 6.93 captured fifth place edging out sophomore teammate Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi by .02 seconds while freshman Anthony Adderly placed 14th in 7.01. Richmond was also the lone jumper for the Cougars placing fifth in the Long Jump at 6.53m (21-5.25).
Sophomore Kennedy Mayweather cracked the top ten of the 400 meters with a 50.56 to place ninth. Micha Carey’s 52.20 was good for 19th with fellow freshman Jonathon Pierre coming in a half second behind in 22nd with a 52.72.
Freshman cross country athlete Antonio Perez led five Cougars in the 800 meters with three pf the entries cracking the top eleven. Perez placed seventh in 2:00.40, freshman Anthony Forrest in ninth at 2:03.13, and sophomore Brady Holler‘s 2:04.47 was good for 11th. Sophomore Kole Stiner finished in 17th in 2:13.33 while Elder Colindres‘ 2:16.28 placed the freshman 19th.
The Cougars had three entries in the 60 meter hurdles with two finishing in the top seven. Freshman Deron Gordon led the way coming in third with an 8.27 with sophomore Zodani Francois in seventh at 8.40 while freshman Kyree Triggs placed 15th in 8.82.
Barton dominated the Mile Relay taking the top two spots of the eight team entries. Team A got the best of their counterparts taking the crown in 3:23.47 while Team B closed in 3:26.25.
The Cougars also had solid performances in the throws led by sophomore Alireza Rafiei seventh place finish in the Shot Put with a personal collegiate best 15.20m (49-10.50) and freshman Donald Daley‘s tenth place finish at 14.35m (47-1.00). Daley also led three Cougars in the Wight Throw with another tenth place finish at 13.84m (45-5.00) while sophomores Tyler Jordan‘s 11.61m (38-1.25) and Colby Overturf‘s 10.32m (33-10.25) placed 17th and 18th respectively.
Barton returns to action on Friday in the two-day Holiday Inn Invitational held on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.