Returning to NJCAA level competition on Friday, the Barton Community College men’s team took home a second place finish with the women taking sixth at the Ollie Isom Invitational held at the Wartick Farm in El Dorado, Kansas. In less than ideal conditions for a race and competing without its No. 2 and 3 runners, the men finished the 5k race behind host Butler Community College while the women ran without their No. 1 runner in their 4k length course.
Sampson Laari led the Barton men capturing first place in 15:33.55 to beat out thirty-five other competitors. Freshmen Darrius Salmond, Tyler Thornton, and Elder Colindres boosted the Cougars with strong performances, finishing in the ten through twelve positions with times of 17:41.62, 17:42.02, and 17:43.84 respectively. Sophomore Brady Holler finished 18th in a time of 18:07 with Marcus Pastran finishing 24th in 19:21.52 while Kole Steiner came in 25th in 20:00.62.
Due to a timing error the women’s results were unfortunately incomplete. Kaitlynn Tuey led the women finishing 13th in a time of 16:33.96 while Holly Pierce finished second on the team in approximately 17:30. Trenna Cox was the third Lady Cougar to cross coming in at 18:40 followed by Yazmin Rendon at 18:50. Rounding out the Barton entries were Lauren Samson‘s 19:20 and Julee McAtee‘s 20:12.
Barton will next compete at the Region VI Championships on October 25th in Colby, Kansas.
Complete men’s results
Complete women’s results