A good indoor season was capped off with a fifth place finish for the Barton men’s track team.
The Cougars had their best finish in four years with that fifth place effort at Winston-Salem and were the highest finishing team from the region.
Iowa Central won the meet with 132 points and South Plains College was runner-up at 105.5. It was a ways back to third and Central Arizona with 72. Iowa Western was fourth with 58 then Barton fifth with 56. Butler was sixth with 45.
The Cougars didn’t have an individual champion on the day but the depth proved a difference for Barton
The Cougars biggest events came in the jumps. Denroc Dixon had the highest finish for Barton, taking second in the long jump Friday.
Dixon jumped 24-3 for the runner-up finish while teammate Leon Boyd was sixth at 23-7.25. Fabian Edoki of South Plains (Texas) won the meet with a 24-8.25.
Saturday Boyd returned to take third in the triple jump with a leap of 50-00.75. He was one of two Cougars to earn a pair of individual All-American honors. Adama Mbye placed sixth in the triple with a leap of 49-00.75 to cap off a 20-point effort for Barton in the jumps.
The Cougars other double All-American was McKinley West. West finished fourth in the 200m in 21.69. Anthony Adderly was seventh at 22.31.
West also placed fifth in the 60m in 6.81.
The 60m hurdles was another big event for the Cougars. Jermaine Jones took third in the hurdles in 8.10 and Louis Rivers was seventh in 8.27.
Devyn Brotherton had a good meet with his fifth place finish in the 3000m in 8:38.43. Jacquez Wilson (49.78 in 400m) and Kadeem Williams (1:22.06) were both seventh in their respective event.
Romario Antoine and Donald Daley both placed eighth in the throws. Antoine went 53-1.5 in the shot and Daley threw 57-10.25 in the weight throws
The Cougars took fourth in the 4x400m. Paul Kinney, Williams, Alex Richemond and Adderly ran 3:16.40 for Barton. The Distant Medley relay team of Tyler Thornton, Kinney, Anthony Forrest, and Elder Colindres ran 10:25.99 for seventh.