As the outdoor season reaches it midpoint, the Barton men’s track and field is hitting its stride.
Among the Cougars at his best is Donald Daley. After setting the school record and posting the longest throw in the NJCAA this year in the hammer, Daley was back at his gold medal ways this past weekend in Texas. Daley again dominated the competition in the hammer throw at the West Texas A&M Classic and Multi.
Daley won the hammer by nearly eight feet with a 187-5 throw – just three feet short of his school record toss a week earlier. The sophomore from Georgia was one of three Cougars to win gold.
In the other two events Barton won it went 1-2. In the 100m it was McKinley West and Chedlin Sageese beating the field. West was first in 10.5 and Sageese second in 10.55. Both had already qualified for the national meet and have Top 10 times in the NJCAA.
In the long jump it was Leon Boyd and Alfredo Smith with the 1-2 finish. Boyd jumped 23-10.25 for first while Smith leapt 21-11.5 for a tie for second. Boyd has already qualified while Smith’s jump was short of the needed distance
Sageese made it two silver medals on the day with his qualifying time of 21.0 in the 200m Paul Kinney became the fifth Cougar to earn a qualifying mark in the 200m with his 21.19 for fourth.
Other second place efforts belonged to Romario Antoine and Kevin Turner.
Antoine took second in the discus with a 160-2 for a qualifying standard. Daley was eighth at 138-6. Turner was second in the 110m hurdles in 14.95 and teammate Louis River third in 15.00. Both had already qualified for the NJCAA meet.
Rounding out the field events, Stevon Crooks was the top performer in the shot for Barton, placing fifth at 53-3.72. Antoine was seventh at 50-9.5 and Rickey Nelson eighth at 50-8.25. All are already in the NJCAA meet. Nelson also has qualifying mark in the hammer, where he took fourth at 162-11.
On the track a quartet of Cougars placed in the 400m led by Kinney with a 47.84 to place fourth and qualify. Alex Richemond was fifth (48.42), Kadeem Williams sixth (48.45) and Paul Willis seventh (48.96). All were over the 48.16 qualifying time.
Devyn Brotherton placed sixth in the 1500m.
The Cougars are back on the track and in the field next weekend at both the KT Woodman in Wichita and the Red Raider Outdoor in Lubbock, Texas.