AUSTIN, Texas — The Barton Community College track and field men’s team fared extremely well at the prestigious Texas Relays in Austin from Thursday to Saturday.
The Cougars ran the third fastest time of any college in the 4x100-meter relay at the event and swept the college division of the 100, taking first, second, third and fourth place. Barton also won the College division of the 110 hurdles and took third in the 400 hurdles.
For the women, Marcelo Solano broke her own Barton record in the hammer throw.
Several members of the Barton team also competed at Emporia State over the weekend at the Emporia State Relays.
BCC cruised to a win in the college division of the 4x100m relay with a time of 39.19 — well ahead of the 40.0 runner-up time. The quartet of Everett Walker, Markquis Frazier, Oliver Bradwell and Jeremy Hardy also first through fourth in the college division 100. Walker won the event with a time of 10.33 with a 3.2 wind. He was followed closely by all three teammates as Frazier ran a 10.36, Bradwell 10.37, and Hardy 10.38.
Aleec Harris captured the 110 hurdles in the college division with a time of 13.55, well ahead of the second-place time of 14.17.
Andre Peart placed in a hurdle event, taking third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 52.30. Bradley Hines finished in eighth place in the triple jump with a leap of 51-11 3/4.
In the field events, the college and university divisions were combined so everyone competes together.
The lone woman to place in the top eight at the event was Marcelo Solano who threw the hammer 181-7 for an eighth place effort. That mark continues to push her school record even farther.
BCC runs at Emporia State
EMPORIA — Matt Marcoccia placed in a pair of throwing events at the Emporia State relays on Saturday for the Barton men. Marcoccia took second in the shot put with a mark of 54-8 3/4 and sixth place in the discus with a toss of 154-3.
Also in the field, Chris Toombs finished with a third-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 24-5 1/2.
Johnte Thompson took fifth place in the 400 in 49.46.
The lone woman to place in Emporia was Sametra Kelly with a fourth-place effort in the triple jump for Barton during a weekend of split squads. Kelly jumped 38-2.