NORMAN, Okla— It wasn’t a large group but it was a talented group for sure.
A limited number of women headed to the John Jacobs Invitational in Oklahoma for the Barton Community College track team but that group showed very well.
Seven of the eight entrants finished in the top 10 at the meet while the other set a personal best.
As is the norm sophomore standout Lydia Mato posted the highest finish with a second place effort in the 3000m in a time of 9:53.76. She was sandwiched between a pair of Abilene Christian University runners as the only runners to break the 10-minute barrier.
Freshman Tamara Style turned in her best time of the season in the 400m hurdles placing third in a time of 1:00.7. The time was nearly three seconds faster than her previous best time and is now the third best in the NJCAA this year. No one in the NJCAA has bested the 1-minute mark.
Tamara’s sister, Vanessa Style, a sophomore, finished sixth in the 100m hurdles in 14.08. She still sits as the fourth best time the NJCAA on the season.
Also on the track Widline Lageroy finished seventh in the 400m with a 57.12 and O’Neisha Glover ninth in 59.17. Brooklyn Polk was the lone participant for the Cougars not to earn a Top 10 effort but she ran a personal best in the 200m in 25.95.
The Cougars 4x400m relay team improved its top five time with a 3:47.57 to finish third at the Oklahoma meet. Lageroy, Style, Polk, and Glover comprised the Barton team during the day.
The lone field event the Cougars took part in was the long jump where Tasha Frazier again showed she is among the best in the NJCAA. The freshman’s leap of 19-5.5 kept her fourth this season at the juco level.