Coming off the heels of a successful indoor season, the Barton
Community College men’s track team got off to a solid start in outdoor season this past weekend at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays at the University of Alabama.
And it was in the relays the Cougars had some of its best efforts. In all, Barton won a pair of events and placed in the top three in three more events.
Sophomore Mike Simmons came home with a pair of gold medals, winning the 100m dash as well as running on the winning 4x200m relay team. Simmons won the 100m in a time of 10.72 while teammate Anthony Adderly took seventh in 11.00.
Adderly and Simmons both ran on the 4x200m winning relay team along with Alex Richemond and Deandre Henderson. The quartet ran a 1:24.4 for the winning time.
The same four runners took second in the 4x100m relay with a time of 40.56. Richemond and Henderson were also part of the 4x400m relay team that took third. They were joined by Quick Stukes and Kennedy Mayweather.
Stukes and Mayweather took part in the prestigious 400m Invitational race at the event. Stukes took sixth in 48.32 and Mayweather eighth in 48.78. The relays featured an invitational in the 100m and 400m.
Deron Gordon was a runner-up for the Cougars in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.13. Teammate Zodani Francois also ran in the hurdles taking 12th in 55.02.
Devyn Brotherton was fourth for Barton in the 3000m steeplechase win a time of 9:38.92. Brady Holler was 17th in 10:51.62.
Other top efforts for the Cougars included a sixth place finish by Sampson Laari in the 800m, where he ran a 1:51.56 and the 400m where Micah Carey ran a 48.92 for seventh.
Francois was 11th in the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.88.
In the field, the Cougars highest finisher was Alireza Rafiei in the shot put with a 51-7.72 effort for 11th and the Javelin where Colby Overturf threw 176-8 to start his season.