Schools records are hard to break when it comes to Barton track. It is a program that has produced its share of Olympians, even gold medal winners.
So when a record is broken, it’s big news.
Donald Daley created some big news this past weekend at Arkansas City. Daley set a new hammer throw school record on his way to a first place finish.
Daley dominated the field at the Cowley Tiger invite, which featured mostly 2-year schools and some small colleges.
Daley’s throw of 190-6 won by 27 feet. It also broke the old school record held by Garland Porter of 187-7.
Daley was one of four winners on the day as Barton competed on a limited basis.
Other winners were Paul Kinney in the 400m, Kevin Turner in the 110m hurdles, and Antonio Romario in the discus.
Romario won the discus with a throw of 153-0 while Daley placed seventh at 141-3. Romario also placed in the shot put with throw of 49-8.25 for fifth.
Kinney easily won the 400m with a time of 49.75 – a full second ahead of the rest of the field. Barton placed six runners in the top eight. Shakoy Burton was third with a 51.02, Mike Williams fourth in 51.42 and Antonio Carassco fifth in 51.73. Also placing in the top eight were Donneldo Harris sixth in 52.69 and Devondre McGrew eighth in 54.03.
Turner won by a nose in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.67, just ahead of Kevin Almonte of Coffeyville who ran a 14.68. Jordan Washington was sixth in 15.76.
Turner (1:04.13) and Washington (1:04.70) were seventh and eighth in the 400m hurdles.
Kinney just missed a double gold with a second place finish in the 200m. Kinney ran 21.91, missing gold by .05. Mike Williams was sixth at 22.32. Barton did not run anyone in the 100m.
In the middle distance races, Anthony Forrest placed third in the 800m 2:00.45. Elder Colindres was sixth in 2:02.06. Barton did not run anyone in the 1500m or any of the distance races.
The Cougars did not run any of the relays nor compete in any of the jumping events.
Barton will back in action this weekend in Canyon, Texas at the West Texas A&M Classic and Multis.