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Lady Cougars win first conference meet
Barton Roundup
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Continuing their dominance of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference the Barton women’s golf team began the 2014-15 season right where it left off from last season, in first place.  
Unlike last season when the Lady Cougars needed a comeback on the final day of the competition in Conference Meet No. 1, Barton jumped out to a 32-stroke lead after the first day to cruise to a 60-stroke final margin on Monday at Meadow Lake Golf Course in Colby.
Sophomore Natthakan Teeratrakul, who finished 2014 as an NJCAA All-American, led the charge, capturing first place for the second year in a row as the Lady Cougars had five individuals in the top 10.
Bouncing back from an uncharacteristic nine on a hole during Sunday’s 18 holes, Teeratrakul finished with an 83 then followed with a three-over-par 39 on Monday to win by one stroke over Coffeyville’s Julia Dierker at 123.
Freshman Hye Rin Kim was close behind with rounds of 84 and 41 to finish two strokes behind Dierker at 125.
Sophomores Madison Walden and Abbie Thelen carded solid scores, taking the fourth and sixth positions, respectively.  
Firing a 90 on Sunday, Walden improved on Monday to score a 43 to finish with 133 while Thelen scored rounds of 93 and 44 to finish at 137.
Freshman Madison Krull finished out the top-10 Barton finishers with rounds of 94 and 44 to finish in seventh just one stroke behind Thelen.
Competing as an individual, sophomore Madison Werth finished with a 158 following rounds of 105 and 53.
The Lady Cougars bettered last year’s team score by five strokes, finishing with a 517 to outdistance Coffeyville’s 577 and Dodge City’s 598.
 
Cougars secure
season’s first win
Knocking and knocking at winning’s door, the Barton Community College men’s soccer team finally broke through for the Cougars’ first win of the 2014 season with a 2-0 conference shutout Saturday at Allen.
Recording two double-overtime ties and a heartbreaking loss in the last three games, Barton scored in both halves to get the victory and improve to 1-2-2 on the season and 1-0-1 in conference play while dropping Allen to 1-3-0 on the season and 0-2-0 in conference.  
Barton will look to ride the momentum into its next contest as the Cougars host Kansas City Kansas in a conference matchup beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
Barton fully utilized the first 45 minutes in the first half as the Cougars got on the board literally seconds before the intermission horn.
Rushing to get a corner kick off in the waning seconds, Renan Sousa rebounded his own kick deep beyond the 18-foot mark to send the ball back into the box to a leaping Dominic Swindler, who perfectly timed the header to the back of the net for the eventual game winner.
Again the Cougars struck late in a half as Barton put the icing on the cake with just 3:02 remaining in the contest.
Following an Allen yellow card, Jaime Cox’s free kick 70 yards from goal found Matt Sherrod slipping past the Red Devil defense.  
Sherrod settled the pass then blasted a far post goal giving the Cougars the two goal cushion.
 
Lady Cougars
shut down by Allen
The offensive woes of the Barton Community College women’s soccer team continued Saturday as the Lady Cougars suffered a 2-0 defeat at Allen.
Held scoreless in the last two games, the Lady Cougars continue to search for the scoring combination in the early season being shutout for the third time.  
The loss drops Barton to 1-3-2 on the season and 0-1-1 in conference play while Allen improves to 2-0-1 in their conference opener.   
Barton’s next opportunity to unlock the offensive door comes today as the Lady Cougars host Kansas City Kansas beginning at 2 p.m. at the Cougar Soccer/Track Complex.
 
No. 8 BCC men’s cross-country team places sixth
The Barton Community College men’s cross country team finished sixth overall Saturday in the small college division of the 66th Annual JK Gold Classic held in Augusta.
With 129 total competitors in the 6K race, the No. 8-ranked Cougars took home first and second individual performances while finishing third among fellow NJCAA competitors in a total time of 1:41.52.
Sampson Laari led the Cougars finishing third overall and was the top collegiate runner in a competition including NCAA Division-I, Division-II, NAIA and NJCAA schools.  
After running his first three miles with the lead pack, Laari finished third behind two post-collegiate athletes.  
Covering the 6,000-meter course in 18:25.15, Laari’s time was just 20 seconds off the top mark of Chris Burnett and 12 seconds from second-place finisher Brady Johnson.
Freshmen Devyn Brotherton also had a strong performance finishing second to Laari in fellow NJCAA competitors in 19:35.19 to place 24th overall and fourth in the small college division.
Tony Perez was 66th overall and 34th in the division with his 20:46.89 time, followed by Elder Colindres at 21:19.97 to finish in 84th and 45th in the division.  
Brady Holler finish first in a log jam of Cougars at 21:45.00 to finish 97th (53rd division) with Tyler Thornton two seconds behind at 21:47.82 to finish 100th overall (55th division).
Marcus Pastran followed Thornton in 101st place (56th division) in 21:50.82 while Darrius Salmond rounded out the Cougar runners in 105th place (59th division) in a time of 22:02.50.
Among the NJCAA schools, Barton finished third behind Pratt and Hutchinson while finishing in front of Cowley College and Cloud County.
 
No. 8 Lady Cougars finish ninth
The No. 8-ranked Barton Community College women’s cross-country team finished ninth overall Saturday in the small college division of the 66th Annual JK Gold Classic held in Augusta.
With a total of 116 competitors in the two team division 4K race, the Lady Cougars finished fourth among fellow NJCAA competitors in a total time of 1:25.48.  
Kicking in for a late race charge, Lydia Mato finished third overall behind Kansas State University athletes Morgan Wedekind and Lauren Galvan while also finishing just in front of Wichita State sophomore Sidney Hirsch.
Clocking in at 13:54.89, Mato finished over 90 seconds in front of second place fellow NJCAA competitor Terra Flores of Butler.
Holly Pierce was the second Lady Cougar athlete to finish coming in at 17:20.57, placing 72nd overall and 40th in the small college division.  
Kaitlynn Tuey was Barton’s third athlete to cross the line finishing at 17:52.54 for 85th overall and 51st in the division.  
Trenna Cox ran 18:18.53 finishing 93rd overall (56th division) followed by Yazmin Rendon four seconds later at 18:22.54 in 96th place (58th division).
The Lady Cougars will take a couple of weeks from competition until heading to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20.