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Limited group of women perform well at Alex Francis Classic
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HAYS – The Barton Community College women’s track team to a small group to the Alex Francis Classic this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State. Barton left some of its heavy hitters at home, including all everything distance standout Lydia Mato and NJCAA Indoor hurdle champion Vanessa Style.
Of those that did make the trip, Tamara Styles had the biggest meet. The freshman won both the 100m and 200m for the Cougars as Barton dominated the sprints. Style ran a 12.17 to win the 100m and a 24.61 to win the 200m.
She was joined by O’Neisha Glover and Danashka Lawrence in both sprints. Glover was third in the 200m (25.36) and fourth in the 100m (12.52). Lawrence was fifth in the 200m (26.14) and seventh in the 100m (12.79).
Barton’s N’Kia Jones was second in the 400m in 1:00.33.
In middle distance races, the Cougars had Central Plains High School graduate and Bushton native Julee McAtee finish third in the 800m in 2:42.22 and Holly Pierce sixth in the 1500m in 5:32.42.
The rest of the athletes that Coach Dave Schenek took were all throwers.
Elizabeth Evans, a Wamego sophomore, won the discus with a throw of 130-10. She was joined in the event by Oskaloosa freshman Nicole Kruse, who took sixth with a 104-9 toss.
Kruse earned runner-up in the hammer throw at 142-5.
Evans also was fifth in the shot put at 36-11 and Cheyenne Riggs sixth with 35-0.5. Smith Center sophomore Trenna Cox finished eighth in the javelin with a throw of 104-4.