ARKANSAS CITY— It was another good day for the sprinters and throwers for the Barton Community College track team. It was there the Cougars won a pair of events at the 12th annual Tiger Invitational on the campus of Cowley College with limited participants over the weekend.
As Barton works its way through the middle stages of the outdoor season, Coach Dave Schenek is keeping the participation below full strength as his team readies for the region and national meets. This weekend Barton was able to capture wins in the 200m and discus.
Alex Richemond won the 200m with a time of 21.2 as Barton went 1-2-4 in the event. Anthony Adderly was close behind for the Cougars with a time of 21.35 – both earning spots at the NJCAA National meet in May. Marquee Montgomery was fourth with a time of 21.67.
Montgomery was second in the 100m with a 10.6 just ahead of Kennedy Mayweather’s 10.68 for third. Shadrack Adu-Gyamfi was fifth with a time of 10.72 as Barton placed three in the top five in dominating the sprints. Ashawn Bryan took 11th for Barton in 11.36.
In the field, Romario Antoine earned a gold medal in the discus. His toss of 156-6 edged out teammate Donald Daley for the top spot. Daley was second with a throw of 153-1. Both of those throws were above the qualifying mark. Alireza Rafiei took eighth with a throw of 132-8. Tyler Jordan was 14th with a throw of 117-5.
Antoine was fifth in the shot put as well with a toss of 47-8. Donald Daley took third in the hammer with a throw of 158-4 and Jordan sixth with a 137-4.
Back on the track Deron Gordon took third in the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.34 and Zodani Francois was fourth in 14.6. Both times bested the qualifying mark of 14.62.
Elder Colindres continued to improve in the 1500m taking fourth in 4:12.48. Also running the 1500m was Anthony Forrest (15th) in 4:25.13 and Tyler Thornton (21st) 4:28.76.
Barton had a pair of runners in the 800m with Brady Holler taking 12th in 2:05.54 and Kole Stiner 24th in 2:12.83.
The Cougars will stay in Kansas competing in the KT Woodman on the campus of Wichita State this weekend.