Sprints have always been a strength of the Barton track program. The Barton men showed just how strong that portion of the team is again this year with dominating efforts at the KT Woodman Classic in Wichita this past weekend.
Those sprints have kept the Cougars near the top of the rankings all season. Barton is currently ranked No. 3 in the latest NJCAA poll.
Barton went 1-2 in the 100m and 1-3 in the 200m as well as turning in a gold medal effort in the 4x100m relay.
McKinley West and Alex Richemond were winners in the sprints at Cessna Stadium. West bested the field in the 100m while Richemond did likewise in the 200m.
West won the 100m with a time of 10.38. Teammate Chedlin Sageese came in a second with personal best effort of 10.42. West’s time is the third fastest in the NJCAA this season and Sageese’s fifth.
Richemond captured the 200m in 21.12 while teammate Anthony Adderly was third in 21.56.
That same quartet captured the 4x100m gold. Sageese, West, Adderly, and Richemond won the 4x100m with a time of 40.37.
Kadeem Williams had a good meet for the Cougars, earning a third and fourth place finish. Williams ran third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 52.72 and took fourth in the 110m hurdles in 14.77.
Williams has run the second fastest time in the 400m hurdles this season at 52.11. Jermaine Jones, who didn’t run at Wichita, has the second fastest 110m time at 14.17.
Barton also had a good day in the field as well. Ricky Nelson took second in the discus throw with a toss of 178-7. That was the third best in Barton history and the second best in the NJCAA this year. Donald Daley has the longest throw this season in the hammer throw with his school record toss of 190-6.
Leon Boyd finished fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 48-11.5. Boyd has jumped 50-8 this season for the fourth longest in the NJCAA.
Also taking a fourth place finish was Devyn Brotherton in the steeplechase. The sophomore from Wyoming ran a 9:40.16, bettering his previous best by more than 35 seconds.
Anthony Forrest finished with a 1:56.02 in the 800m, good for seventh.
The Cougars are done until the Region VI Championships. That will take place April 28-30 in Garden City.