This past weekend marked the next-to-last meet for the Barton women’s track team before they embark on the NJCAA Championships. Off the heels of a big meet last weekend, the Cougars moved up to No. 5 in the nation.
The KT Woodman at Cessna Stadium in Wichita provided the Cougars with a chance to scale back a bit and stay fresh for its final two meets.
Those final two meets are the two most important of the season – the Region VI Championships and the NJCAA’s.
At the KT Woodman, O’Neisha Glover earned Barton’s only gold medal during the afternoon, winning the 400m. Glover ran a 56.94 to take first place. Brooklyn Polk took fourth in the race with a 57.81. Rian Robinson has clocked the second fastest time in the 400m this year in the NJCAA at 54.64. She took the weekend off.
Asha Douglas came in a close second in the 800m with a time of 2:17.83. That was just 0.5 second from first place as she was edged by Haley Harsin of Nebraska. Douglas has the fourth fastest NJCAA time this season.
Last week’s star, Ayesha Champagnie took fourth and fifth in her two events during the meet. Champagnie finished fourth in the javelin with a 151-11 throw. Champagnie, the top heptathlon athlete so far this year in the NJCAA, also has the longest throw in the javelin at 156-1.
Champagnie was fifth in the shot put with an effort of 44-1.5. Michelle Tomlin was close behind with a 43-2.5 for seventh place. Tomlin had an earlier throw this year of 48-4 that is the fifth best in the NJCAA.
Tomlin took fifth in the discus with a throw of 142-5. Her discus throw of 158-8 earlier in the year is the second best in the NJCAA.
Tamara Style was fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.13. Brianna Payne also placed in the hurdles with a sixth place finish in the 100m hurdles in 14:51.
Tasha Frazier also rested on the weekend. She has the second fastest time in the 100m hurdles this year at 13.99. Frazier also had Top 5 efforts in the NJCAA in the long jump, where her jump of 19-6.25 is fourth best, and the triple jump, where the leap of 39-3.25 is the fifth longest.
Sabrina Mason took sixth in the 200m in 24.64.
Barton will travel to Garden City for the Region VI Championships April 28-30.