Tamara Style and Brooklyn Polk earned their seats on the bus when the Barton women’s track team head to the NJCAA Indoor Nationals at the end of the season.
The two earned national qualifying marks over the weekend at the Pittsburg State Invitational. Style did it in the 60m while Polk did so in the 400m.
Style actually already had seat, making it three events she is qualified in by adding the 60m where she ran a 7.82. Style is already qualified in the 200m and 60m hurdles. Rian Robinson matched her season best in the 60m with a 7.7 while Style bettered her 200m to 25.10.
Polk ran a 57.99 in the 400m to qualify while a pair of teammates just missed the 58.62 mark. O’Neisha Glover ran 58.92 and Widline Lageroy a 50.05.
Tasha Frazier was the only Cougars to place in the top three with a third place effort in the 60m hurdles with a season-best 8.56. Brianna Payne just missed being the third Cougar to qualify with a 9.19, needing a 9.17.
Michelle Tomlin went to the Jayhawk Classic in Lawrence to compete in throwing events where she finished third and sixth. Tomlin was third in the shot at 45.2.25 and sixth in the weight throw at 51-5.5 Tomlin has already qualified in both events.
Currently the Cougars have qualified 18 individuals for the NCJAA meet as well as their 4x400m relay. Barton is ranked No. 5 in the NJCAA Indoor rankings.