Competing in one of the top indoor track meets in the country, members of the Barton Community College track and field teams spent the weekend in the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, held on the University of Nebraska campus.
Eight members of the team competed against 24 NCAA Division-I teams, including the 2012 men’s NCAA indoor and outdoor champion University of Florida.
Freshman David Winters finished third in the 200-meter dash, improving his NJCAA-leading time to 21.13 seconds this season. He also finished second in the consolation heat of the 60 dash with a time of 6.79.
Rahim Cronwell finished 28th in the 60.
Brandon Stone cleared 1.9 meters in the high jump for 17th place.
Kandace Thomas, the lone competitor from Barton’s women’s team, finished fourth in the consolation heat of the 60 with a time of 7.45.
The Cougars head to Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday and Saturday for the Tyson Invitational held on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
Barton golfer cards
In a practice round on Monday, Barton men’s golfer Garrett Bland, a freshman from Ellsworth, struck an hole-in-one at Great Bend’s StoneRidge Golf Club.
Using 9-iron on the par three 147-yard fourth hole, Bland carded his first career ace. Witnessing the feat were teammates Jack Kanak, Justin Kiser and Bryer Livermore.
The Cougars, who have finished as high as fourth in the fall season, open their spring season on March 24 at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference’s fourth meet of the season.