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Barton women add eight more to NJCAA qualifying list
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Special to the Tribune

LINCOLN, Neb – It was another good meet for the Barton women’s track team. Just two meets in Barton already has 16 qualifying marks for the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

That number reached double figures as the Cougars qualified seven more individuals as well as the 4x400m relay team this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational at the University of Nebraska.

Leading the way was Rian Robinson, who earned two of those marks. Robinson finished second in the 400m in 56.43 in the first heat of the day. That stood up until the next-to-last heat when Angee Nott run a 56.18 in heat six.

Earlier in the day, Robinson was qualified for the indoor championships with a 7.7 in the 60m.

Barton added two more qualifying times in the 200m where Tamara Style and Sabrina Mason earned their spots. Style was fifth in 25.25 and Mason sixth in 25.27.

Also on the track, Asha Douglas finished third in the 800m in 2:16.68. Holly Pierce finished well back in the 3000m but her time of 11:18.81 earned her a spot in the NJCAA meet. Douglas qualified last week.

Tasha Frazier ran an 8.64 for third in the 60m hurdles. She, too, already has earned her spot at the indoor championships.

The 4x400m relay team did not run last week but qualified in its first time out in Nebraska. Chanelle Ricketts, Widline Lagory, O’Neisha Glover, and Brooklyn Polk, ran 3:54.97 for fifth place.

The other two qualifying marks came in the long jump. Frazier and Ayesha Champagnie both surpassed the needed mark. Frazier took sixth at 18-1 and Champagnie eight at 17-9.

In the throws the Cougars Michelle Tomlin was second in the shot put at 48-4. She had already qualified as well.

Barton will take part in the Masked Raider Open in two weeks at Texas Tech in Lubbock.