Not one but two records went by the wayside this weekend in Texas as the Barton Community College women's track and field competed in the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi in Canyon, Texas.
A three week progression from outside the 400m hurdle list to last week jumping into the seventh all-time slot of Barton history, Lashanna Graham bounded over the remaining six on the chart Saturday in clocking a 58.39 time. The nation's 7th best ever effort and new record surpassed the previous best by .41 seconds from Meka Rembert's 58.80 time set in the 1994 season and the 58.91 more recent time of Andrea Sutherland at the 2009 NJCAA Championships.
Also continuing her progression in the outdoor season, Ana da Silva spent the last two meets in the second slot of the hammer throw until Friday by unleashing a new program top ten best by over a foot on a 58.61m (192-03) mark. The nation's 6th best effort throw flew past the 58.22m (191-00) throw by Marcela Solano set in 2011.
In addition to the two records and first places on the weekend, the Cougars placed fourteen other performances in the meet's top ten in either bettering or meeting one of their 24 national qualifying performances.
Barton returns back to western Texas for its next meet, competing in the two-day Masked Rider Open beginning Friday hosted by Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
100m: 5th Shemia Odaine (11.74), 8th Jayda Dillon (11.92)
200m: 7th Shemia Odaine (24.46)
800m: 3rd Kayan Green (2:12.38)
100m Hurdles: 4th Ayesha Nelson (14.06), 5th Ashanti Harvey (14.32)
400m Hurdles: 1st Lashanna Graham (58.39 *School Record)
Long Jump: 4th Nia Robinson (6.01m), 6th Shemia Odaine (5.92m), 10th Annia Ashley (5.64)
Triple Jump: 5th Annia Ashley (12.42m), 7th Nia Robinson (12.31m)
Shot Put: 4th Ana da Silva (14.82m), 6th Jada Sewell (13.47m)
Discus: 4th Ana da Silva (42.50m)
Hammer Throw: 1st Ana da Silva (58.61m)