Apr 05, 2021 11:29 AM

Sprinters shine as Barton track and field squad goes big in Texas

Posted Apr 05, 2021 11:29 AM
Barton Athletics
Barton Athletics

From sprinters to throwers and everything in between, the nation's 2nd ranked Barton Community College men's track and field team again produced big results as the Cougars competed in the Jo Meaker Classic and Multi in Canyon, Texas.

Seventeen top ten placers dotted the two-days of events including a pair of program record book adjustments and five individual winners.

Beginning on Friday in the hammer throw, Fabio Hessling continued his assault on his own program second best mark, surpassing his best by nearly eight feet in marking a 68.37m (224-03) throw.

Joining an elite and "who's who list" of the storied sprinters to wear a Cougar uniform, Caleb Boger led a strong showing from the squad by not only winning the 200m dash but etching his name in the sixth slot by clocking a 20.36 time.

Denzel Feagin, who placed fourth in the 200m at 20.84, took the bragging rights in half the distance for the second straight week, taking the 100m title on the day with a 10.17 as Boger grabbed the runner-up placing with a 10.28.

Also in the 200m Jevon O'Bryant's 21.50 and Almighty Williamson's 21.57 gave Barton two more spots in the top ten of the thirty-five entrant field by placing 8th and 10th respectively. Williamson also challenged in the 110m hurdles, crossing in a third place 14.21 time.

In the 800m Tyrese Reid's first outdoor attempt at the event beat out the 32-man field with a time of 1:52.29 while Telron Bradford Jr. was .22 seconds from 400m top spot in clocking a 46.78.

Reigning USTFCCCA NJCAA National Athlete of the Week Shakwon Coke again produced a big land in the sand, last week it was the long jump and this weekend it was the triple jump by soaring to a 15.60m (51-02.25) distance to beat the field by near a foot and a half.

In addition to his hammer throw performance on Friday, Hessling also placed 4th in the discus throw at 46.32m (151-11).

Fred Moudani won the shot put by a foot with a 17.10m (56-01.25) with Giovanni Gutierrez placing 7th at 15.18m (49-09.75) to go along with a 9th place showing in the discus with a 43.94m (144-2)

Barton returns to western Texas for its next meet, competing in the two-day Masked Rider Open beginning Friday hosted by Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Top-10 Placers

100m: 1st Denzel Feagin (10.17), 2nd Caleb Boger (10.28)

200m: 1st Caleb Boger (20.36), 4th Denzel Feagin (20.84), 8th Jevon O'Bryant (21.50), 10th Almighty Williamson (21.57)

400m: 2nd Telron Bradford Jr. (46.78)

800m: 1st Tyrese Reid (1:52.29)

110m Hurdles: 3rd Almighty Williamson (14.21)

Long Jump: 6th Glenith Calvin III (7.14m)

Triple Jump: 1st Shakwon Coke (15.60m)

Shot Put: 1st Fred Moudani (17.10m), 7th Giovanni Gutierrez (15.18m)

Discus Throw: 4th Fabio Hessling (46.32m), 9th Giovanni Gutierrez (43.94)

Hammer Throw: 3rd Fabio Hessling (68.37m), 10th Tyler Nelson (47.09m)