Apr 15, 2024

Williams breaks National record at KT Woodman Classic

Posted Apr 15, 2024 10:36 AM
Barton Athletics
Barton Athletics

Cedricka Williams took down the national discus record Saturday highlighting the Barton track and field team results in the two-day KT Woodman Classic held at Wichita's Cessna Stadium.

Having broke the program best two weeks ago, Williams rewrote the record and then some on her third toss of the event marking a 57.57m (188-11) to better her collegiate best by over seven feet while blowing past the national NJCAA all-time furthest by over three and half feet. Just a freshman, Williams' personal best came as a high school senior in setting the Jamaican U20 record ten inches further at 57.84m (189-9).

In addition to Williams' accomplishment in the event, fellow freshman Ivanilda Semedo also bettered her best effort in finishing second on a 53.98m (177-01) throw to not only solidify her program second best slot but move into the 5th best NJCAA all-time spot.

Staying on the 8th ranked women's side of results and impacts, freshman Sanae Hassnaoui ran her way into the program's 1500m all-time placing with an event winning 4:26.29 time.

Two days of windy conditions prevented both the Cougar women and men from adding a few more to its national qualifying list but still recorded some wind legal and non-affected personal bests.

Ana Couto met 100m hurdle qualifying standards clocking a 14.58 time with Great Bend's Kyndall Blessing posting two new bests, improving her national qualifying javelin mark to 38.86m (127-06) and improving her hammer throw to a 43.29m (142-0) mark.

Highlighting the 5th ranked men's performances, Hamza Belkhalfi moved up a spot on the program's 1500m list to 8th all-time with a 3:53.92 stoppage to place second in Friday's event by a photo finish .40 seconds.

Both already qualified in discus, Christopher Young's season best 58.69m (192-07) placed second on the day ahead of Ricardo Hayles personal best 54.03m (177-03) in landing just outside the program's top ten.

Barton will next head to Waco, Texas this weekend competing against another top tiered level of competition at Baylor University's Michael Johnson Invitational.

Barton Women's Results:

100m Hurdles: 8th Ana Couto (NQ 14.58), 14th Widlife Vermilus (15.27)

400m Hurdles: 13th Widlife Vermilus (1:09.20)

Triple Jump: 10th Jazmine Williamson (10.96m, 35-11.50)

High Jump: DNP Ana Couto (NH)

100m: 5th Ashley Shaw (11.84 *Non-NQ due to +5.4 wind), 11th Chloe Perryman (12.12), 18th Jazmine Williamson (12.26), 23rd Kay-Lagay Clarke (12.35), 39th Myla Tabora (12.87)

200m: 22nd Kialia Claiborne (25.42), 26th Chloe Perryman (25.44), 35th Kay-Lagay Clarke (26.01), 65th Myla Tabora (28.05)

400m: 16th Kialia Claiborne (58.87), 18th Shone Walters (59.32)

800m: 8th Shone Walters (PB 2:17.16 *Already NQ)

1500m: 1st Sanae Hassnaoui (NQ 4:26.29 *3rd Program All-Time), 59th Karina Estrada (PB 6:32.36)

Discus Throw: 1st Cedricka Williams (57.57m, 188-11 *Rewrites her program record **National Record), 2nd Ivanilda Semedo (PB 53.98m, 177-01 *Already NQ *Betters her 2nd Program All-time), 15th Treneese Hamilton (36.54m, 119-11)

Javelin Throw: 5th Kyndall Blessing (PB 38.86m, 127-06 *Already NQ)

Hammer Throw: 7th Treneese Hamilton (45.61m, 149-08 *Already NQ), 12th Kyndall Blessing (PB 43.29m, 142-0)

Barton Men's Results:

Long Jump: 12th Micah Dobson (6.55m, 21-05.75), 13th Kalil Murphy (6.52m, 21-04.75)

Triple Jump: 7th Micah Dobson (14.56m, 47-09.25)

110m Hurdles: 4th Bryce Southerland (14.21 *Non-NQ due to +4.9 wind)

400m Hurdles: 14th Jayden Singleton (56.80), 24th Grayden Stapleton (58.87)

100m: 15th Brandon Pemberton (PB 10.51), 18th Malachi Carter (10.55), 19th Jermaine Thompson (10.60), 30th Noah Kincade (10.73)

200m: 6th Jermaine Thompson (21.38), 19th Noah Kincade (21.95), 27th Brandon Pemberton (22.14), 29th Marshae McDonald (22.19), 40th Malachi Carter (22.42)

400m: 20th Marshae McDonald (50.39), 23rd Charles Green (50.53)

1500m: 2nd Hamza Belkhalfi (PB 3:53.92 *Already NQ **Moved from 9th to 8th Program All-Time)

Discus Throw: 2nd Christopher Young (SB 58.69m, 192-07 *Already NQ), 3rd Ricardo Hayles (PB 54.03m, 177-03 *Already NQ)

Hammer Throw: 12th Boris Peranovic (46.78m, 153-6 *Already NQ), 14th Christopher Young (45.93m, 150-08)