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Men's & Women's
Track & Field 2003

* Cougar men and women capture NJCAA Outdoor titles *
Men win 6th in a row; Women capture 4th straight
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Friday, April 25
Track and Field - at Overland Park, Kansas
Barton County in Region VI Championships

Saturday, April 26
Track and Field - at Overland Park, Kansas
Barton County in Region VI Championships

Thursday, May 8
Track and Field - at Levelland, Texas
NJCAA National Championships

Friday, May 9
Track and Field - at Levelland, Texas
NJCAA National Championships

Saturday, May 10
Track and Field - at Levelland, Texas
NJCAA National Championships

Williams, Davis win gold at USA Championships; Bailey, Lee win in Jamaica
A pair of former Barton County Community College track and field stars grabbed gold at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend in Palo Alto, Calif. Barton County had 9 former athletes place at the Championships and one current athlete place in the junior portion of the meet. Bernard Williams and Walter Davis both won gold at the event with Williams winning the 100m dash and Davis winning the long jump.

Ex-Cougars advance at USA Outdoor Championships
Four of the five former Barton County Community College track and field athletes advanced out of first round races at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
Thursday was the opening day for the meet, with 1st round action in several of the events on the track. The Cougars had three former athletes in the 100m – two of which qualified for semifinal action today. The finals will take place later today as well.

Former Cougars win NCAA titles
Several former Barton County Community College track and field stars have added NCAA National Champion to their resume after this past weekend’s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
Former Barton tracksters accounted for four individual champions as well as one member of a relay team. Aleen Bailey doubled up as a National Champ, winning the women’s 100m and 200m. Hyleas Fountain won the Heptathlon gold medal while Leevan Sands won the men’s long jump. He just missed doubling up as well, placing 2nd in the triple jump.

Cougar men win tough battle to claim 6th straight NJCAA Outdoor
It sure wasn’t easy. But, in a way, it made it even more special. In what turned out to be an up-and-down roller coaster track meet, the Barton County Community College men held back an attempt by Central Arizona College to put an end to the Cougar run of consecutive outdoor titles at the NJCAA National Track meet. Barton County made it 6 National Titles in a row, however, clinching the title in the final race of the meet. Barton County ended with 155 points to 147 for Central Arizona. South Plains College, the host of the meet in Levelland, Texas came in a distant 3rd with 82 points.

Cougar women roll to 4th consecutive outdoor title
While it may have not exactly been a walk through the park, the Barton County Community College track and field team had very little trouble in capturing their 4th consecutive NJCAA National Outdoor title at Levelland, Texas this past weekend. The Cougars, despite a low gold medal count, rolled to the win with 146 points to runner-up Central Arizona College’s 112. Host South Plains College took 3rd with 89 1/2 points. Barton coach Lyles Lashley was named the Coach of the Meet for the women.

Barton wins Region VI Track Championships once again
If there is ever a race for second place year after year it is at the Region VI Track and Field Championships. It has been the case for the past several years and it was again the case this weekend in Overland Park. The Barton County Community College men’s and women’s teams once again dominated the Region VI meet held at Johnson County Community College.
The Cougar men won the event by nearly 100 points, rolling up 197 points in the win to runner-up Butler County’s 107. The women had an even easier time of it, piling up 238 points to Butler’s 106.5 2nd place effort. The Region VI title for the men was the 7th consecutive for the Cougars and the 15th in the past 18 years. The women have now won 19 straight Region VI titles. In addition, Lyles Lashley was tabbed as Coach of the Year in Region VI for the women’s team and Erick Wilson was named Athlete of the Meet for the men.

Quivira Heights' Kaiser signs with Barton County track
Barton County Community College track and field coach Lyles Lashley received a commitment from Kayla Kaiser to participate in track next year for the Cougars. Kaiser signed a letter-of-intent with Barton last week.

Cougars impressive at KU Relays
As has been the case during the Kansas University Relays the past few years, weather did not cooperate as much as it could have. Through some rain and cool weather, though, the Barton County Community College track and field team as impressive as usual.
In the most prestigious events at the event, the invitational events, the Barton County women won three sprints while the men captured one sprint and one hurdle event. Several top 3 efforts were turned in by the Cougars in those events as well.

Cougars double up again at NJCAA National Indoor Meet
It was business as usual for the Barton County Community College track team. The Cougars business as usual, though, it considerably different than most. Business as usual for the Barton County meant two more NJCAA National Indoor Titles this weekend at Carbondale, Ill. The Cougar women rolled to the win, capturing their 6th consecutive indoor title. Barton scored 222 points in winning their 14th NJCAA National Indoor Title, more than 3 times the 2nd club, Johnson County, which finished with 70 points. The men made it 6 in a row as well during the meet, with 153.5 team points, nearly 100 more than 2nd place Rend Lake College of Illinois, which finished with 61.

Barton sets 7 Region VI records in Manhattan
This time neither national records fell nor where there any world marks set. But the Barton County Community College track and field team will happily settle for 7 Region VI records and the women’s 19th consecutive Region VI Indoor title and the men’s 9th straight. As the snow fell outside Ahearn Fieldhouse in Manhattan Sunday, Barton County ran away with both titles with the women winning by more than 100 points and the men by nearly 70 points. Barton Coach Lyles Lashley was named the Coach of the Year for both the men’s and women’s team in the Region.

More records broken by Cougar women
A phenomenal indoor season continued this weekend for the Barton County Community College track and field team in Arkansas. The Cougars competed in the Tyson Invitational, held in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the University of Arkansas, and walked away with three more NJCAA national records in addition to a school record. Veronica Campbell also re-established herself atop the 200m dash in the world for women once again.

Another meet,more amazing feats for Barton County tracksters
The trend probably won’t continue for Barton County Community College track team, but what a start to the 2003 Indoor Season for the Cougars. After Veronica Campbell ran the fastest time in the world in the Indoor 200m and Ariel Brooks set an NJCAA record for the weight throw in the Cougars 2nd meet of the year, more marks fell in the 3rd meet of the season. That came Saturday when the Cougars traveled to Norman, Okla. for the second time this season this time to compete in the JD Martin Indoor Classic.

Campbell returns to track; runs best time in World this year
It didn’t take long for Veronica Campbell to remind the track and field community just how fast she is. The sophomore at Barton County Community College turned in the fastest 200m Indoor time in the world this year Saturday while her running in her first event of the year.

Smith takes over assistant spot for Barton County track

Steve Smith stepped into a situation many would love to have -- coaching some of the best athletes in the world. Smith gets that opportunity as the new assistant track coach at Barton County Community College. Smith takes over for Lyles Lashley, who moved up to head coach when Lance Brauman accepted a job at the University of Arkansas.

Lashley takes over Cougar Track

The Lance Brauman era at Barton County Community College has come to an end. And what an era it was. Coach Brauman made it official Friday as he announced that he is taking an assistant coaching position at the University of Arkansas.

Brauman takes job at Arkansas

The Lance Brauman era at Barton County Community College has come to an end. And what an era it was. Coach Brauman made it official Friday as he announced that he is taking an assistant coaching position at the University of Arkansas.