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Friday, July 9
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - USA Network 10 pm-Midnight
(Times are CDT)

Heptathlon - Women (Hyleas Fountain)
6:30 pm - 100m Hurdles
7:25 pm - High Jump
9:40 pm - Shot Put
11:05 pm - 200m

100m - Women (LaShauntea Moore)
7:30 pm - Qualifying
10:30 pm - Quarterfinals*

400m Hurdles - Men (Fred Sharpe)
8:30 pm - Quarterfinals

800m - Men (Floyd Thompson)
9:20 pm - Quarterfinals

Long Jump - Men (John Moffitt, Walter Davis, Joe Allen)
10 pm - Qualifying

Saturday, July 10
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - NBC 7-8 pm

Heptathlon - Women (Hyleas Fountain)
3:10 pm - Long Jump
4:20 pm - Javelin
6:55 pm - 800m

100m - Men (Bernard Williams, Tyson Gay, Aaron Armstrong)
5 pm - Qualifying
7:22 pm - Quarterfinals*

100m - Women (LaShauntea Moore)
5:30 pm - Semifinals*
7:50 pm - Finals*

400m Hurdles - Men (Fred Sharpe)
6:20 pm - Semifinals*

800m - Men (Floyd Thompson)
8:10 pm - Semifinals*

Sunday, July 11
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - NBC 6-7 pm

100m - Men (Bernard Williams, Tyson Gay, Aaron Armstrong)
4:30 pm - Semifinals*
6:48 pm - Finals*

400m - Men (Derrick Brew)
5 pm - Quarterfinals*

Long Jump - Men (John Moffitt, Walter Davis, Joe Allen)
5:30 pm - Finals*

400m Hurdles - Men (Fred Sharpe)
6:30 pm - Finals*

Monday, July 12
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - USA Network 9 pm - Midnight

Hammer Throw - Women (LaQuanda Cotton)
4:30 pm - Qualifying

800m - Men (Floyd Thompson)
9:10 pm - Finals*

400m - Women (Monique Hall)
9:20 pm - Quarterfinals

400m - Men (Derrick Brew)
10:25 pm - Semifinals*

Long Jump - Women (Hyleas Fountain)
10:40 pm - Qualifying

Tuesday, July 13
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
No competitions held

Wednesday, July 14
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
No competitions held

Thursday, July 15
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - USA Network 9-11 pm

Triple Jump - Men (Tim Russan, John Moffitt, Walter Davis, Erick Newby)
5:45 pm - Qualifying

Shot Put - Women (LaQuanda Cotton)
7:35 pm - Qualifying

Long Jump - Women (Hyleas Fountain)
7:45 pm - Finals*

400m - Women (Monique Hall)
9:35 pm - Semifinals*

Hammer Throw - Women (LaQuanda Cotton)
9:45 pm - Finals*

400m - Men (Derrick Brew)
9:50 pm - Finals*

Friday, July 16
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - USA Network 10 pm - Midnight

200m - Men (Bernard Williams, Tyson Gay, Erick Wilson, Aaron Armstrong)
8 pm - Qualifying

200m - Women (LaShauntea Moore, Monique Hall)
8:40 pm - Quarterfinals*

Shot Put - Women (LaQuanda Cotton)
9:45 pm - Finals*

Saturday, July 17
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - NBC 4-5 pm

200m - Men (Bernard Williams, Tyson Gay, Erick Wilson, Aaron Armstrong)
2 pm - Quarterfinals*
4:17 pm - Semifinals*

110m Hurdles - Men (Dexter Faulk)
2:35 pm - Qualifying
4:30 pm - Quarterfinals*

Triple Jump - Men (Tim Russan, John Moffitt, Walter Davis, Erick Newby)
3:30 pm - Finals*

200m - Women (LaShauntea Moore, Monique Hall)
4:02 pm - Semifinals*

400m - Women (Monique Hall)
4:52 pm - Finals*

Sunday, July 17
USA Olympic Trials -
at Sacramento, California
TV Coverage - NBC 6-8 pm

110m Hurdles - Men (Dexter Faulk)
5 pm - Semifinals*
7:13 pm - Finals*

200m - Men (Bernard Williams, Tyson Gay, Erick Wilson, Aaron Armstrong)
7:38 pm - Finals*

200m - Women (LaShauntea Moore, Monique Hall)
7:50 pm - Finals*

* - must qualify for round

Friday-Saturday, April 23-24
Track and Field - at Ark City, Kansas
Barton in Region VI Championships
Men -- 1st Place
Women -- 1st Place

Thursday-Saturday, May 6-8
Track and Field - at Levelland, Texas
Barton in NJCAA Championships
Men's - 1st place
Women's - 1st place

Olympic list reaches 8; USA Olympic Qualifying starts this weekend
With the list of former Barton County Community College track and field athletes up to 8, the Cougars look to hit double digits over the next 10 days as the USA Olympic Qualifying begins Friday in Sacramento with at least 16 ex Cougar vying for a spot on the 2004 USA Olympic team.
So far 5 Cougars will be participating for Jamaica and one each from the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, and the US Virgin Islands.

Campbell signs professional contract with Adidas
Having established herself as one of the top sprinters in the world, former Barton County Community College star Veronica Campbell is now going to get paid for it. Just prior to her sprint double win at the Jamaican Senior Nationals, Campbell inked a 4-year deal with Adidas to compete internationally for the sporting good manufacturing company.

Taylor wins javelin; two other Cougars compete at USA Jr. Nationals
With eyes perched toward the former Cougars making a run at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece later this summer, some athletes that will be participating with Cougars next season are also making some news. Three individuals – one who ran for Barton last year and two that will be freshmen this upcoming season – participated in the 2004 USA Track and Field Junior Nationals in College Station, Texas this past weekend. One came away as the national champion in the javelin on the campus of Texas A&M.

Cougars qualify for Olympics with impressive showings
Several former members of the Barton County Community College track and field team already have punched tickets to Athens, Greece and the 2004 Summer Olympics later this summer. Five ex Barton runners earned that right with some strong showings at the Jamaican Senior National Championships this past weekend. Steve Mullings, Veronica Campbell, Aleen Bailey, Beverly McDonald, and Suzette Lee all qualified to be part of the Jamaican team in Athens. During the meet, Campbell ran the fastest 200m in the world this year. That accomplishment earned her the Women’s MVP of the meet.

Maska signs to throw for Barton County track
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team signed what coach Lyles Lashley considers one of the best throwers he’s ever signed when Brady Maska inked to throw for the Cougars next season. Maska, a recent graduate of Hays High School, showed why Coach Lashley has such high praise for the thrower when he set a state record this weekend at the Kansas State High School Track and Field Championships in Wichita.

Former Cougars impressive at SEC Meet
Former members of the Barton County Community College track and field team showed what they could do at the next level with strong performances at the Southeastern Conference Meet recently. Former Cougars for both the men’s and women’s won several golds during the Conference Championships in the toughest track conference at the NCAA level. On the men’s side, ex-Cougars tallied 88 total points while the women combined to score 89. In addition former Barton County Lance Brauman – now an assistant at Arkansas – was part of the winning teams as Arkansas won the men’s title with 183 points while the women scored 124 points to win the women’s title. Included was one fastest time in the world this year and the United States Track Coaches Association Athlete of the Week – honors earned by different ex Barton County Cougars.

Barton men rally for 7th straight NJCAA Outdoor title
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team had a weekend to remember at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Not only because the Cougars walked away with their 7th straight NJCAA Outdoor title but because of the dramatic way Barton made it happen. It was a weekend that saw Barton trail the entire meet until the 3rd-to-last event of the day, then retake the lead and win the championship in the meet’s final event. In the end, Barton County edged Central Arizona for the 2004 NJCAA Outdoor Championships held in Levelland, Texas. Barton finished with 128 points to Central Arizona’s 123.5. South Plains College, the host of the meet, was 3rd with 93 points. Barton Coach Lyles Lashley was named the Coach of the Meet.

Cougars women dominate for 5th straight Outdoor title; 15th overall
The Barton County Community College women’s track and field team had a field day – so to speak – at this year NJCAA Outdoor Championships. Barton County ran away with the meet, winning by nearly 100 points. The only question as the event wore on was whether the Cougars might score enough points in the field events alone to top the 2nd place finisher. It didn’t happen, but it came close as Barton scored 212 overall points to win the title to runner-up Essex College’s (NJ) 120 points. Central Arizona was 3rd at 88 points. It was the 5th straight NJCAA Outdoor title for the Cougars and the 15th in the school’s illustrious history. Sophomore Kwonya Ferguson was named the Field Athlete of the Meet. Coach Lyles Lashley was named the Women’s Coach of the Year as well as Women’s Coach of the Meet.

Barton women seek 15th NJCAA Outdoor title; 5th consecutive
The Barton County Community College women’s track and field team will attempt to lift their 15th NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field national title plaque above its head this weekend at the completion of the national meet in Levelland, Texas on the campus of South Plains College. The Cougars won the title by more than 30 points last season, scoring 146 points to runner-up Central Arizona’s 112. Central Arizona along with Essex County (NJ) will give Barton a battle for the title.

Cougar men to go after 7th straight NJCAA National Title
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team will look to put itself alone in 2nd for the most consecutive NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field titles. The Cougars have won the last 6 NJCAA Outdoor titles, placing them in a tie for 2nd most consecutive titles with Odessa (Texas) College. Odessa turned the trick from 1981-1986. The longest streak is held by Blinn (Texas) College, which won the meet from 1987-1995, capturing 9 straight titles. The NJCAA Outdoor Championships get under way tomorrow in Levelland, Texas on the campus of South Plains College. Accomplishing that task will once again be a challenge for the Cougars with Central Arizona and South Plains set to battle for the title with the Cougars along with Region VI foe Cloud County and others. Barton won last year with 155 points to 2nd place Central Arizona’s 147.

Barton men win 10th straight Region VI Track title
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team fought sloppy, bad weather the entire weekend at Region VI Track and Field Championships in Arkansas City. Fortunately for the Cougars their performances were not nearly as sloppy as the weather as Barton County rolled to its 10th straight Region VI title. The Cougars won the title with 216.5 points – a large distance ahead of 2nd place Cloud County, which finished with 111. The Region VI title is Barton’s 20th in the past 22 years. Dexter Faulk was named as the Male Athlete of the Meet as he earned 3 gold medals during the event.

Cougar women dominate Region VI Track Championships
The Barton County Community College women’s track and field team made it look like a walk in the park – a very muddy park – at the Region VI Track and Field Championships in Arkansas City this past weekend. The Cougars rolled to their 19th consecutive time and the 20th in the past 23 years. Barton more than doubled its nearest competitor, scoring a whopping 268 points. Runner-up Cloud County finished with 124.3. The Cougars crowned 11 individual champions and 2 relay champs to capture 13 of the 22 events held at the meet. Juanita Broaddus and Shaunette Davidson finished with 3 gold medals while Kwonya Ferguson brought home 2 golds.

Barton men roll to 7th straight NJCAA Indoor Title
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team made it look easier than expected this past weekend at the NJCAA Indoor National Meet. Barton County won its 7th straight NJCAA Indoor Title in easy fashion, outdistancing runner-up Cloud County by nearly 50 points. The Cougars won the event with 141 points followed by Cloud with 95. Rend Lake, expected to challenge the Cougars for the title, finished a distant 3rd with 81. In the process of claiming the team title, the Cougars posted 5 individual champions and a relay champion. Of those 6 winners 3 did so in an NJCAA National Meet record time.

Cougar women capture 15th NJCAA Indoor Title; 7th straight
The Barton County Community College women’s track and field team pulled away in a 2-team battle for the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Manhattan over the weekend. Barton earned its 15th NJCAA Indoor Title – the 7th straight – by collecting a whooping 239 points to outdistance runner up Essex College, which finished 2nd with 192. Cloud County was a distant 3rd with 57. In the process of wracking up 239 points, the Cougars set 4 NJCAA National Meet records and crowned 6 individual champions and 2 relay champions. Barton sophomore Kwonya Ferguson was named the Female Field Athlete of the Meet for her performances during the two days.

Cougar men make it 10 straight Region VI Indoor Titles
The Barton County Community College men’s track and field team rolled to an easy win the Region VI Indoor Championships over the weekend at Manhattan’s Ahearn Field House on the campus of Kansas State University. The men won the event by nearly 100 points, finishing 1st with 206 points to Cloud County’s 109 in 2nd place. Barton also crowned 9 individual champions and 2 relay champions giving them wins in 11 of the 20 events.

Barton women win 20th straight Region VI Indoor Track title
The Barton County Community College women’s track and field team made easy work of the its competition at the Region VI Indoor Track and Field Championships, earning an amazing 20th consecutive Region VI title. The women steamrolled to the title with a whopping 275.5 points to Butler’s 108.5 in 2nd place. With the high point total it should come as no surprise the Cougars crowned 13 individual titles and 1 relay win in the 20 events competed in.