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Barton represented at 2016 Rio Olympics by eight former student-athletes

Barton represented at 2016 Rio Olympics by eight former student-athletes

The long tradition of former Barton Community College student-athletes qualifying for the Olympics continues with the 2016 version of the Olympiad games taking place August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Seven former members of the Barton track and field team will be competing, as well as, two former players from the men's basketball team.  In addition to the athletes, former track and field coach Lance Brauman who is now a professional track and field coach and founder of PURE Athletics is in attendance coaching twelve athletes including former Barton athlete Alonso Edward.

United States:  Tyson Gay *3rd Olympics (4x100m Relay pool)
Bahamas:  Leevan Sands *4th Olympics (Triple Jump)
Canada:  Akeem Haynes *2nd Olympics (100m and 4x100m Relay pool)
Jamaica:  *Team Captain - Veronica Campbell-Brown *5th Olympics (Women's Athletics - 200m, 4x100m Relay pool) and Simone Facey *1st Olympics (Women's Athletics - 200m and 4x100m Relay pool)
Lithuania:  Antanas Kavaliauskas *2nd Olympics (Men's Basketball)
Nigeria:  Ebi Ere *1st Olympics (Men's Basketball)
Panama:  Alonso Edward *2nd Olympics (Men's Athletics - 200m) *Flag bearer for opening ceremonies
U.S. Virgin Islands:  LaVerne Jones-Ferrette *4th Olympics (Women's Athletics - 200m)

List of Brauman's athletes in Rio:
United States:  Tori Bowie (100m, 200m, and 4x100m Relay pool), Marvin Bracy (100m and 4x100m Relay pool), Tony McQuay (4x400m Relay), and Francena McCorory (4x400m Relay)
Panama:  Alonso Edward (200m)
Bahamas:  Shaunae Miller (400m)
Trinidad and Tobago:  Kelly-Ann Baptists (100m and 4x100m Relay pool), Keston Bledman (100m and 4x100m Relay pool), Machel Cedenio (400m and 4x400m Relay)
Zambia:  Gerald Phiri (100m)
Turkey:  Jak Ali Harvey (100m and 4x100m Relay pool)
Jamaica:  Nickel Ashmeade (100m, 200m, and 4x100m Relay pool) 

Barton at the Olympics schedule found at:  http://bartonsports.com/information/2016Rio/schedule

Complete schedule and results of the 2016 Rio Olympics can be found at:  www.rio2016.com