The Barton Community College men's cross country team placed 17th Friday evening in the Papa John's Invitational hosted by Emporia State University. Held at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course, the Cougars completed the 8k race in an average time of 32:50.37 with three Top-100 placers among the nearly 140 man field from the NJCAA, NAIA, and NCAA Division II levels.
Three freshman finished in the Top-100 runners with Grenada's James Tallan leading the Cougars in 29:16.38 placing 44th. Fellow countryman Nathan Hood crossed in 79th with a 30:54.59 clocking while Great Bend native Mason Yellowwolf placed 100th with a 32:13.92 time.
Barton will next travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the Cowboy Jamboree beginning at 9:15 a.m. this Saturday, September 30.
Complete Papa John's Invitational results