The Barton Community College women's track and field team competed against some of the best in the country this past Saturday in Barton Rouge, Louisiana, in the LSU Alumni Gold meet. Taking on multiple NCAA Top 10 performers along with decorated professionals and Olympians, the Lady Cougars had multiple personal best efforts while moving up the national ranks in multiple categories.
Chenelle Ricketts had a leg in two of those accomplishments setting a new 400m best with a 54.11 time to rank third best in the nation. Ricketts finished tenth in the event with teammate Rian Robinson within an eyelash of her at 54.19 falling just short of her fourth best national time of 54.12.
Ricketts would run third leg of the 4x100m relay being joined by Keosha Sanders, Asjah Wallace, and Sabrina Mason to clock a season best and third top time in the nation at 45:31 to finish fourth behind 4-year schools LSU, Clemson, and Texas.
Barton's next action will come Friday as a partial squad of Cougars will head to Hays, Kansas, to compete in the Fort Hays State University Open. The full Cougar squad will take the week away from competition in preparation of the Region VI Outdoor Championships to be held May 4-6 in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Complete LSU Alumni Gold results