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Barton landed four of its indoor track and field athletes on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s All-Southeast Region for this season. The top five individuals in each event and members of the top three relay teams in each region earn the designation.
Junior Larry Russell earned all-region in the high jump, long jump and triple jump, becoming Barton’s first all-region indoor performer in three different events. He was No. 1 in the Southeast Region and fourth among all NCAA Division II long jumpers with a program-record mark of 7.63 meters at the Conference Carolinas championships. He will compete in the long jump the NCAA Div. II indoor championships in March. Russell also was fifth in the triple jump (14.34 meters) and high jump (2.04 meters).
Russell also was an all-region honoree in three events in the outdoor season in 2016.
Senior Aaron Jones became All-Southeast Region for the third straight indoor season in the 400-meter run, posting an indoor school-record time of 48.87 at the East Tennessee State University’s Buccaneer Invitational meet in early February, fourth best among Southeast Region times this season.
Micah Clemons landed all-region acclaim in the shot put and weight throws. He made the most of his trip to the Boston University Last Chance Meet over the weekend, producing a Barton-record shot put of 14.79 meters, which is fifth in the region. Clemons’ weight throw of 16.83 meters, another school mark, in the season’s first meet at the UNCG Early Bird duals that ranks No. 4 in the Southeast.
Freshman Jasmine Watson placed second regionally in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time 8.82 seconds that was good for second place at the conference championship meet.
Barton will begin its 2018 outdoor season on March 16 at the 49er Classic in Charlotte.