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Two school records fall as Lady Bulldogs finish sixth at Conference Carolinas Championships

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WINSTON-SALEM — Freshman Jasmine Watson and sophomore Janae Cunningham each improved their own Barton College women’s indoor track record over the weekend, and senior Sharon Kiptoo tacked on two-more all-conference performances at the 2018 Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships at JDL Fast Track.

Watson, participating in the 60-meter hurdles, improved her school record in the event with a time of 8.82, which just missed NCAA Division II provisional status and earned a second-place finish. Cunningham competed in the weight throw and finished third with a toss of 13.84 meters, breaking her previous record of 13.40 meters.

Sharon Kiptoo, a senior, was second in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in a time of 2:25.49. In the mile, Kiptoo was third in 5:24.83. 

Barton finished sixth in the nine team field, picking up 31 points. Mount Olive more than doubled up second-place Southern Wesleyan to sweep both the men’s and women’s championships. The Lady Trojans had 236 points, with Southern Wesleyan in second and 116. Limestone (93.5), North Greenville (47.5), Converse (35), Barton (31), Belmont Abbey (19), Lees-McRae 19 and King (17) composed the field.

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