Mac College's Pleasant, Barton earn All-American honors

By McPherson College Sports Information
March 09, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

GENEVA, Ohio —  It was a fruitful trip for the McPherson College track and field team at the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships this weekend as they came away with a couple of All-Americans in Sharica Pleasant and Arryana Barton.

Four school records fell for Mac and six personal records were set as well.

Pleasant started the meet off on the right foot with her sixth-place finish in the women's pentathlon. She set a pair of personal records en route to her 3,380 point total, which broke the McPherson school record. 

Barton closed out the meet with a third-place result in the women's triple jump on the final day of competition. Her leap of 39-1 would have been far enough to win the meet a year ago. She also took sole control of the shot put record as she posted a 43-7 to finish 12th. The Bulldogs combined for nine total points and were the only KCAC women's team to score any points in the three-day meet.

On the men's side, Paul Rotering yet again snapped his school record, launching the shot put 51-6 1/2 on his first throw. The senior was less than half a meter from medaling in his final track and field indoor meet.

The Bulldogs don't have long to wait before their first outdoor meet as all of McPherson track and field heads to Winfield for the Southwestern College Invite on March 13.

Complete McPherson Women's Results:

60m Dash - Kaley Kinnamon 7.86

60m Dash - Sharica Pleasant 8.23

60m Hurdles - Sharica Pleasant 10.29

Triple Jump - 3. Arryana Barton 11.91m (39' 1") SR PR 

Shot Put - Arryana Barton 13.28m (43' 7") SR PR

Shot Put - Brooke Bush 11.76m (38' 7")

Pentathlon - 6. Sharica Pleasant 3,380 points SR PR

800m Run - 2:36.93 (609 points) PR

60m Hurdles - 9.08 (893 points)

High Jump - 1.56m (5' 1.25") (689 points) PR

Long Jump - 5.11m (16' 9.25") (589 points)

Shot Put - 11.08m (36' 4.25") (600 points)

Complete McPherson Men's Results:

60m Dash - Perry Joseph 6.98

Triple Jump - Marlon Clayton DNF

Shot Put - Paul Rotering 15.71m (51' 6.5") SR PR