Part IX: Hot Summer Bods in Women's Sports & Fitness
Women ruling the world of sports
As we share our ninth installment of this series we can't say enough about how much these amazing women impress us with their accomplishments. This group of athletes have starred in track and field, football and volleyball and have made impacts for their teams.
A big salute to these ladies for being examples to women both young an old all over the world. They show that inner as well as outer strength is beautiful and okay to be exhibited in the midst of accomplishing goals in life. As we continue to showcase and support the best and brightest women in sports and fitness, we welcome to yet another edition of "Hot Summer Bods in Women's Sports & Fitness." We will run this series throughout the summer.
Arryana Barton is an interesting athlete who made waves in the past in football and track and field. During her days at McPherson from 2013-2015 she was a four-time All-American in the triple jump. She was also talented in shotput competition.
After college the 5-foot-10 curvy athlete took her powerful physique to the gridiron as she competed for the Atlanta Steam as a tight end. During her second season in 2017, Barton helped lead the Steam to its first Legends Football League championship game, where he team finished the year as the runner-up.
Junior Bri Collier is a talented multi-event performer at Kent State University. Prior to attending Kent, she was an All-Ohio hurdler in high school. Collier qualified for the 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles state finals during her days at Westerville South High School, in Westerville, Ohio.
At Kent she continues to compete as a hurdler but scored points for her team as she placed seventh in the heptathlon at the Mid American Conference Indoor Championship meet back in 2018.
This year during her freshman indoor collegiate season, Alysah Hickey tallied the 30th best long jump in the NCAA at 20-feet-four and 1/4 inches. At the Don Kirby Invitational, the Oregon Duck was the only freshman to finish in the top 10 of the long jump competition, as she placed second with her previously mentioned jump, which was her best of the season.
Hickey also placed second at the MPSF championships and looks to be a favorite to capture the gold in years to come. In high school, Hickey was one of the best jumpers in the nation. She was ranked first in both the high jump and long jump in her native state of California but was eighth and fourth respectively in the nation in the two events.
Taylor Sandbothe is a volleyball legend. Listen, that word gets thrown around a lot but it's true. The All-American middle blocker left Ohio State as the leader in blocks. When she broke the record in 2016, she was the first Buckeye to surpass 517 blocks in 25 years.
After playing at Ohio State, Sandbothe became a pro, competing around the world with stops in Thailand, France and Peru. In legendary fashion Sandbothe grabbed multiple championships. She and her teams won the Asian Club Championship, Thailand League and the Thai-Denmark Super League.
If you missed the first eight, "Hot Summer Bods in Womens Sports & Fitness" releases, click the links to check out parts one through six.
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