Butler opens season at Herm Wilson meet at Wichita State

Butler opens season at Herm Wilson meet at Wichita State

The Butler Community College track and field team opened its season at the Herm Wilson Invitational, hosted by Wichita State University.

With the start of school still over a week away, the team only had a few athletes participating in this opening meet.

Leading the way on the women's side were sophomores Remona Burchell and Latesha Bigby.  Both Burchell and Bigby qualified for the NJCAA Championships in their respective event. Bigby got it started when she qualified in the Long Jump. Her jump of 18' ¼" was not only good for the NJCAA qualify, but it also placed her 2nd in the meet. Burchell qualified in the 60M Dash. Her time of 7.34 in the finals was not only good enough to qualify, but it was also a new meet, track and school record.

The men were led by a pair of sophomores as well, Coty Williams and Drake Brown. Both Williams and Brown hit the qualifying standard in the 1000M run.

The next action for the Grizzlies and Lady Grizzlies will be Jan 18-19 at Texas Tech University.


Participant Time/Distance
60M     Remona Burchell      7.47P/ 7.34F     National Qualifer
Long Jump   Latesha Bigby 18' ¼" National Qualifier
Shot Put   Josie Wright             36'1 ¼" 11th All Time at Butler
Weight Throw   Josie Wright             39'8 ¾" 11th All Time at Butler
    Samantha Wyatt 36'8 ¾"   12th All Time at Butler
60M   Tyler Knight


400M   Leroy Moore 51.53  
    Steven Calloway 51.93  
1000M   Coty Williams 2:38.24 National Qualifier
    Drake Brown 2:40.07 National Qualifier
    Adam Kelsey


60M Hurdles   Tyler Knight 9.13  
Long Jump   Adrain McElveen 19'2 ¾"  
    Koy Watkins 15'9 ½"  
Shot Put   Koy Watkins 24' ¼"