Women place fifth at nationals, Burchell sets 100m dash record

Women place fifth at nationals, Burchell sets 100m dash record

HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- The Butler track and field team finished up the outdoor season with solid performances at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday, with the women placing fifth overall at the meet.

In addition to the women taking fifth, Butler assistant coach James White was named the women's outdoor track and field assistant coach of the year.

Sophomore sprinter Remona Burchell won three medals, including a first-place finish in the women's 100-meter dash where she set the school record with an 11.34 time. Burchell came into the finals having the third fastest time after Friday's preliminary heats. Burchell was edged out in the 200-meter dash, but took home runner-up honors.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Fiona Masai, Abiane Collymore, Jonelle Reinert and Nhaieemah Horne provided the first medal for the women with a third-place finish on Friday. The Butler women also finished fifth in the 4x100-meter relay (Cydnie Brown, Latesha Bigby, Kiarra Baker and Burchell) and the 4x400-meter relay (Bigby, Carole Idolphine, Reinert and Horne).

Masai, who medaled in four events, took fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. She also placed seventh in the 5000-meter run and eighth in the 1500-meter run. Bigby finished third in the 400-meter hurdles, which gave her three medals in the meet. Idolphine placed seventh in the same event.

The Butler men only qualified in the finals in two events, with the highlight coming in the 4x400-meter relay with a second-place finish. The team of Alfred Larry, Paris Carson, Jamelle Ardis and Steven Calloway led briefly in the race, but fell back to third before Calloway pulled out a sprint to the finish line to take second. Individually, Larry placed eighth in the 400-meter dash.

NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 
May 16-18, 2013
Event Name Time/Distance Result
100m dash Remona Burchell 11.38p/11.34f 1st place - school record
200m dash Remona Burchell 23.70p/23.43f 2nd place
1500m run Fiona Masai 5:02.12p/ 5:01.65f 8th place
  Abiane Collymore 5:13.09p 13th place
5000m run Fiona Masai 19:17.59 7th place
100m hurdles Latesha Bigby 14.44p 11th place
400m hurdles Latesha Bigby 1:02.57p/ 1:01.27f 3rd place
  Carole Idolphine 1:03.49p/ 1:03.80f 7th place
  Andrene Wells 1:07.19p 15th place
3000m steeplechase     Fiona Masai 11:39.43 4th place
4x100m relay Butler 46.55p/ 46.47f 5th place
  Cydnie Brown    
  Latesha Bigby    
  Kiarra Baker    
  Remona Burchell    
4x400m relay Butler 3:53.41p/ 3:53.75f     6th place
  Latesha Bigby    
  Carole Idolphine    
  Jonelle Reinert    
  Nhaieemah Horne        
4x800m relay Butler 9:34.94 3rd place
  Fiona Masai    
  Abiane Collymore    
  Jonelle Reinert    
  Nhaieemah Horne    
Javelin Samantha Wyatt 115' 5" 10th place


Event Name Time/Distance Result
100m dash Justin Breaux 10.74p 22nd place
200m dash Justin Breaux 21.28p 14th place
  Steven Calloway 21.57p 18th place
400m dash Alfred Larry 47.46p/ 47.38f            8th place
  Paris Carson 47.83p 12th place
400m hurdles Aaron Cain 55.46p 20th place
3000m steeplechase     Heber Jimenez 10:32.08 14th place
4x100m relay Butler 40.99 10th place
  Shauron Jennings        
  Justin Breaux    
  Freddy Gobewole    
  Steven Calloway    
4x400m relay Butler 3:10.59 2nd place
  Alfred Larry    
  Paris Carson    
  Jamelle Ardis    
  Steven Calloway    
4x800m relay Butler 7:59.48 10th place
  Coty Williams    
  Taylor Parker    
  Adam Kelsey    
  Drake Brown    
Pole vault Tyler Knight 14' 3 1/4" 9th place