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|
|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|
|4x400m relay||Butler||3:53.41p/ 3:53.75f||6th place|
|4x800m relay||Butler||9:34.94||3rd place|
|Javelin||Samantha Wyatt||115' 5"||10th place|
|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|
|4x400m relay||Butler||3:10.59||2nd place|
|4x800m relay||Butler||7:59.48||10th place|
|Pole vault||Tyler Knight||14' 3 1/4"||9th place|