Women’s 4x400 Relay Shines at Washburn Open

Women’s 4x400 Relay Shines at Washburn Open

TOPEKA, Kan. – Butler track and field continued its steady progress towards the NJCAA Indoor Nationals with a strong performance at the Washburn Open in Washburn's Indoor Athletic Facility on Friday and Saturday.

Full Results

Women's Results

The women's 4x400m relay consisting of Star Mpama, Keniya Dexter, Ala'Jah Brooks and Trishanie Warner placed second at the meet, running 3:52.91. The finish is the fifth ebst in the NJCAA this season and qualified them for the NJCAA Indoor National Meet in Gainesville, Florida, on March 1st and 2nd.

Mpama had a strong meet overall, also finishing 11th in the 800m, (2:19.93) which is good for the 20th best time in the NJCAA this season.

Freshman Kayveonna Jackson had a strong performance in the women's 60m dash, placing sixth with a time of 7.72. She ran 7.61 in the prelims.

Keniya Dexter placed 10th in the 600y, running it in 1:29.45.

Brooks came in 28th in the 400m, running 59.34 which is her season-best.

Three Grizzlies placed in the women's 5000m. Alison Unruh finished in 16th (19:54.51), Heidi Grimmett in 22nd (20:12.90) and Valyrie Freeman right behind her in in 23rd (20:21.90).

Men's Results

Abdelhakim Boukhiar finished fifth in the 600y, running 1:12.18 which is the 17th best time in the NJCAA this season.

Soualah Yasser came in ninth in the 800m (1:55.01).

Devian King came in 18th (21.71) in the 200m as the highest Grizzly finisher.

Adem Bouldjadj finished 14th in the 3000m (8:44.40)


The Grizzlies will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas on Feb. 9th and 10th.