Tynita Butts earns NCAA qualifying mark in high jump
Pirates Post 13 Event Titles in Queen City
Freshman Kayla Padgett wins first career outdoor event title
2012-13 Track & Field: Ran in the men's indoor 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 300-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay...Competed in the 60-meter dash at the Christopher Newport Invite and recorded a time of 7.02...Placed ninth at the SPIRE Invitational in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.09...Earned a third-place finish after recording a time of 34.92 in the 300-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Finished fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 49.97 in the 400-meter dash...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay squad that placed third in the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:16.39...Competed in the outdoor 200-meter, 400-meter dash, 4x200-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay, and sprint medley relay...Recorded a career-best time of 21.81 in the 200-meter dash at the 49er Classic to finish in the top-15...Notched a personal-best time of 48.10 in the 400-meter dash at the C-USA Outdoor Championships for a sixth-place finish...Was part of a 4x200-meter relay squad that won the Penn Relays with a time of 1:25.10...Helped lead the 4x400-meter relay team to a second-place finish at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:13.82...Was a part of the sprint medley relay team that recorded a time of 3:23.01 for an 11th-place finish at the Penn Relays.
2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the Indoor 300-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relays...Recorded a time of 35.32 in his only 300-meter dash meet of the season for an 11th-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invite...Tallied a career-best time of 49.63 in the 400-meter dash at the SPIRE Invitational to finish 11th...Ran anchor in the men's 4x400-meter relay at the C-USA Indoor Championships for a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:14.61...Participated in the Outdoor 400-meter dash...Earned a third-place finish at the Quad Meet with a 400-meter dash time of 49.11...Notched a career-best time of 48.83 at North Carolina for a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash.
2010-11 Track & Field: Recorded five performances in the outdoor 400-meter dash...Placed eighth in the 400 at the Quad Meet...Ran in the 200, 300 and 400-meter events a total of four times during the indoor season.
High School: Earned two varsity letters and served as a team captain for Largo High School...Helped the Lions to a county championship in 2008 and district titles in 2009 and 2010...Also lettered in cross country from 2007-10...Has two state titles (300m and 500m) and a runner-up finish (400m) on his resume.
Personal: Born Ben McKinzie, Jr., on February 20, 1992 in Washington, D.C...Son of Mary and Ben McKinzie, Sr...Majoring in information technology with a minor in business administration.