Tynita Butts wins the women's high jump, sets facility record
Tynita Butts earns NCAA qualifying mark in high jump
Pirates Produce Seven School Standards at Pepsi Florida Relays
2012-13 Track & Field: Participated in the men's 600-meter run, 800-meter run, 1,000-meter run, 4x4-meter relays and distance medley relays...Recorded a season-best time of 1:21.00 at the Penn State National for a second-place finish...Placed third at Christopher Newport with a time of 1:23.49...Finished 11th at the SPIRE Invitational with a time of 1:21.28...Recorded a career-best time of 1:55.43 in the 800-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational...Tallied a season-best time of 2:41.32 in the 1,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Was part of a men's 4x400-meter relay team that finished in the top-15 at the SPIRE Invitational with a time of 3:18.95...His distance medley relay squad earned a sixth-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 10:26.07...Was part of another DMR team that placed sixth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 10:22.91.
2012-13 Cross Country: Was only able to compete in two 5K races on the season...Ran a 18:34.7 to finish 63rd in the Adidas XC Invitational...Turned in an 18:24 to place 34thh at the Three-Stripe Invitational.
2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the men's 500-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational and finished in the top 15 with a season-best time of 1:07.58...Notched a season-best time of 1:21.54 at the SPIRE Invitational in the men's 600-meter run...Participated in the men's 800-meter run at both the SPIRE Invitational (1:57.69) and the Virginia Tech Invite (2:03.06)...Was part of a distance medley relay team that placed sixth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 10:29.72...Ran in the men's 800-meter during the outdoor season and recorded a pair of top-10 finishes...Recorded his season-best time of 1:54.75 at the C-USA Outdoor Championships to finish in the top 20...Placed fourth at the Quad Meet with a time of 1:55.72...Earned a sixth-place finish at the Charlotte Invite with a time of 1:54.87...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at the Charlotte Invite with a time of 3:25.11...His team placed fifth at North Carolina with a time of 3:23.78...His distance medley relay team set a new ECU school record with a time of 9:53.56 at Florida for a fourth-place finish.
2011-12 Cross Country: Ran in a trio of 5K races, turning in a career-best performance at the Three-Stripe Invite, crossing the finish line in 17:44 to claim 40th place...Opened collegiate career at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out with a time of 18:23.2, good for 72nd overall...Season's other race was a 21st-place showing, and 18:46.57 mark, at the ECU Pirate Invitational.
High School: Participated in cross country and indoor track as a senior after spending two years on the outdoor track and field team...Owns school records in the 800 and 1,000-meter runs and was a member of standard-setting 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays...During final campaign, finished second in the 800 meters at the outdoor North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A State Championship in a time of 1:54.68...An All-Charlotte Observer and All-Lake Norman News First-Team outdoor track honoree for the 800 meters and 4x400-meter relay...Named The Herald Weekly 2010-11 Boys Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Year after placing third at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship in the 1,000 meters with the school-record time of 2:35.85...Also helped the 4x800-meter relay team to a seventh-place showing at the NCHSAA 4A championship...Received the Senior Outstanding Award and MVP honors following final campaign, during which he served as a captain...An All-I-MECK 4A conference honoree following junior and senior seasons...Established the school 800-meter record as a junior with a time of 1:57.10, good for a sixth-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship...Anchored the 4x800-meter relay team that season to a second-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A regional meet...4x400-meter relay team took home the I-MECK 4A conference title during junior season, finishing in 3:22.88...As a sophomore, 4x800-meter relay team established the program record and finished fifth at the NCHSAA 4A State Championship...Ran for head coach Michelle LaPointe.
Personal: Born Brandon Benjamin Dunford in Dayton, Ohio...Son of LaTony Dunford-Johnson and Gregory Johnson...Majoring in marketing...Member of the Honor Roll, Future Business Leaders of America and Distributive Education Clubs of America...Hobbies are fishing, swimming and playing basketball.