ECU has two individual winners at Joe Hilton UNC Invite
Tyshonda Hawkins sets school record in the 100m, wins 200m
The Pirates concluded the indoor season with an appearance at the NCAA Championships
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
Tynita Butts wins the women's high jump, sets facility record
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the Indoor 4x400-meter relay, distance medley relay, pole vault and heptathlon...Was part of a DMR squad that placed sixth at the Virginia Tech Invite with a time of 10:26.07...Set a school record in the heptathlon with 4,734 points at the Conference USA Indoor Championships for a sixth-place finish...Placed third at the Penn State National in the heptathlon with 4,695 points...Finished second in the C-USA Indoor Championships pole vault in the heptathlon with a mark of 4.44m (14-06.75)...Recorded a career-best mark of 4.51m (14-09.50) for a second place finish in the pole vault heptathlon at the Penn State National.
2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the heptathlon and 4x400-meter relay...Tallied a season-best 4,308 points at the C-USA Indoor Championships for a seventh-place finish in the heptathlon...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay squad that posted a time of 3:27.62 at the Virginia Tech Invite...Participated in the decathlon and 4x400-meter relay...Notched a career-best 5,863 points at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the decathlon for a seventh-place finish...Ran with a 4x400-meter relay squad on two occasions placing third at Charlotte with a time of 3:25.11 and fifth at North Carolina with a time of 3:23.78.
High School: Helped Matawan to three sectional championships from 2009-11 and four divisional titles ... Was a state sectional qualifier in the pole vault his sophomore season ... Captured the sectional title in the 400-meter hurdles and pole vault as well as qualifying for nationals in the 4x400 relay during his junior campaign ... Wrapped up his prep career with a New Jersey state championship in the indoor pole vault while breaking the school record in the event ... Was undefeated in the pole vault in dual meets his last two years at Matawan ... Earned a total of eight varsity letters in cross country ... Served as a team captain his junior and senior seasons.
Personal: Born Dylan Spadaccini on May 3, 1993...Son of Paul and Sheri Spadaccini...Majoring in athletic training.