Butts Wins C-USA High Jump Title
May 17, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tynita Butts recorded 1.74 meters in the high jump, winning the conference title in the event and earning Women's Freshman-of-the-Meet honors on the final day of the 2010 Conference USA Outdoor Championships at the UCF Track and Soccer Complex.
The Pirate men finished in fifth-place with 110 points while the women ended up eighth and scored 67 points. The ladies improved two places from last year's meet. Houston took the men's title and UCF captured the women's championship by five points over UTEP.
"We are very excited about how we competed," head coach Curt Kraft stated. "We had five conference champions, two school records and 15 all-conference performers. There were so many positive things that did not show up in the stat column and one of those is how we came together as a team. We are continuing to build upon the foundation that we have established that will eventually lead to a championship."
Nicole Tozzi and Camelia Morman took third-place finishes in the javelin (45.46 meters) and triple jump (12.58), respectively while Brittany Copeland took fifth in the 5,000-meter run - clocking in at 16:34.16.
For the men, Mario Briscoe and Randy Bolton were third and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with times of 14.24 and 14.28. Isiah Gyasi and Austin Lewis also went three and four in the 100-meter dash, checking in at 10.62 and 10.65. In the 400-meter hurdles, Briscoe captured fifth-place with a time of 52.80 while Dillon Hawley scored for ECU in the 5,000-meter run by running a 14:53.92.
The 4x100 men's relay team also found the podium yet again, taking third-place with a time of 41.05.
With the conference meet behind them, the Pirates will prepare for the NCAA East Regional. The top 48 individuals in each event in the region will qualify for the meet, scheduled for May 28-29 at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.