Butts, Hudson to Compete at USA Track & Field Championships
June 20, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. -The East Carolina track and field program will send a pair of All-America selections in Tynita Butts and Cameron Hudson to Des Moines, Iowa this weekend to compete among the nation's best at the USA Track & Field Championships which will be held at Drake Stadium.
Hudson will take the field in the men's long jump on Friday, June 21 in the USA Junior Nationals, while Butts will compete unattached in the women's high jump on Saturday, June 22 with the USA Seniors.
Butts claimed her spot at the USA Track & Field Championships after earning her fifth All-America selection in the indoor high jump with a second place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. In that event, she set a school record with a clearance of 1.90m (6-02.75). Additionally, the Alexandria, Va., native won the high jump at the Conference USA Indoor Championships after notching a mark of 1.86m (6-01.75).
During the indoor campaign, Butts tallied a total of four first-place finishes and was named C-USA Co-Female Athlete of the Week for the week of January 29 after setting a career-best, school-record, and meet-record mark of 1.90m (6-02.75) at the Penn State National. Butts wrapped up her record-breaking indoor season with the title of Conference USA Female Track Athlete of the Year.
Hudson concluded his freshman season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to collect First Team All-America honors in the long jump after recording an ECU school-record tying mark of 7.86m (25-09.50). He was the first-ever Pirate to collect All-America honors in the men's long jump and was the first ECU male student-athlete to garner All-America status since 2007.
The Charlotte, N.C., native had an outstanding outdoor season with ECU as he registered four first-place finishes in the long jump, three second-place finishes in the 100-meter dash, and first-place finishes in the 4x100-meter, 4x200-meter, and 4x400-meter relays.