Athlete of the Week - Presented by the Marines - Jan. 28, 2019

Tavarius Wright and Otavia Cato are the Butler Athletes of the Week, presented by The Marines.

Tavarius Wright of men's indoor track and field and Octavia Cato of women's indoor track and field have been chosen as the Butler Athletes of the Week, presented by the Marines.

Tavarius Wright, Men's Track and Field

Tavarius won the 60 meter dash in a time of 6.64 on Saturday at the Pittsburg State indoor meet. That time is currently the fastest in the nation among NJCAA participants. He also finished second in the 200 meter dash in 21.41. That time ranks fifth in the nation. Both are national qualifying marks.

Octavia Cato, Women's Track and Field

Octavia Cato won the 60 meter dash in a time of 7.44 at the Pittsburg State indoor meet on Saturday. That time is the second fastest in the nation among NJCAA participants this season. She also placed seventh in the 200 meter dash at the meet in 25.08, which ranks seventh nationally. Both are national qualifying marks.