Larry, Hodge win individual titles at Region VI Championships

Larry, Hodge win individual titles at Region VI Championships

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Butler outdoor track and field team had a pair of first-place finishes to highlight the Region VI Outdoor Championships, which were held this past weekend.

Alfred Larry was the men's region champion in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.90 seconds, edging out Highland's Tyus Jacob by 0.2 seconds. On the women's side, Ashanna Hodge won the 400-meter hurdles, besting the field by 1.34 seconds. Hodge posted her fastest time of the season with a 1:03.19.

The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Steven Calloway, Shaquille Alleyne, Leroy Moore and Larry placed fourth with a 3:18.08 time. Calloway also placed eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.96 seconds.

Both the women's 4x400 and 4x800-meter relay teams took third. In the 4x400, the team of Jonelle Reinert, Sueshi-Ann HallimanNhaieemah Horne and Hodge finished with a time of 4:03.88. Madison Wedekind, Reinert, Janell Kidd and Horne compeleted the 4x800 relay in 10:06.51.

Indivdually for the women, Hayley Ribordy took fifth in the 10,000-meter run (43:55.17 - personal best) and sixth in the 5,000-meter run (21:43.07). Ribordy was the Jayhawk West runner-up in both events. Tricia Trupe placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (13:55.64), while Reinert finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (59.22 seconds). 

As a team, the Butler women finished third in the Jayhawk West and eighth overall with 36 points. The men finished fifth in the West and 11th overall with 16 points.

Next up for the Grizzlies will be the NJCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held in Mesa, Ariz. The three-day event begins on Wednesday, May 15.



Event Name Time/Distance    Result
100m dash Justin Breaux 11.00p 14th
200m dash Alfred Larry 21.72p / DNF 7th
  Leroy Moore 22.15 11th
  Steven Calloway 22.19 12th
400m dash Alfred Larry 47.90 1st
  Steven Calloway 48.96 8th
800m run Max Surmeier 2:09.60 23rd
1500m run Cody Frye 4:41.53 24th
5000m run Baruf Kipchumba 17:50.50 14th
4x400m relay Butler 'A' 3:18.08 4th

Steven Calloway    
  Shaquille Alleyne    
  Leroy Moore    
  Alfred Larry    
Long jump Arsenije Savic 5.87m 16th
Event Name Time/Distance Place
100m dash Kiarra Baker 12.81p 17th
200m dash Jonelle Reinert 27.15p 19th
  Sueshi-Ann Halliman 27.44p 21st
400m dash Jonelle Reinert 59.22 6th
  Sueshi-Ann Halliman     1:01.43 13th
800m run Janell Kidd 2:36.97 16th
  Tricia Trupe 2:48.48 20th
5000m run Hayley Ribordy 21:43.07 6th
10000m run Hayley Ribordy 43:55.17 5th
400m hurdles Ashanna Hodge 1:03.19 1st
3000m steeple     Tricia Trupe 13:35.64 5th
4x400m relay Butler 'A' 4:03.88 3rd
  Jonelle Reinert    
  Sueshi-Ann Halliman    
  Nhaieemah Horne    
  Ashanna Hodge    
4x800m relay Butler 'A' 10:06.51 3rd
  Madison Wedekind    
  Jonelle Reinert    


Janell Kidd    


Nhaieemah Horne    


Josie Wright 28.22m 21st

Hammer throw

Josie Wright 39.32m 9th


Jamie Bell 24.41m 18th

Shot put

Josie Wright 11.33m 12th