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 Halliman, Nhaieemah 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.
|2014 REGION VI OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|100m dash||Justin Breaux||11.00p||14th|
|200m dash||Alfred Larry||21.72p / DNF||7th|
|400m dash||Alfred Larry||47.90||1st|
|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|
|Long jump||Arsenije Savic||5.87m||16th|
|100m dash||Kiarra Baker||12.81p||17th|
|200m dash||Jonelle Reinert||27.15p||19th|
|400m dash||Jonelle Reinert||59.22||6th|
|800m run||Janell Kidd||2:36.97||16th|
|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|
|4x800m relay||Butler 'A'||10:06.51||3rd|