Butler women win Region VI indoor track title

Butler women win Region VI indoor track title

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Butler women's indoor track and field team took home the hardware Friday night, as the squad won both the Region VI and Jayhawk West conference trophies for the 2013 indoor season. It marks the second time that the Butler women have won the indoor team title, joining the 2008 squad.

In addition to the team trophies, Grizzly sophomore Latesha Bigby was named the Region VI women's field athlete of the meet and head coach Jeff Becker was named the women's head coach of the meet.

The Butler women won the region title with 128 points, beating runner-up Cowley by 10.5 points. Bigby accounted for 46 of those points as she finished first in the pentathlon with 3,588 points, winning three of the five events. In addition to the pentathlon, Bigby took first in the 60m hurdles and the long jump. She also had runner-up finishes in the high jump and 800m run.

Sophomores Remona Burchell (200m dash) and Fiona Masai (3000m run) also had first-place finishes in their respective events. The 4x400m relay team of Carole Idolphine, Jonelle Reinert, Nhaieemah Horne and Burchell also took first.

Finishing second place were Burchell (60m dash), Horne (600m run) and Masai (1-mile run), as well as the 4x800m relay team of Abiane Collymore, Reinert, Horne and Masai. Other top-five finishes came from Idolphine (600m run, fourth) and Josie Wright (weight throw, third).

Next up for the Butler women will be the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held in Lubbock, Texas, on March 1.

1. Butler 128
2. Cowley 117.5
3. Coffeyville 87
4. Cloud County 85
5. Johnson County 80
6. Neosho County 52.5
7. Hutchinson 50
8. Colby 43
9. Barton 35
10. Allen 31
11. Highland 30
12. KCK 18
13. Dodge City 6
14. Pratt 1


60m dash Remona Burchell 7.58p / 7.38f     2nd place
  Kiarra Baker 8.11p  
  Cydnie Brown
200m dash Remona Burchell 24.30 1st place
  Cyndie Brown 26.94  
  Kiarra Baker 27.62  
400m dash Andrene Wells 1:05.24  
  Trisha Christmas 1:07.02  
  Jasmine Teague 1:07.29  
600m run Nhaieemah Horne 1:41.75 2nd place
  Carole Idolphine 1:42.46 4th place
  Jonelle Reinert 1:45.11  
800m run Latesha Bigby 2:25.45 2nd place
1000m run Abiane Collymore 3:16.33 6th place
  Jill McPherron 3:42.91  
Mile Fiona Masai 5:33.05 2nd place
3000m run Fiona Masai
11:06.93 1st place
60m hurdles Latesha Bigby 8.83p / 8.73f 1st place
4x800m relay Team A 10:00.30 2nd place
  Abiane Collymore    
  Jonelle Reinert    
  Nhaieemah Horne        
  Fiona Masai    
DMR Team A 15:41.60 6th place
4x400m relay    
Team A 3:57.07 1st place
  Carole Idolphine    
  Jonelle Reinert    
  Nhaieemah Horne    
  Remona Burchell    
Long jump Latesha Bigby 18' 8 1/2" 1st place
  Rachael Meier 16' 7"  
  Anna-Marie Ortiz 16' 1 1/2"  
Triple jump Anna-Marie Ortiz 34' 3 1/2"  
High jump Latesha Bigby 5' 3 1/4" 2nd place
  Rachael Meier 5' 1 1/4" 6th place
Shot put Brea Rice 34' 3/4"  
  Josie Wright 33' 11 1/2"  
Weight throw Josie Wright 50' 5 1/2" 3rd place
  Brea Rice 42' 10 1/4"  
  Samantha Wyatt 34' 10 1/2"  
Pentathlon Latesha Bigby 3,588 points 1st place
  55m hurdles 8.0 1st
  High jump 5' 6" 3rd
  Shot put 26' 11 3/4" 7th
  Long jump 18' 7" 1st
  800m run 2:32.78 1st