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.
REGION VI WOMENS STANDINGS
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 8.21p
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
Page 2 of 2 - 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