Jan. 29, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
East Carolina senior TYNITA BUTTS recorded the second-best mark in the nation as she set an ECU, facility, and Penn State record in the women's high jump with a personal-best mark of 1.90m (6-02.75") at the Penn State Nationals last weekend. Her winning performance earns her Conference USA Co-Female Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors. She also claimed top honors in the long jump with the Track & Field Results Reporting System's (TFRRS) 20th best mark of 6.08m (19-11.50").
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Butts shares this accolade with Memphis sophomore XENIA RAHN. She scored the third-most points in the nation in the pentathlon with 4,191. She also cleared a height of 1.81m (5-11.25") in the high jump, a mark that is tied for 13th best on the TFRRS.
Memphis had strong performances in both the pentathlon and heptathlon at the Rod McCravy Invitational last weekend. Tiger freshman LUIS HANSSLER took first place in the heptathlon with a personal- and program-best score of 5,291 points. Hanssler's performance currently ranks 15th on the TFRRS leader boards and earns him C-USA Male Athlete of the Week accolades.
The honors mark the first for the trio.
C-USA TRACK AND FIELD WEEKLY AWARDS
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
LUIS HANSSLER, MEMPHIS
Freshman / Heptathlon / Ratingen, Germany
Hanssler took first place in the heptathlon at the Rod McCravy Invitational tallying a personal- and program-best score of 5,291 points. Hanssler's performance currently ranks No. 15 on the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) leader board. The Ratingen, Germany, native, bettered Memphis' previous school record of 5,190 points. He won four events, finished second in two and placed fifth in the pole vault (4.05m). Hanssler's winning performances came in the 60m (7.17), 60m hurdles (8.49), 1000m (2:43.50) and the long jump (6.98m). He also took second place honors after recording personal-best marks in the high (1.90m) and shot put (12.17m). This is Hanssler's first Athlete of the Week honor and Memphis' second in three weeks.
Co-FEMALES ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
TYNITA BUTTS, EAST CAROLINA
Senior / Jumps / Alexandria, Va.
Butts recorded the second-best mark in the nation as she set an ECU record, as well as a new meet, facility, and Penn State record in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.90m (6-02.75") at the Penn State Nationals over the weekend. Butts bested her previous best and East Carolina school record for a first-place finish in the women's high jump before claiming top honors in the women's long jump as well with a mark of 6.08m (19-11.50").This is Butts' first career Indoor Athlete of the week honor.
XENIA RAHN, MEMPHIS
Sophomore / Pentathlon / Hamburg, Germany
Rahn recorded 4,191 points in the women's pentathlon, the third-most points in the nation, at the Rod McCravy Invitational last weekend. During the event, she cleared a height of 1.81m (5-11.25") in the high jump, a mark that is tied for 13th on the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). She also set new personal-bests in the shot put (12.82m/42-0.75") and long jump (5.89m/19-4"). Rahn set a Memphis school record in the pentathlon and high jump. This is Rahn's first career Indoor Athlete of the week honor.
2013 TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
January 15 Manuel Ziegler, Memphis
January 22 Anthony Rotich, UTEP
January 29 Luis Hanssler, Memphis
January 15 Octavious Freeman, UCF
January 22 Octavious Freeman, UCF
January 29 Tynita Butts, East Carolina & Xenia Rahn, Memphis
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