ECU athlete pursues Olympic dreams


Tynita Butts (Photo by Jay Clark)


ECU student athlete Tynita Butts is aiming for a spot in the U.S. Olympics Track and Field team.  The junior All-American finished in a tie June 28 to qualify for the high jump finals, one of only six competitors to avoid a miss in the preliminary. The finals are scheduled for 8 p.m. June 30 at 8 p.m. The NBC Sports Network will provide live coverage beginning at 9 p.m.

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Read an Alexandria Times story about the athlete’s Olympic goals.