East Carolina track


East Carolina Heads to Virginia Tech Invitational

The Pirates look to continue strong start to the indoor season Live Results GREENVILLE, NC January 16, 2014 –The East Carolina track and field program heads to Blacksburg, Va., after opening the indoor season last month with a strong start. This weekend, the Pirates will compete at the Virginia Tech Invitational […]


ECU Track: Kayla Padgett Shines in Indoor Season Opener

The Pirates re-wrote the record books on both the men’s and women’s side of competition NEWPORT NEWS, VA December 7, 2013 – Junior thrower Kayla Padgett broke her own school record in the women’s weight throw and took top honors with a personal-best performance in the women’s shot put to cap […]


ECU Track And Field Releases Highly-Decorated 2012 Recruiting Class

The East Carolina track and field program will welcome 11 athletes who have signed national letters-of-intent and one who has completed a grant-in-aid for the 2012-13 season, according to an announcement Thursday by head coach Curt Kraft.


Four ECU Women Named To 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Seniors Rebecca Cooper, Brittany Copeland and Amanda Lapp, as well as junior Brooke Kott, have been named to the 2012 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2012 Division I All-Academic Team as announced Wednesda…


Tynita Butts Nabs High Jump Gold Medal At NACAC U23 Championships

GUANAJUATO, Mexico – While East Carolina junior All-America Tynita Butts has won a number of events on home soil the last several seasons, she can now add an international title to her repertoire as she captured the high jump gold medal at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) […]


Bill Carson Passes Away Monday Morning

GREENVILLE, N.C. July 2, 2012 – Bill Carson, who guided the East Carolina track and field program from ground level to one that developed Olympic competitors, passed away in his sleep early Monday morning at his home in Winterville at the age of 75. Under Carson’s 40-year direction, ECU athletes […]


Tynita Butts Takes Seventh At 2012 Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. July 1, 2012 – Pirate All-America Tynita Butts cleared 1.84 meters in the high jump finals of the 2012 Olympic Trials Saturday night, finishing in a tie for seventh place and just missing making the American Olympic squad. The top three athletes booked their spots in London. After […]


Tynita Butts Qualifies For Olympic Trials High Jump Final

EUGENE, Ore. June 28, 2012 – Pirate junior All-America Tynita Butts took the next step in realizing her Olympic dreams Thursday, finishing in a tie for first to qualify for the high jump finals at the 2012 United States Track and Field Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field. 2012 USA […]


Butts Set To Challenge Field At 2012 Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. June 26, 2012 – East Carolina junior and four-time All-America Tynita Butts will take her talents to Oregon this week for the 2012 Olympic Track and Field Trials at historic Hayward Field. USA Track and Field Olympic Trials Central Butts hopes to nab one of three high jump […]


Butts Selected To Team USA For NACAC U-23 Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. June 15, 2012 – Junior All-America high jump specialist Tynita Butts has earned a spot on Team USA for the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships, scheduled for July 6-8 in Guanajuato, Mexico. The NACAC Athletic Association’s U-23 Championships are held every two years […]