Track & Field



    Kind Butler  
    Kind Butler

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Lawrence Central

    Last College:
    Kentucky State

    Event:
    Sprints


    2011 (JUNIOR): Indoor: Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish at NCAAs in the 200m ... took the Big Ten 60m crown with a time of 6.70 seconds and finished second in the Big Ten 200 in 21.35 ... clocked season bests of 6.67 in the 60 and 20.93 in the 200 ... went unbeaten in his first nine races of the season. Outdoor: Ran on Indiana's All-America 4x100m relay that ran under 40 seconds five times on the season and clocked a school record 39.12 at NCAAs ... took third in the Big Ten 100m in 10.23, third in the Big Ten 200 in 20.76 (wind-aided) and second in the Big Ten 4x100 ... advanced to Penn Relays finals in the 100m, 4x100 and 4x200, making IU the only northern school to advance to the finals in either relay ... earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors on May 11.

    2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Earned All-America honors as the 400m leg of the seventh-place distance medley relay squad ... the Hoosiers advanced to NCAAs with a time of 9:32.73 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, good for third in IU lore ... at NCAAs, the Hoosiers clocked a time of 9:39.35, good for sixth all-time at IU ... took fourth at Big Tens in the 60m dash, clocking a time of 6.78 seconds which sits seventh in the IU record books ... finished one spot out of team points in the 200m at Big Tens ... clocked a career best in the 200m at the Tyson Invite, finishing in 21.88. Outdoor: Earned two Big Ten medals with third-place finishes in both the 100m and 200m at the conference meet ... advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 4x100m relay, where he ran the third leg on the fifth-fastest relay in school history, finishing in 40.16 seconds ... posted team-best times in the 100m and 200m on the season ... finished the 100m in 10.58 at the Alabama Relays ... clocked a 21.22 200m at the Billy Hayes Invite.

    At Kentucky State: Earned MVP honors, as well as Best Jumper and Best Runner honors ... named freshman of the year, player of the year and all-conference ... won the SIAC title in the high jump ... broke school records in the long jump, high jump and 200m.

    PREP: Competed primarily in baseball and football at Lawrence Central ... joined the track and field team with three weeks left in senior season ... broke school long jump record ... cleared 6'8" in the high jump ... named to the Indiana All-Star team.

    PERSONAL: Son of Melanie and Richard Graves ... has two brothers, Kyle Butler and Rashard Graves ... born April 8, 1988 ... general studies major.

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