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Josh Butts
  Josh Butts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

Last College:
Rogers State

Height:
5-9

Event:
Distance

Experience:
6L


Personal Bests
Cross Country: Four-mile: 20:10, 8K: 26:02
Indoor: One-mile: 4:15.24, 1,000m: 2:31.44
Outdoor: 800m: 1:58.90, 1,500m: 3:55.71

Tulsa: A six-time letterwinner.

2007-08: (Cross Country) Competed in two meets ... finished 12th in Tulsa's Annual Hurricane Festival with a time of 20:27 in the four-mile course ... participated in the open race at Pre-Nationals, finishing 111th in the 8K race with a time of 26:39 . . . (Indoor) Ran in four events . . . set a new personal-best in the 800m with a time of 1:55.34 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. . . ran the mile in 4:16.08 . . . finished eighth at the C-USA Championships in 800m (1:58.44) . . . placed ninth in the mile clocking a time of 4:21.09 . . . (Outdoor) Participated in six meets . . . finished fourth in the 3,000m steeple chase with an altitude adjusted time of 9:29.26 at the Conference USA Championships . . . placed ninth in the 1,500m with an altitude adjusted time of 3:57.21.

2006-07: (Indoor) Competed in six meets ... finished ninth at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the one-mile with a time of 4:15.24, the third fastest time in 2007 ... also ran the 3,000m at the C-USA Championships in a time of 8:55.44 ... posted a personal-best of 2:31.44 at the JD Martin Invitational in 1,000m ... (Outdoor) Participated in eight meets ... was a member of the 4x1,600m relay team that posted a time of 16:57.93 at the Drake Relays, the fastest time in TU history... clocked a personal-best time of 1:58.90 at the Tulsa Duels in the 800m ... posted his other top-times at the C-USA Championships, finishing the 1,500m with a time of 3:55.71 and clocking a time of 17:15.56 in the 3,000m.

Prior to Tulsa: Transferred to TU from Rogers State . . . was a five-time letterwinner at Bolivar-Richburg High School in New York . . . was the county champion in the 800m, 1,600m and the 3,200m his senior year . . . was the sectional champion in the 800m, 1,600m and the 3,000m steeple chase . . . was a New York State top-5 finisher in the 3,000m steeplechase as a senior . . . was a first-team all-star in cross country for two years . . . was the cross country team captain for four years and in track for three seasons . . . has logged personal-bests of 4:12 in the 1,600m, 1:53 in the 800m, 14:48 in the 5,000m and 2:28 in the 1,000m.

Personal: Majoring in art and graphic design . . . served as a sergeant in the United States Army for five years and is a veteran of the Iraq War . . . the son of Morey Butts and Trudy Oldham . . . born April 21, 1982.