Janay Mitchell and 4x100 relay earn individual conference championships
2011-12: Indoor- Set a new school record in the 300 meters with a 40.00 run at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/9)... Toppled her own NIU record in the 400 meters with a 56.51 clip at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/24)... Took seven top five finishes, including an event title in the 400 meters at the IWU Invitational (1/28)... Earned second-place in the 400 meters at the Illini Open (1/14). Outdoor- Member of NIU's NCAA West Preliminary Round-qualifying 4x100 relay team... Ran the anchor leg of NIU's 4x100 relay that placed 13th with a 45.33 clip in the NCAA West regional competition... Part of NIU's school record-setting and NCAA West Preliminary Round-qualifying 4x100 relay team... Ran final leg of 4x100 relay that won the conference title at the MAC Championships (5/12) with a 45.11 run... Helped set school records in the 4x200 relays (1:36.68) and sprint medley relay (3:54.71) at the Drake Relays (4/28)... Ran the final leg of the school record-setting 4x400 relay at the Texas Relays (3/30) that ran a time of 3:46.21... Won the 100 meters at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) with a season-best time of 11.92... Earned a second place finish in the 200 meters at Chicago with a 24.70 run... Took two runner-up finishes at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14) with a 12.16 clip in the 100 meters and a 24.79 run in the 200 meters... Registered a personal record in the 200 meters at the MAC Championships (5/11) with a 24.13 mark in the prelims... Wound up in seventh place at the conference meet in the 200 meters... Finished in sxith place at the Kansas Relays (4/21) in the 200 meters, crossing the finish line at 25.21 in the finals... Qualified for the prestigious Texas Relays (3/30) and Drake Relays (4/28) in the 100 meters, recording times of 11.99 and 12.78, respectively.
2010-11: Indoor- Shattered two NIU school records in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash at the Mid-American Conference Championships ... Set a school record and personal best time in the 200 meter dash clocking in at 25.02, to qualify for final-round action, and set a school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.15, a 14th-place finish ... set a then-personal best in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.05 at the Iowa State Classic (2/10) placing third ... registered her third personal record where she placed first in the 60-meter dash at the Redbird Invite(1/22) with a time of 7.75 ... placed first in the 200-meter dash at both the Redbird Invite (25.69) and the IWU Invite (25.51) ... finished fourth at the Wisconsin Classic ( 1/15) in the 400 meter dash clocking in at 59.16 ... ran a time of 7.89 at Ball State (2/18) to finish 7th in the 60 meter dash ... finished the season with nine top-10 finishes. Outdoor-Placed 1st and recorded her personal best in the 200-meter dash clocking in at 24.52 at the Point Loma Nazarene Invitation (3/12) ... placed 2nd in the 400-meter dash recording a new personal best of 57.51 ... contributed to the Huskies 1st place finish and new school-record in the 4x100 meter dash ... finished first at the Viking Olympics (3/26) with a time of 59.84 in the 400-meter dash ... contributed to the first place finishes in both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays at the Viking Olympics (3/26) ... placed first in the 100-meter dash with a new personal-best time of 11.38 at the Tom Botts Invitational (4/09/11) ... contributed to the Huskies first place finish in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 46.54 ... Finished second in the 200-meter dash clocking in at 24.53 ... placed first in all three of her events at the Huskie Open (4/23) ... sprinted across the finish line with a time of 12.02 in the 100-meter dash ... clocked in at 24.28 in the 200-meter dash ... helped the Huskies' to a first place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with the time of 3:58.08 ... Finished the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.55 at the Drake Relays (4/27) ... assisted the Huskies to a tenth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.52 ... helped NIU capture the MAC Championship in the 4x100-meter relay with a winning, and school-record, time of 45.64 seconds (5/14) ... also finished second individually in the 200-meter dash (23.75 seconds) and seventh in the 100 meters (11.79) at the MAC Championships ... competed in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA West Preliminary, helping the Huskies to a 23rd place finish (46.64 seconds) (5/28).
2009-10: Indoor- Concluded the season with a personal-best time of 58.63 in the 400-meter dash at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/26) ... member of the 4x400m relay team that raced to a season-best 3:56.69 at the championships ... ran a season-best 60-meter dash time at the Eastern Michigan Open (1/19) with a third-place time of 7.86 ... finished first in the 200-meter dash at the Carthage Invitational (1/30), recording a personal-best time of 25.82 ... finished second in the event at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) with a time of 26.13 ... member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the Panther Open (1/16) with a time of 4:02.65. Outdoor- Dashed to a personal-best and NIU record time of 11.83 in the 100-meter dash at the Huskie Open (4/29) to finish first... earned a first place finish at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) with a time of 12.13 in the 100-meter dash...recorded ninth place finish and personal-best time of 24.51 in the 200-meter dash at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/14)... notched a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash at UNLV (3/6) with a run of 12.28...ran a time of 25.28 in the 200-meter dash at UNLV (3/6) to finish seventh...helped the 4x100-meter relay team to a fourth place finish at UNLV (3/6) with a collective time of 48.99...Third place finish at UNLV (3/6) in the 4x400-meter relay team with a time of 3:55.95...member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 10th with a time of 3:58.20 at the Texas Relays (4/2.
2008-09: Indoor- Set personal records in both the 200m dash (25.90) and the 400m (59.21) at the MAC Championships (2/27) ... 200m time was an NIU season-best... won two golds at the Panther Open (1/17) ... took first in the 60m dash with an 8.04 ... ran a 26.13 200m dash at the event to finish first... took first place with a 1:00.67 400m run at the Carthage Opener (1/10). Outdoor- Set a personal record in the100m dash with a first-place time of 12.11 at the NIU Invitational (5/9) ... also recorded a first-place finish of 25.69 in the 200m run ... achieved first-place finishes in the 100m dash (12.66) and the 200m dash (25.51) at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) ... earned a personal-best time of 24.83 in the 200m at the MAC Championships ... member of the 4x100 relay team that broke a NIU school record with a time of 47.78 at the MAC Championships.
2007-08: Did not compete.
High School: In just one year at Percy L. Julian High School, Butler set the school record in the 200m and 400m... first female in school history to qualify for the state championship meet ... captured the sectional title in the 200m and 400m, while finishing second in the 100m.
Personal: Daughter of Geraldine Walker and Frederick Butler ... born September 17, 1988 ... majoring in political science.