HAMPTON, Va. (WAV)Y — Tynita Butts-Townsend is heading to Tokyo as a member of USA Track and Field.
The native of Hampton is competing in the women’s high jump.
Butts-Townsend graduated from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia and East Carolina University. At ECU, she was a seven-time All-American.
Track and Field competitions will begin in Japan on July 30. Women’s high jump competitions are slated for Aug. 5 and 7 at the Olympic Stadium.