Hampton native competing in high jump at Tokyo Olympics

Japan 2020

Tynita Butts-Townsend (Photo courtesy: USA Track & Field)

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.

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 30: Tynita Butts of the United States competes in the Women’s High Jump final during day four of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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