Cotto And Butler Named Co-Athletes Of The Week
Feb. 28, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - Tyler Cotto of the UMass men's track and field team and Max Butler of the men's swimming and diving team were both named UMass Co-Athletes of the Week, as announced by the Athletic Department on Monday. Cotto was re-crowned a New England Champion in the 60 meter hurdles for a second consecutive year. Butler was crowned A-10 Champion in both the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes this past weekend. Both athletes will be honored at the UMass Sports Luncheon on Wednesday.
Cotto posted a team season best time of 7.87, which is close to qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships. His entry in the championship is based off the performances of other competitors around the nation. The senior out of Holliston, Mass. receives this honor one week after being named A-10 Champion in the 55 meter hurdles. He has qualified for this weekends IC4A Championships in both the 55 and 60 meter hurdles. He currently owns the second fastest 55 meter time in school history with a 7.41. This is Cotto's third UMass Co-Athlete of the Week honor.
Butler helped the UMass men's swimming and diving team to their record-tying fifth straight Atlantic 10 title, thirteenth overall. The Duxbury, Mass. native did his part by winning four gold medals (two individual and two relay). He was crowned A-10 Champion and set personal best times in both the 100-yard backstroke posting a 49.75 and the 200-yard backstroke with a 1:47.14. Butler was also apart of the A-10 Champion 200 medley relay team, who posted a time of 1:30.18 (new school record) and the A-10 Champ 400 medley relay team who notched a time of 3:19.71. This is Butler's first UMass honor of the year.