Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Alycia Butterworth
Butterworth wins national title
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 07/08/2011
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba - University of Idaho freshman standout track and field athlete Alycia Butterworth put another notch on her belt with a Canadian junior national title on Friday.

Butterworth, along with teammate Hannah Kiser, made history in 2011 as the first women's freshman NCAA qualifiers at Idaho. On Friday at the Canada Junior National Championships, she cruised to a 16-second margin of victory in the 2000m steeplechase with a time of 6:46.02. It's the first national title of her career.

In the 3000m steeplechase at Idaho this year, Butterworth earned an NCAA Quarterfinal bid at the West Preliminary Round competition. She was the Western Athletic Conference runner-up and first-team all-WAC honoree in the event. Her season-best time of 10:37.27 at the Oregon Twilight to move into sixth all-time at Idaho in the steeplechase.