Bulldogs Host Stan Lyons Invitational On Campus

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- For the first time since 1998, Butler will host a track and field competition on campus.  The Bulldogs will meet IPFW and IUPUI in the Stan Lyons Invitational at the newly-renovated Butler Outdoor Track at the Davey Athletic Complex on Saturday, April 28.

The Stan Lyons Invitational, named after the long-time, Butler Hall of Fame track and cross country coach, will be first on-campus track meet at Butler since the 1998 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.  Butler’s track and field complex received a $700,000 face-lift last fall, bringing it up competition level.  Included in the renovation was a full pour Rekortan track, the same surface that was used at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

This weekend’s three-team meet, which also will include a number of unattached individuals, is slated to start with field events at 2:30 p.m.  Running events will start at 4 p.m.

The Stan Lyons Invitational will be one of two competitions for the Bulldogs over the weekend.  Butler also will have several athletes competing at the Peyton Jordan Invitational at Stanford on Sunday, April 29.  The two meets will be the final tune-up for the Bulldogs prior to the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championship, May 4-5, in Romeoville, Ill.

Stan Lyons Event Schedule

Field Events (Women, then Men)
2:30 p.m. - Javelin with High Jump to follow
4:00 p.m. - Long Jump with Triple Jump to follow
5:00 p.m. - Shot Put

Running Events (Women, then Men)
4:00 p.m. - 4 X 100 Relay
4:15 p.m. - 1500
4:35 p.m. - 400 Hurdles
4:45 p.m. - 100
4:55 p.m. - 400
5:10 p.m. - 5,000
6:00 p.m. - 3,000 Steeplechase
6:30 p.m. - 200
6:45 p.m. - 800
7:05 p.m. - 4 X 400 Relay