April 28, 2010

Butler Runners Earn League Athlete of the Week Honors

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler middle distance runners Rob Mullett and Kirsty Legg have been named Horizon League Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the period of April 19-25.  The two Butler runners posted individual wins at the Stan Lyons Invitational on Saturday, April 24.

Mullett, a senior from Brighton, U.K., won the men’s 1500 meter run by nearly nine seconds!  He crossed the finish line in 3:42.21, well ahead of runner-up Chris Fallon’s (Ohio State) 3:51.06 finish.  Mullett, now ranked 10th in the NCAA Division I and first in the Horizon League in the 1500, narrowly missed Butler’s school record of 3:42.13 set by Kris Gauson last year.

Legg, a freshman from Middlesborough, England, also posted an impressive win the 1500, finishing nearly five seconds ahead of the next competitor.  Her winning time was 4:27.89, while Katie Williams of Ohio State finished runner-up in 4:32.06.

Butler’s track and field squad will compete at the Horizon League Championship, which begins on Friday (April 30) at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.