Butler Turns In Strong Performance At Gladstein Invite
Butler’s track and field squad, in action for the second
consecutive week, recorded a school record, a pair of individual
wins and several lifetime best performances at the Gladstein
Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23. The two-day
invitational meet was hosted by Indiana University at the Gladstein
Field House in Bloomington.
Freshman Katie Clark turned in one of Butler’s top performances with a school-record effort in the women’s mile invitational. Clark placed fifth in the race in 4:53.30, breaking the previous school mark of 4:54.01 set by Genni Gardner in 2007.
Freshman Lauren McKillop remained unbeaten this season, winning the women’s 5,000 meter race in 17:13.13. Senior Sara Bird and sophomore Lauren Haberkorn posted lifetime best efforts in the same race. Bird placed seventh in 17:46.07, while Haberkorn came in 11th in 18:20.75.
Butler’s other individual victory was turned in by freshman Craig Jordan, who won the men’s 800 in 1:56.22.
The Bulldogs had a pair of runner-up finishes in the men’s competition. Senior Rob Mullett finished second behind Butler assistant coach Darren Gauson in the men’s mile invitational. Gauson won the race in 4:04.49 and Mullett crossed the line less than a second later in 4:05.32. Senior Joe Macdonald finished a strong fifth in 4:07.62.
And junior Madison Roeder placed runner-up in the men’s 3,000 in a lifetime best 8:24.62.
Butler also had a solid showing in the men’s 3,000, won by former Butler runner Scott Overall in 7:51.36. Senior Andy Baker placed seventh in the race in 8:20.81, while senior Stephen Lisgo came in eighth in 8:35.56.
Other top performances by the Bulldogs were turned in by freshman Shelbi Burnett, who finished third I the women’s 800 in 2:16.93, and junior Matt Lawder, who placed fourth in the men’s 5,000 in 15:10.30. Junior Rosie Edwards finished seventh in the women’s 3,000 invitational in 10:28.82 and freshman Romeo Harper came in fifth in the men’s 200 in 22.92. Harper also placed ninth in the men’s 60 in 7.16.