February 17, 2010

Rob Mullett Named League Track Athlete of the Week

Senior Rob Mullett, who became the first athlete in Butler track history to record a sub-four minute mile, has been named Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week for the period of February 8-14.

The Brighton, U.K., native placed ninth in an elite field in the mile run at the Husky Classic, hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle, on Feb. 13.  He crossed the finish line in 3:59.37 to capture the historical Butler first!

Mullett’s time broke the previous Butler indoor mile record of 4:00.53, set by All-American Scott Overall in 2006.  The sub-four minute mile also topped the qualifying standard for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship.

Butler’s track and field squad will compete at the Eastern Illinois Friday Night Special in Charleston, Ill., on Feb. 19, as a final tune-up to the Horizon League Championship, Feb. 27-28.