February 22, 2010

Bulldogs Have Strong Middle Distance Showing At EIU

CHARLESTON, ILL. -- Butler’s final outing prior to the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship, Feb. 27-28, produced several solid performances, particularly in the middle distance events.  Team scores weren’t kept at the Eastern Illinois Friday Night Special, but the meet proved to be a solid tune-up for Butler’s individual runners.

Seniors Marbeth Shiell and Stephen Lisgo had Butler’s highest individual finishes at the meet.  Shiell placed runner-up in the women’s 800 meter run in 2:18.88.  She missed the top spot by 0.51 seconds!  Lisgo finished second in the men’s 800 meter run in 1:56.56, just 0.16 behind first place Drake Sterling, running unattached.

Sophomore Lauren Haberkorn placed third in the women’s 3,000 in a personal best time of 10:25.68.  It was the fourth time in as many races this season that she’s recorded a lifetime best!

Butler also picked up third place finishes from senior Sara Bird in the women’s mile (5:08.88) and senior Tom Boardman in the men’s mile (4:18.80).  Junior Rosie Edwards came in fourth in the women’s mile (5:10.47), while senior Justin Roeder was seventh in the men’s mile (4:21.68).

Freshman Kaitlyn Love placed third in the women’s 600 meter run in 1:37.83, just over a second off the Butler record (1:36.48, Rholonda Ash, 2004).  Love is ranked second in the Horizon League in the 800, behind teammate Kirsty Legg.