March 23, 2010

Rob Mullett Named Horizon League Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Senior Rob Mullett, who became the first athlete in Butler track history to record a sub-four minute mile, has been named the 2010 Horizon League Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.  He’s the sixth Butler runner to earn the league honor in the past seven years.

Mullett became Butler’s second indoor track and field All-American with a seventh place finish in the mile run at the 2010 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship.  Competing in the fastest mile field ever assembled for an NCAA Indoor Championship, he completed the race at the national meet in 4:04.63.

The Brighton, U.K., native turned in Butler’s first sub-four-minute mile with a 3:59.37 effort at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.  His time broke the school record of All-American Scott Overall.

Mullett captured the 800-meter title with a time of 1:54.76 at the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship.  He also placed second in the mile at the league meet with a time of 4:13.56.

The Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year award is selected by a vote of league track and field coaches.  The honor was first presented in 2003, and Butler athletes have captured six of the previous eight awards.  Gary Blackman (2004), Andrew Sherman (2005), Overall (2006, 2007) and Kris Gauson (2009) were previous recipients of the league’s top indoor track and field honor.