April 11, 2010

Distance Crew Fuels Butler At Miami Invite

Men's Results
Women's Results

OXFORD, OHIO -- Strong performances in the middle distance and distance events, including a near sweep in the men’s 1500 meter run, highlighted Butler’s effort at the Miami Invitational on Saturday (April 10).  Butler’s men place sixth in the 14-team competition, while Butler’s women came in seventh.

The Bulldogs’ most dominant performance came in the men’s 1500.  Senior Joe Macdonald won the event in 3:44.76, while teammate Kris Gauson finished runner-up in 3:45.67.  Senior Rob Mullett came in third in 3:46.29 and senior Stephen Lisgo was sixth in 3:54.37.  Butler assistant coach Darren Gauson (3:48.13) and former Butler runner Andrew Sherman (3:51.05), both running unattached, claimed fourth and fifth in the race, respectively.

Butler also picked up a third place finish in the men’s 5,000 meter run from senior Justin Roeder (14:46.71), while junior Brent Seven placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (15.46).  Freshman Romeo Harper placed sixth in the 100 meter dash (11.14) and 11th in the 200 meter dash (22.95).

Freshman Kirsty Legg paced Butler’s women with a runner-up finish in the 800 meter run in 2:12.97.  Freshman Kaitlyn Love came in fourth in the race in 2:16.92, while freshman Shelbi Burnett was sixth in 2:17.97.

Burnett also placed fourth in the 1500 meter run in 4:34.37, trailing teammate Katie Clark (4:32.60) in third place.  Freshman Lauren McKillop was seventh in the 1500 in 4:38.75.

The Bulldogs also had three of the top nine finishers in the 5,000 meter run, led by junior Rosie Edwards in sixth place (17:41.89).  Senior Marbeth Shiell came in eighth (17:53.86), while senior Sara Bird was ninth (18:03.51).

Freshman Nicole Humphrey posted a fifth place finish in the women’s 3,000 meter steeeplechase in 11:35.30.