April 18, 2010

Kris Gauson Paces Butler At Mt. Sac Relays

WALNUT, CALIF. – Senior Kris Gauson narrowly missed his own school record in the men’s 1,500 meter run to pace a solid showing by a contingent of Butler track and field members at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.  The three-day meet wrapped up on Saturday, April 17.

Gauson placed third in the men’s 1,500 Invitational University/Open race in 3:43.55, just off his school-record mark of 3:42.13, set last year.  Miles Batty, running unattached, won the race in 3:42.42.

The Bulldogs also picked up strong performances from seniors Stephen Lisgo and Rob Mullett in the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase.  Lisgo placed fifth in the Steeplechase Invitational in 3:56.35, while Mullett won the Steeplechase Olympic Development in 8:48.14.

Freshman Kirsty Legg posted a 12th place finish in the Women’s 1500 Meter Run Olympic Development University/Open race in 4:26.21.  In the Women’s 5,000 Meter Run Olympic Development University/Open, freshman Katie Clark came in 21st in 16:46.24, while freshman Lauren McKillop was 26th in 16:58.38.

Senior Joe Macdonald placed 28th in the Men’s 5,000 Meter Run Invitational University/Open in 13:52.07, while senior Justin Roeder came in 22nd in the Men’s 10,000 Meter Run Invitational University/Open in 29:58.37.