April 25, 2010

Rob Mullett, Kirsty Legg Win At Stan Lyons Invitational

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Senior Rob Mullett and freshman Kirsty Legg put on dominant 1500 meter performances to lead Butler’s track and field squad at the Stan Lyons Invitational, held at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Saturday (April 24).  The non-scoring meet attracted athletes from more than 15 schools and several club teams.

Mullett put on one of the evening’s best performances in winning the men’s 1500 meter run by nearly nine seconds!  He crossed the finish line in 3:42.21, well ahead of runner-up Chris Fallon of Ohio State (3:51.06).  Mullett’s time narrowly missed the school record of 3:42.13 set by teammate Kris Gauson a year ago.  Senior Stephen Lisgo finished eighth in the men’s 1500 in 3:54.46.

Legg finished nearly five seconds ahead of Katie Williams of Ohio State to win the women’s 1500.  The first-year Butler runner posted a winning time of 4:27.89, while Williams finished in 4:32.06.  Butler’s Marbeth Shiell came in sixth in the women’s 1500 (4:39.97), while teammate Sara Bird was seventh (4:43.38).

Gauson also turned in a strong finish for the Bulldogs, placing second in the men’s 800 in 1:50.47.  He was the top collegian in the race, coming in just over a second behind James O’Brien of the Indiana Invaders.

Freshman Kaitlyn Love turned in a lifetime best performance and finished as the top collegian in the women’s 800.  She placed third overall in 2:13.88.  Teammate Katie Clark came in seventh in the race in 2:16.88.

Other top finishes by Butler runners were turned in by junior Brent Sever, who was third in the men’s 110 meter hurdles (15.66), freshman Kevin Oblinger, who placed third in the men’s steeplechase (9:44.11) and freshman Nicole Humphrey, who came in fourth in the women’s steeplechase (11:35.14).  Freshman Catherine Watkins came in sixth in the women’s shot put (33-10).