January 15, 2011

Bulldogs Begin 2011 At Illini Open

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. -- Butler’s track and field squad, returning from Christmas break, resumed the indoor season at the Illini Open, hosted by the University of Illinois on Saturday, Jan. 15.  The Bulldogs entered a partial squad in the non-scoring meet.

Freshman Nigel Spears, who placed third in the men’s long jump, had Butler’s highest individual finish in the meet.  He posted a jump of 21-04.75 to claim the top three finish.

Butler also picked up a fourth-place finish from freshman Tom Brueggeman in the men’s 200.  The Butler sprinter finished in 22.76.  Senior Brent Sever came in eighth in the same race in 24.41.  Brueggeman came in ninth in the men’s 60 in 7.17.

Freshman Andrew Wallace came in sixth in the men’s 800 in 2:03.75 and freshman Matthew Schumacker placed seventh in the men’s 400 in 53.89.

In the women’s competition, sophomore Catherine Watkins placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 31-02.

BUTLER RESULTS AT THE ILLINI OPEN

Men
60:  9. Tom Brueggeman (7.17); 12. Nigel Spears (7.39)
200:  4. Tom Brueggeman (22.76); 8. Brent Sever (24.41)
400:  7. Matthew Schumacker (53.89)
800:  6. Andrew Wallace (2:03.98)
Long Jump:  3. Nigel Spears (21-04.75)

Women
200:  21. Maddie Cassidy (28.53)
Shot Put:  6. Catherine Watkins (31-02.00)