January 21, 2011

Kirsty Legg Sets Butler 3000 Record

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Sophomore Kirsty Legg turned in a record-breaking performance and senior Justin Roeder picked up an individual win to highlight Butler’s performance on the first day of the Gladstein Invitational, hosted by Indiana University on Friday (Jan. 21).  The two-day meet will wrap up on Saturday (Jan. 22).

Legg turned in her school-record run in the Women’s 3000 Meter Run Invitational.  She placed third in the event in 9:30.07, breaking the previous Butler indoor mark of 9:30.67 set by All-American Victoria Mitchell in 2005.  Sophomore Katie Clark was close by Legg with a lifetime-best time of 9:31.24, good for fifth place.

Roeder won the men’s 3000 meter run with a personal best of 8:15.54.  He paced a 30-runner field that included teammates Kevin Oblinger (18th, 8:49.37) and Taylor Eaton (27th, 9:31.46).

Freshman Ross Clarke placed sixth in the Men’s 3000 Meter Run Invitational with a personal-best time of 8:08.99, and senior Rosie Edwards came in sixth in the women’s 3,000 meter run in 10:08.94.

Freshman Alex Berry came in ninth in the men’s 400 meter run in 51.81.

The Bulldogs will compete at both the Gladstein Invitational and the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 22).