BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Senior Kris Gauson and sophomore Kirsty
Legg continued their strong indoor track season with top
performances to lead Butler at the Indiana Relays, hosted by
Indiana University. The two-day meet wrapped up at Harry
Gladstein Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Gauson narrowly missed a sub-four minute mile in a race that produced the world’s fastest mile this season. The Butler distance ace placed third in the Men’s Mile Invitational with a time of 4:00.31. The race was won by Indiana’s Andy Bayer, who crossed the finish line in a world-best 3:57.75. Ross Millington of New Mexico came in second in 3:59.86. Butler freshman Ross Clarke was seventh in the competition in 4:04.07.
Legg placed runner-up in both the Women’s 800 Invitational
and the Women’s Mile Invitational. She crossed the
finish line in the 800 race in 2:11.31, coming in just over a
second behind Rebecca Addison of Michigan. In the mile, Legg
finished in 4:41.59, breaking her own school record of 4:44.49 set
last year. Butler sophomore Katie Clark came in fifth in the
mile in 4:46.00.
Freshman Brad Magnetta picked up an individual victory for the Bulldogs with a win in the men’s 600 in 1:22.86. Freshman Andrew Wallace, who won his section of the race, placed fifth overall in the 600 in 1:24.60.
Freshman Alex Berry finished fourth in the men’s 400 in
50.49, while sophomore Kevin Oblinger placed fourth in the
men’s 5,000 in 15:18.91. Freshman Nigel Spears posted a
sixth place finish in the men’s long jump with a leap of
21-03.50. Sophomore Lauren McKillop finished seventh in the
women’s 3,000 with a time of 10:09.62, and freshman Harry
Ellis placed seventh in the men’s 800 Invitational in
The Bulldogs will return to action on Feb. 4-5 at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend.