March 5, 2011

Gauson Leads Butler At Alex Wilson Invitational

Men's Mile Results
Women's Mile Results

NOTRE DAME, IND. -- Senior Kris Gauson ran a sub-four minute mile and paced a quartet of Butler athletes at the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame, on Saturday (March 5).  All four Butler runners turned in lifetime best performances.

Gauson placed third in the men’s mile in 3:59.74.  He was one of three athletes to break the four-minute barrier in a race won by Michael Hammond of Virginia Tech in 3:58.41.  Jeff Thode of Iowa came in second in 3:58.72.

Butler freshman Ross Clarke placed sixth in the mile in 4:02.81, while sophomore Craig Jordan finished third in the third section and 13th overall in 4:07.79.

Sophomore Kirsty Legg came in fourth in the women’s mile in a school record 4:40.25.  She was less than two seconds behind individual champ Caitlin Lane of Penn State (4:38.37).  Danielle Tauro of Michigan was second in 4:38.77, while McKenzie Melander of Iowa was third in 4:39.78.  Legg broke her own school mark of 4:41.59, set earlier this season.

Watch the Men's Mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational, plus a Kris Gauson interview.