Kris Gauson Named Horizon League Runner of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler distance ace Kris Gauson has been named Horizon League Men’s Runner of the Week, for the period Dec. 6-12.  The Butler senior was one of two male athletes honored as a league Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Gauson led Butler at the Eastern Illinois University Early Bird Meet with a first place finish in the men’s 3,000 meter run.  He captured the event with a time of 8:21.57, finishing three seconds ahead of teammate Ross Clarke.  A total of 13 competitors were entered in the men’s 3,000 meter run.

Also honored by the Horizon League was Darius Reeves of Youngstown State, who placed fourth in the triple jump at the Golden Flash Gala.  Reeves cleared 14.15 meters, the second-best triple jump in Youngstown State track and field history.

Butler’s track and field team will take a break for the holidays and return to action at the Illini Challenge on Jan. 15.