Butler Sweeps Top Spots At Purdue Meet

Complete Men's Results  Complete Women's Results

Senior Andy Baker won the men’s competition and newcomer Katie Clark captured the women’s crown at the season-opening Great American Legends cross country meet hosted by Purdue University on Friday (Sept. 4).  The meet was a non-scoring competition.

Baker paced the field in the men’s 8K race, finishing first in a time of 25:16.50.  He crossed the finish line more than 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Caden Shields (25:28.60) of Purdue and more than 40 seconds ahead of teammate Kris Gauson (25:57.66) in third place.

Senior Tom Boardman came in third for the Bulldogs and fifth overall in 26:19.23, while freshman Kevin Oblinger finished eighth in 26:44.80.  Butler’s other finishers were senior Taylor Eaton (16th, 27:40.22), sophomore Orion Wenrich (21st, 29:37.36), freshman Craig Jordan (22nd, 29:48.48) and freshman Derek Groves (27th, 31:32.73).

Clark, a freshman from Hull, U.K., cruised to the top spot in the women’s race in 18:03.27.  She finished more than 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Kristin Phillips (18:35.08) of Purdue.  Butler freshman Kirsti Legg came in fourth in 18:56.43.

A third Butler newcomer, freshman Shelbi Burnett, came in 10th in 19:48.16, while sophomore Lauren Haberkorn finished 11th in 19:51.74.  Also competing for the Bulldogs were freshman Karleen Ritchie (13th, 20:13.42), freshman Kaitlyn Love (14th, 20:16.52), freshman Callie Klatt (15th, 20:39.50), sophomore Bonnie Kaminsky (16th, 20:55.12), senior Whitney Turner (17th, 21:22.12), junior Mary Andorfer (18th, 21:42.86), senior Ashley Dick (19th, 22:05.92), junior Erica Hunt (20th, 22:52.72) and freshman Kelsey Neal (21st, 24:05.66).