September 8, 2009

Andy Baker Earns Horizon League Honor

Butler All-American Andy Baker, who picked up a convincing win in the first race of the season, has been named Horizon League Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week for the period August 31-September 6.

Baker placed first at the Great American Legends meet, hosted by Purdue University on Sept. 4.  He covered the 8K course in 25:16.50, finishing 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Caden Shields of Purdue.  No team scores were kept in the season-opening competition.

Baker is a two-time cross country All-American and a two-time Horizon League Cross Country Athlete of the Year.  He’s placed first at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship for two straight years.

Butler’s cross country squads will have a week off before returning to action at the Indiana Intercollegiate Meet in Terre Haute on Sept. 18.