September 23, 2009

Rob Mullett Named Horizon League Cross Country Athlete of the Week

Butler senior Rob Mullett, who became the Bulldogs’ second individual champ of the young 2009 campaign, has been named Horizon League Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week for the period of September 14-20.

The Brighton, U.K., native placed first at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet, hosted by Indiana State University on Sept. 18.  Racing on the same course that will host the 2009 NCAA Divison I Cross Country Championship, Mullett posted an 8K time 24:44.6 to pace the field of 170 competitors.  His effort helped the Bulldogs to a fourth place finish in the 21-team field.

Mullett is the second Butler runner to win both a race and league Athlete of the Week honors.  Senior All-American Andy Baker won the Great American Legends Meet on Sept. 4, and he earned the league’s first weekly honor.

Butler’s cross country squads will have a week off before returning to action at the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 2.