Bulldogs Finish Runner-up At Illini Challenge
URBANA, ILL. -- Butler head coach Matt Roe didn’t use his
entire men’s squad, but still came away with a second place
finish at the Illini Challenge in Urbana, Ill., on Friday (Sept.
3). Host Illinois claimed the team title in the
Roe held out several of his top runners, but picked up solid performances from a couple of newcomers. Freshman Callum Hawkins wound up placing third in the 6K race in 18:43, while freshman Ross Clarke finished seventh in 18:58.
Sophomore Kevin Oblinger was Butler’s third finisher, placing 10th overall in 19:17, while freshman Jackson Carnes came in 15th in 19:53. Senior Taylor Eaton was the fifth finisher for the Bulldogs, coming in 18th in 19:59.
Illinois captured three of the top four individual spots and finished with a team score of 19 points. Butler had 43 points, followed by Illinois XC Club (67), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (116) and Danville Area Community College (138).
3. Callum Hawkins, 18:43
7. Ross Clarke, 18:58
10. Kevin Oblinger, 19:17
15. Jackson Carnes, 19:53
18. Taylor Eaton, 19:59
29. Orion Wenrich, 20:46
41. Denys Booth, 21:52
49. Billy Klimczak, 24:15