Butler Men 12th, Women 17th At Notre Dame

Butler Men 12th, Women 17th At Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, IND. -- Senior Madison Roeder paced Butler’s men to a 12th place finish, while sophomore Katie Clark led Butler’s women to a 17th place finish at the 55th running of the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Oct. 1.

Madison Roeder covered the five-mile men’s course in 24:32 and placed 31st in the individual competition.  He was just three seconds behind a “Top 25” individual finish in the 160-runner field.

Freshman Ross Clarke came in second for the Bulldogs and 39th overall with a time of 24:41.  Senior Tom Boardman was 62nd in 25:02, senior Justin Roeder was 72nd in 25:13 and freshman Callum Hawkins was 91st in 25:28.  Rounding out Butler’s top seven runners were junior Matt Proctor (129th, 26:13) and senior Kris Gauson (160th, 29:34).

The 21-team men’s Blue Race was won by No. 3 Oregon, while No. 16 New Mexico finished runner-up.  The Bulldog edged No. 14 Villanova in the final team standings.

Clark placed 46th in the women’s 5K race with a time of 17:29.  Sophomore Kirsty Legg crossed the finish line in 53rd place with a time of 17:33, while junior Rebecca Howarth came in 73rd in 17:45.  Senior Marbeth Shiell wound up 93rd in 18:02, and junior Lauren Haberkorn finished 132nd in 18:27.

Sophomores Lauren McKillop (145th, 18:38) and Kaitlyn Love (155th, 18:44) rounded out Butler’s top seven, while junior Rosie Edwards (170th, 19:04) was Butler’s final finisher.  A total of 194 runners competed in the race.

Top-ranked Villanova won the 24-team women’s Blue Race, while No. 5 Oregon finished second.  Butler placed just ahead of host Notre Dame and No. 19 UTEP.