Bulldogs Open Season At Illini Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler will open the 2011 cross country season at the Illini Challenge in Urbana, Illinois, on Friday, Sept. 2.  The Bulldogs will compete in both the men’s and women’s races at the University of Illinois Arboretum.

Head coach Matt Roe, beginning his fifth season with the Bulldogs, will enter nine runners in the 6:30 p.m. (CT) women’s race, which includes Illinois, Purdue, Danville Community College, Hannibal LaGrange and the Illinois XC Club.  Butler will have six runners in the men’s race, slated to start at 7 p.m.  Also competing in the men’s race will be Illinois, Purdue, Danville Community College, Hannibal LaGrange, the Illinois XC Club, Second Win and several unattached runners.

Butler’s men captured a 13th consecutive Horizon League championship last fall, while the Butler women won the league crown for the eighth time in nine years.