Callum Hawkins Earns All-America Honors

TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Butler’s Callum Hawkins put the finishing touches on a brilliant sophomore campaign with an All-American performance at the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute on Monday, Nov. 21.  The talented second-year athlete was one of two Butler runners competing in the national meet.

Hawkins finished 26th overall at the national meet held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.  He covered the 10K course in 29:56.4 and was one of 32 runners to break 30 minutes in the competition.  Lawi Lalang of Arizona won the race with a time of 28:44.1.  The top 40 finishers were recognized as All-Americans.

Hawkins became Butler’s first All-American since 2008, when Andy Baker won the recognition for a second consecutive year.  The honor capped a season the saw him win individual titles at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship and the Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championship.  He was named Great Lakes Region Men’s Athlete of the Year.

Teammate Ross Clarke wound up placing 136th in the 252-runner field with a time of 31:05.6.  Hawkins and Clarke each earned an at-large bid to the national meet.

Wisconsin won the team championship at the national meet, besting two-time defending national champ Oklahoma State.