Callum Hawkins Leads Butler At Notre Dame

Men's Blue Race Results
Women's Blue Race Results

NOTRE DAME, IND. -- Butler sophomore Callum Hawkins continued his push for national acclaim with another strong run on Friday, Sept. 30, at the 56th Annual Notre Dame Invitational.  The Bulldogs placed 16th in the men's competition and 22nd in the women's race at the nationally-prominent meet.

Hawkins, who placed seventh a week earlier at the Roy Griak Invitational, again raced with the top performers in the meet and wound up placing fifth in the final individual standings.  He battled the cold temperatures and strong winds and covered the five-mile layout on the Notre Dame Cross Country Course in 24:04, just five seconds behind individual champ Miles Batty of BYU.

Sophomore Ross Clarke came in second for the Bulldogs and 44th overall in 24:53, while freshman Tom Curr came in 54th in 24:57.  Redshirt freshman Harry Ellis placed 128th in 25:50, and junior Kevin Oblinger took 139th in 26:05 to round out the Bulldogs' top five.  Freshman James Martin placed 140th in 26:06 and sophomore Craig Jordan wound up 162nd in 26:37.

BYU, ranked 14th nationally, claimed the men's team title, finishing well ahead of No. 10 Florida State in the runner-up spot.  No. 12 Princeton, No. 3 Stanford and Washington State completed the men's top five teams.  A total of 26 teams competed in the men's Blue Race.

Sophomore Shelbi Burnett paced Butler in the women's Blue Race.  She finished the 5K race in 17:48 and placed 47th overall.  Junior Lauren McKillop came in 85th in 18:06, while junior Becky Howarth placed 107th in 18:18.

Senior Lauren Haberkorn finished in 146th place in 18:42 and junior Alyson Fosnot placed 163rd in 18:55 to complete Butler's scoring team.  Junior Kaitlyn Love placed 168th in 19:01 and freshman Mara Olson came in 181st in 19:21 to round out Butler's top seven.

No. 7 Florida State won the women's Blue Race, while Arkansas-Fayetteville finished runner-up in the 28-team field.