Andrew Sherman Claims First Place In Butler Opener

Sept. 7, 2004

Senior Andrew Sherman warmed up for the 2004 cross county season with a comfortable first place finish at Butler's season-opening dual meet against IPFW at Varsity Field on the Butler campus on Friday, Sept. 3. The Bulldogs claimed the top four individual spots in the two-team meet and claimed a 16-47 decision over visiting IPFW. Sherman covered the four-mile course in 20:25, finishing 14 seconds ahead of senior teammate Bill Peterman and nearly two minutes ahead of IPFW's first runner, Ian Wilson. Butler senior Brian Dunn came in third in 22:04, followed by junior Rick Mick in 22:08. Butler's fifth runner was sophomore Chad Ware, who placed sixth in 22:20. Freshman Jenny Homan paced the Butler women's cross country team, which hosted a triangular meet with Ball State and IPFW at Varsity Field. Homan, running her first race with the Bulldogs, placed eighth in 16:59 on the 4,482 meter layout. She was followed by freshman Sarah Kemple, who finished in 17:18, and freshman Aubrey Smith, who crossed the finish line in 17:27. Senior Monika Schneider finished 12th in 17:47, while junior Katie Stuckey wound up 13th in the same time. Sophomore Maria Beitel was one second back in 14th place. Ball State claimed the top five positions and won the women's competition with 15 points. Butler was second with 52 points, while IPFW finished with 58 points. Butler head coach Joe Franklin used only partial squads in the two races. FINAL RESULTS MEN: 1. Andrew Sherman (BU), 20:25; 2. Bill Peterman (BU), 20:39; 3. Brian Dunn (BU), 22:04; 4. Rick Mick (BU), 22:08; 5. Ian Wilson (IPFW), 22:14; 6. Chad Ware (BU), 22:20; 7. Matt Dunham (BU), 22:25; 8. Kent Wories (BU), 22:30; 9. Cody Brown (IPFW), 22:32; 10. Mike Ridenour (IPFW), 22:34; 11. Chris Brown (IPFW), 22:38; 12. Chris Smith (BU), 22:42; 13. Andrew Nelson (IPFW), 23:01; 14. Bryan Phillips (BU), 23:14; 15. Hunter Paris (IPFW), 23:30; 16. Philip Hawley (BU), 23:52; 17. Dan Bardua (BU), 24:02; 18. Andrew Gritzmaker (IPFW), 24:18; 19. Brandon Reichert (IPFW), 24:33; 20. Nathan Stopps (BU), 25:12; 21. Mitch Briggs (BU), 25:51. WOMEN: 1. Jill Scully (BSU), 15:52; 2. Sarah Huddleston (BSU), 16:32; 3. Rose Lehe (BSU), 16:37; 4. Nicole Hartford (BSU), 16:38; 5. Helen Kirby (BSU), 16:43; 6. Lauren Simpson (IPFW), 16:45; 7. Ashley Ritchey (IPFW), 16:53; 8. Jenny Homan (BU), 16:59; 9. Sarah Kemple (BU), 17:18; 10. Aubrey Smith (BU), 17:27; 11. Kristen Simpson (IPFW), 17:37; 12. Monika Schneider (BU), 17:47; 13. Katie Stuckey (BU), 17:47; 14. Maria Beitel (BU), 17:48; 15. Amanda Ponsot (BSU), 17:50; 16. Valerie Hardesty (IPFW), 17:54; 17. Aubrey Gaffer (BSU), 18:06; 18. Jessica Thomas (IPFW), 18:10; 19. Amber Kasowski (IPFW), 18:36; 20. Kari Splitt (BU), 18:43; 21. Katie Koehler (BSU), 19:32; 22. Megan LaRowe (IPFW), 19:45; 23. Erin Folgate (BSU), 20:32; 24. Madelon Martinez (IPFW), 20:52.