Butler Men Place Second At Roy Griak Invitational

Sept. 25, 2004

Final Stats

Seniors Andrew Sherman and Victoria Mitchell turned in strong individual performances and helped lead Butler to a pair of "Top 10" team finishes at the 2004 Roy Griak Invitational held at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Butler men placed runner-up in the 25-team men's competition, while Butler's women finished sixth of 29 teams in the women's race.

Sherman covered the 8K course in 24:39 to place 12th in the individual competition. He was one of three Butler runners to finish among the top 15 individuals. Senior Nick Goodliffe came in 14th in 24:48, while senior Thomas Frazer finished 15th in 24:49.

Rounding our Butler's top five individuals were senior Scott Overall, who came in 22nd in 24:56, and senior Olly Laws, who finished 40th in 25:20. Senior John Frazer finished 55th in 25:32, while senior Brian Dunn came in 69th in 25:49.

Top-ranked Wisconsin won the men's race with 21 points, while the Bulldogs finished with 102 points. Butler finished ahead of four teams that were ranked in the "Top 25" in the nation - No. 14 Providence, No. 16 Minnesota, No. 17 Arizona and No. 22 Ohio State.

Mitchell posted a time of 21:34 on the 6K women's course to place 15th overall. She was followed by junior Ava Hutchinson, who came in 22nd in 21:51, and junior Monica Behney, who was 26th in 21:56.

Freshman Genni Gardner placed 62nd in 22:36, and senior Monika Schneider finished 84th in 22:55 to complete Butler's scoring unit. Butler's other two runners were junior Maria Beitel, who finished 112th in 23:13, and junior Katie Stuckey, who was 128th in 23:25.

Providence won the women's race with 58 points, while Arizona State finished second with 81 points. UC Santa Barbara was third with 145 points, followed by Baylor (169), Arkansas (189) and Butler (199). The Bulldogs finished ahead of #8 Princeton, #21 Penn State and #24 Texas Tech.