Bulldogs Grab Two Top Ten Team Finishes At Notre Dame

Oct. 1, 2004

Complete Results

Seniors Thomas Frazer and Victoria Mitchell led the Butler men's and women's cross country teams to a pair of "Top 10" team finishes at the 49th Annual Notre Dame Invitational held at Burke Memorial Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 1. Butler's men placed third in a 24-team field, while Butler's women came in eighth of 24.

Frazer was Butler's lone individual in the "Top 10", finishing eighth in 23:51. Josh Rohatinsky of Brigham Young won the men's 8K race in 23:40, while Notre Dame's Kurt Benninger came in second in 23:43.

Butler had two other runners place among the top 20 individuals. Senior Nick Goodliffe came in 16th in 24:01, while senior Andrew Sherman crossed the finish line two seconds later in 19th place. Junior Scott Overall finished 33rd in 24:24, while senior John Frazer rounded out Butler's five-man scoring unit in 38th place in 24:30. Senior Brian Dunn came in 90th in 25:09, junior Bill Peterman was 116th in 25:24 and sophomore Adam Hill finished 118th in 25:28.

Mitchell narrowly missed a "Top 10" finish. She covered the 5K women?s race in 17:04 and crossed the finish line in 11th place. Sara Bei of Stanford won the women's title in 16:22, while Molly Huddle of Notre Dame was second in 16:31.

Junior Monica Behney of Butler finished 44th in the race in 17:43, just three seconds ahead of teammate Ava Hutchinson in 47th place. Senior Monika Schneider was 89th in 18:12, while junior Maria Beitel completed Butler's scoring squad with a 94th place finish in 18:18. Freshman Genni Gardner came in 100th in 18:22, followed by first-year runner Jenny Homan in 120th place (18:35).

Stanford swept both the men's and women's titles. Notre Dame was runner-up in the men's race, while Michigan finished second in the women's race.