Oct. 3, 2007
Senior Kent Wories and junior Andy Baker picked up individual Horizon League honors for their performance at the Notre Dame Invitational. Wories was named Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, while Baker was tabbed as the league's Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Wories ran the second-fastest time of his career and finished as Butler's third scoring runner at the 52nd running of the Notre Dame Invitational. His time of 25:53 was good for 114th place in the Men's Blue Race, which featured six nationally-ranked teams.
An honor student, Wories carries a 3.965 grade point average as a finance major. He has been named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team, as well as the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll. Last year, he was recognized as a Josten's Scholar-Athlete.
Baker was the top Butler runnner at the Notre Dame Invitational. Competing in his first meet this fall, he placed 97th out of 178 runners with a time of 25:31.
The two Butler runners helped the Bulldogs to a 20th place team finish in the nationally-prominent meet.