Oct. 6, 2008
Senior Andy Baker and junior Marbeth Shiell paced Butler at the recent Notre Dame Invitational and the two have been recognized by sweeping Horizon League Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors. Baker was named Men's Athlete of the Week, while Shiell captured Women's Athlete of the Week recognition.
Baker finished 11th in the Blue Division race at Notre Dame with a time of 23:57. He missed a "Top 10" finish by just four seconds, while running just his first race this fall. The Butler All-American paced the Bulldogs to a 5th place team finish in a competition that featured six nationally-ranked teams.
Shiell placed 10th of 198 competitors in the Gold Division race. Her 5K time of 17:59 was just five seconds shy of ninth place and 31 seconds behind the individual winner. She helped lead Butler to a 15th place team finish.