Bulldogs Turn In Strong Performances Indiana Relays

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- One record effort, one near-record performance and a strong one-two punch in the women's 3,000 meter run highlighted a strong two-day performance by the Butler track and field squad at the Indiana Relays.  The non-scoring meet at Indiana's Gladstein Field House wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Freshman Nicole Hudec continued her record-breaking season, breaking her own school mark in the long jump.  The first year jumper leaped 17-07 to top her previous school record of 17-05.25.  Hudec also had a jump of 36-03.50 in the triple jump, narrowly missing her own school mark of 36-06.

Freshman Tom Curr just missed a school record, while placing fourth in the men's 800 invitational.  Curr finished the race in 1:51.10, just shy of the school record 1:51.07 clocking set by Kris Gauson in 2009.

Juniors Katie Clark (above right) and Kirsty Legg gave Butler a strong showing in the women's 3,000 meter invitational.  Clark finished second in the race in 9:22.17, while Legg was just a shade back in third, posting a time of 9:23.12.  Junior Lauren McKillop placed eighth in the same event in 10:00.61.

The Butler women's team also had strong performances from freshman Mara Olson, who finished eighth in the women's 800 meter invitational in 2:13.87, and senior Becky Howarth, who came in eighth in the women's 5,000 meter invitational in 17:24.54.

Butler's men picked up strong showings in a pair of distance events.  Sophomore James Martin finished tenth in the men's 3,000 meter invitational in 8:32.62, while sophomores Ross Clarke and Craig Jordan placed tenth and 11th, respectively in the men's mile invitational.  Clarke posted a time of 4:07.09, while Jordan finished in 4:08.61.  Former Butler runner Kris Gauson finished second in the race with a time of 3:59.95.

Sophomore Nigel Spears posted an eighth place finish in the men's long jump with a leap of 21-10.

For complete results of the Indiana Relays, CLICK HERE.