Bulldogs Shine At Meyo Invitational

Meyo Invitational Results

NOTRE DAME, IND. -- A pair of strong performances in the Meyo Mile and a two new school records highlighted the perform of Butler's track and field squad at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4.

Butler runners took center stage in the meet's signature event - the Meyo Mile.  Freshman Tom Curr turned in the top individual performance by the Bulldogs with a runner-up finish in the men's Meyo Mile.  He covered the distance in 4:00.73 to finish right behind Notre Dame's Jeremy Rae, who won the event in 3:59.31.  (Click HERE for post-race interview with Tom Curr)  Sophomore Ross Clarke came in sixth in the race in 4:03.45.

Junior Kirsty Legg paced the Bulldogs in the women's Meyo Mile with a fouth place finish in 4:41.70.  Michigan's Shannon Osika won the race in 4:38.42, while the next three runners were separated by just 0:00.40!  Butler freshman Mara Olson came in 12th in the race in 4:52.40.

Freshman Nicole Hudec continued her assault on the Butler record-book, breaking her own mark in the triple jump with a leap of 36-08.50.  The first-year jumper already holds Butler's indoor long jump and triple jump marks.  And freshman Kelly Davidson broke her own school mark in the women's 200 meter dash with a time of 26:09.

Sophomore Callum Hawkins also had a notable performance with an eighth place finish in the Ryan Shay 3K (men's 3,000 invitational).  The second-year Butler runner placed eighth in the event in 8:07.98.

"Across the board, we had an outstanding meet," said Butler head coach Matt Roe.  "I am really pleased with our group's effort and performances.  We are right on track for an excellent cfhampionship phase of the indoor season."

Senior Becky Howarth placed seventh in the women's 3,000 meter run in 9:58.16, while junior Lauren McKillop came in ninth in the women's 5,000 in 16:50.87.  Freshman Harry Ellis came in 11th in the men's mile in 4:12.53, and sophomore James Martin finished 12th in the men's 5,000 in 14:36.76.

Butler will continue its indoor season on the west coach with a trip to the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., on Feb. 10-11.