It was a meet to remember for sophomore Kirsty Legg when the Butler men’s and women’s track teams were in Bloomington, Ind., last weekend for the Indiana Relay.
Legg, who competed in the 800 meter run and the mile this weekend, took second in both and built upon her already impressive resume.
“We have a few people running at a national level, which is definitely a good thing,” head coach Matt Roe said.
Legg, after this weekend, is ranked 15th nationally in the 800 meter.
Senior Kris Gauson also had a nice showing in his mile. He took third with a time of 4.00.31, only three seconds behind the winner.
While that time wasn’t his fastest this season, Gauson is still ranked third in the country in the mile.
Sophomore Katie Clark ran the mile along with Legg.
While she may have been overshadowed by Legg’s performance, Clark still managed to turn in a time of 4.46.00, good for fifth overall at the meet.
Freshman Ross Clarke continued to build off of what has already been a very successful first season. He took seventh in the mile with a time of 4.04.07.
“I haven’t seen what everyone else has been doing, but Ross has to be one the fastest freshmen in the country,” Roe said.
In a meet that was dominated by Butler’s distance runners, freshman Brad Magnetta provided a change of pace. He picked up a first place finish in the 600-meter run with a time of 1.22.86.
“We have been very impressed with Magnetta and what he’s been able to do for us over the past few weeks,” Roe said.
Roe had nothing but positive things to say about the meet.
“Overall, it was a great meet. I thought we showed some improvement from last week,” he said. “Across the board, I thought we were much stronger than last week.”
Friday and Saturday, the Bulldogs head to South Bend, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame.
“This is some of the best competition we’re going to see,” freshman Matt Schumacker said, “so it’s a big deal if you qualify,”