Cross country: Hawkins wins All-American

Sophomore Callum Hawkins ended his cross country season with an All-American finish at the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute on Nov. 21.

Hawkins finished the 10-kilometer race in 26th place with a time of 29:56.4. Arizona freshman Lawi Lalang held the fastest time of 28:44.1.

Butler sophomore Ross Clarke also competed in the national meet and finished 136th with a time of 31:05.6

The top 40 finishers were awarded All-American honors.

Photo from Butler Sports Information Department

Hawkins was the first Butler runner to earn All-American status since Andy Baker in 2008.

The All-American honor was one of several awards Hawkins earned this season.

He recorded first-place finishes at the Horizon League Championship and the Great Lakes Region Championship.

Overall, Hawkins had five top 10 finishes this season.

Hawkins was the first Bulldog to win the regional meet since 1998.

He was also named 2011 Men’s Athlete of the Year in the Great Lakes Region and, most recently, was recognized as the men’s 2011 Horizon League Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Sophomore Shelbi Burnett was named the women’s 2011 Horizon League Cross Country Athlete of the Year following her victory in the Horizon League Championship meet.

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