Track and field: Two Bulldogs narrowly miss records

Competing in Bloomington for the second weekend in a row, members of the Butler track and field team made further strides toward what could be a record-setting season at the Indiana Relays.

In the field events, freshman Nicole Hudec narrowly missed breaking her own school records in the long and triple jumps, recording distances of 17-7/100 and 36-3 1/2, respectively.

Freshman Tom Curr, representing Butler’s distance squad, completed the men’s 800-meter invitational run in 1:51.10. The fourth-place showing was three-hundreths of a second off the school record set by Kris Gauson.

In the women’s version of the same event, freshman Mara Olson’s time of 2:13.87 was good for third place.

Gauson, now a Butler alumnus, took second place in the invitational one-mile run with a time of 3:59.95.

Sophomore Ross Clarke captured 10th in the event while junior Craig Jordan placed 11th.

In the women’s 3,000-meter invitational run, Butler assistant coach and Olympic hopeful Mason Cathey crossed the line in 9:21.52 to grab first place. Junior Katie Clark finished in second place in 9:22.17, and junior Kirsty Legg took third with a time of 9:23.12.

Rounding out the distance events was senior Rebecca Howarth, who placed eighth in the women’s invitational 5,000-meter with a time of 17:24.54.

Sophomore Nigel Spears recorded an eighth-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 21-10.

The Bulldogs will make their next appearance at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind., on Friday.

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