Track and field: Athletes unable to advance

The Butler track and field team closed out its indoor schedule with four athletes racing at the Alex Wilson Invitational last Saturday at Notre Dame.

Sophomore Ross Clarke had the strongest showing for the Bulldogs, placing seventh in the men’s one-mile run with a time of 4:01.15.

Freshman Tom Curr was 11th in the event, while junior Craig Jordan grabbed 33rd.

“I’d never done the mile before Butler,” Curr said. “I definitely thought I could make it to nationals, but things went wrong. Some days it just isn’t there.”

Junior Kirsty Legg finished 17th in the women’s one-mile run, posting a time of 4:48.03.

The invitational was a last-chance meet to qualify for the national indoor contest.

Butler was unable to send any of its athletes to the meet, but the Bulldogs kick off their outdoor season with the Stanford Invitational in California on March 23.

“Things are coming along really well,” Curr said. “Everyone’s making their own individual progress, which is nice. I think we’ve got a really good group.”

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