Junior Katie Clark won the individual race at the Toledo Bubble Buster Friday, leading the Butler women’s cross country team to a first place finish.
The Bulldogs placed first in the 14-team field that included four nationally ranked teams by finishing with 72 points.
No. 23 San Francisco finished second with 86 points followed by Columbia and host No. 18 Toledo with 92 and 98 points respectively.
Clark won the four-kilometer race with a time of 13:04.8 in what was her first race in over a year after sitting out last season as a redshirt. Clark has been named the Atlantic 10 Women’s Performer of the Week.
Junior Kirsty Legg finished eighth at 13:27.2 in what was also her first race in a year due to redshirting last season.
Sophomore Mara Olson rounded out the top 10 by finishing tenth in 13:30.9.
Freshman Olivia Pratt placed 13th with a time of 13:36.2 and has been named the Atlantic 10 Women’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.
Senior Lauren McKillop was the fifth Butler runner to cross the line and finished in 40th place with a time of 14:00.3.
The women’s cross country team is now ranked No. 21 nationally after their showing in Toledo.
The men’s and women’s teams will be competing at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday.