The Butler cross country teams kicked off their seasons Friday at Bradley.
Leading the way for Butler was junior transfer Katie Good, who won the women’s three-mile race with a time of 16:32.
She finished 13 seconds ahead of the second-place runner.
Good is a transfer from Manchester, and coach Matt Roe was pleased with her effort.
“She ran very comfortable and controlled,” Roe said. “We felt that she had a good chance to win.”
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Good said she was nervous at the outset of the race but settled in down the stretch.
“As soon as I got running, I was fine,” Good said. “I pretended I was back at home, just doing a workout with the girls.”
The Butler women had three top-10 finishers. Junior Kirsty Legg finished fifth with a time of 17:08. Freshman Colleen Weatherford rounded out the top ten.
For Weatherford, the race was a positive way to start out the season
“It was a 30-second PR (personal record) for college, but I know I still have a lot of potential,” Weatherford said.
The Butler men had four finishers in the top ten of their four-mile race.
Junior Harry Ellis placed third with a time of 20:01 while sophomores Chris Kelsey and Keigan Culler placed seventh and eighth, respectively.
Freshman Luke Zygmunt finished 10th in his first collegiate event.