Track begins season at IPFW

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CLAYTON YOUNG | STAFF REPORTER

The Butler track and field team opened its indoor season at the non-scoring Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind., Saturday.

In the men’s mile, the Bulldogs claimed the top four spots.

Junior Tom Anderson posted a time of 4:14.00 for the win. Freshman Erik Peterson and junior Harry Ellis came in second and third, respectively, with times of 4:15.71 and 4:16.67. Sophomore James Martin was fourth with a time of 4:25.91.

In the men’s 3,000-meter run, Butler again took three of the top four spots.

Freshman Chris Kelsey finished with a time of 8:48.71 for the win.

Junior Billy Klimczak finished third with a time of 8:53.72, and freshman Keigan Culler finished fourth with a time of 8:55.41.

Freshman Luke Zygmunt finished as the winner in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.66.

Junior Alex Berry finished third in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:21.10. Berry’s school-record time beat out the previous time of 1:22.1, set by Nathan Dosanjh in 2001.

In the women’s mile, sophomore Erica Carlson placed second with a time of 5:17.02 and freshman Alex Van Hoof finished third with a time of 5:19.85.

In the women’s 3,000-meter run, freshman Stephanie Hanagan came in second with a time of 10:49.43 and freshman Maddie Westerhoff finished fifth with a time of 11:03.13.

Butler continues its indoor season at the Hoosier Open Friday and Saturday.

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