Butler track and field earn big records at Husky Classic and Hoosier Hills

Senior Erik Peterson makes his way down the track. Photo provided by butlersports.com

KELSIE KASPER | STAFF REPORTER | kkasper@butler.edu

The Butler University Track and Field team made impressive showings at both the Husky Classic at the University of Washington and Hoosier Hills at Indiana University on Feb. 10 and 11.

Erik Peterson had yet another stellar performance this past weekend at the Husky Classic. Peterson set a school record in the 5,000-meter dash with a time of 13:40.90, posting the third fastest 5k in the world in 2017 thus far. He finished the day as No. 4 in the world in the 5,000-meter dash.

Johnny Leverenz finished first in his section of the 800-meter dash with a time of 1:51.14.

Junior Bobby Johnson and redshirt freshman Jacob Priddey achieved lifetime best in the 3,000-meter dash.

Olivia Anderson also had her fair share of school records. She set a Butler best in the mile by posting a time of 4:39.64. In the same event, Josephine Thestrup crossed the line with a time of 4:50.88, finishing fifth in her section.

On the other side of the country, Sam Robinson took first place in the long jump, stretching 6.78 meters. Allie Vogeler finished with a personal best in the 400 meter-dash.

The Bulldogs will have one final indoor meet before the Big East Championships. They will compete at the Orange and Blue Open at the University of Illinois on Feb. 18.


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