Senior distance runner Olivia Pratt leads the pack. Photo courtesy butlersports.com.
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An elite group of the Butler men and women track and field team went head-to-head against 42 other teams at the prestigious Meyo Invitational on Feb. 3-4 at the University of Notre Dame.
Erik Peterson dominated once again as he posted a personal and Butler-best time of 7:51.22 in the 3000-meter run. He shattered the previous school record held by Olympian Scott Overall by more than four seconds. Peterson’s 3000-meter run now ranks No. 6 in the world on an oversized track (longer than 200-meters).
Johnny Levernez achieved a lifetime best in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:50.12 which leads the Big East Conference.
Olivia Anderson led the women’s team this weekend with her first place finish in the mile run. Her time of 4:41.14 is not only a personal best but second-best in Butler history and ranked No. 17 in the NCAA.
Josephine Thestrup finished third in her section of the mile run, posting a time of 4:51.
Olivia Pratt finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:26.
The Bulldogs are looking ahead as they will split the team to attend both the Washington Husky Classic and the Hoosier Hills invitationals on Feb. 9-10.