Seniors Bobby Johnson, Jonathan Collier and Matt Lumbar lead the way in the Butler Twilight meet on Sept. 1. Photo courtesy of Butlersports.com.
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Sophomore Euan Makepeace won the men’s 8km event with a time of 24 to lead Butler men’s cross country to a second place finish at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tennessee. Sophomore Josephine Thestrup (17:52.2) finished 11th to lead the women’s team.
The men’s team had five runners finish inside the top 20 which resulted in a team score of 68. Freshman Barry Keane (25:27.7) finished in 15th followed by sophomore Evan Johnson (25:36.6) and senior Matt Lumbar (25:37.6). Senior Bobby Johnson (25:40.2) finished 19th to round out Butler’s five scores.
While Makepeace claimed the individual title, Middle Tennessee State University captured the team title with a team score of 64, beating the Bulldogs by four points. The Blue Raiders had four runners in the top 11.
The women’s team finished 10th as a team behind Thestrup’s top-15 performance. She was followed by freshmen Angelina Ellis (18:36.7) and Camille Hines (18:53.4) who finished in 57th and 68th respectively. Junior Grace Butkus (19:28.8) and sophomore Clare McCabe (19:39.9) rounded out the scoring five for the Bulldogs to give them a team total of 278.
Butler cross country will be back in action at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 29.