Butler women’s cross country takes Butler Twilight for third straight season

The Butler women’s cross country team in action at the Butler Twilight. Camille Hines led the team with a third-place finish. 

DREW FAVAKEH | STAFF REPORTER | dfavakeh@butler.edu

Butler women’s cross country team started their season with a win in the Butler Twilight in Carmel, Indiana, against seven teams. It was their third straight victory in the event.

Emma Rafuse of Purdue Fort Wayne posted a time of 17:17.8 to win the race, followed by University of Indianapolis’ Lauren Bailey in second and Butler’s Camille Hines in third. Bulldogs Josephine Thestrup,  Maddie McLain and Angelina Ellis finished fourth, fifth and sixth, with times of 18:20.7, 18:23.2 and 18:32.4, respectively.

Margo Hornocker finished ninth with a time of 18:37.6 and Elizabeth Hinkle finished 16th with a time of 19:23.0. A group of underclassmen rounded out the race for the team.

Butler’s combined score of 27 bested second-place IUPUI by 44 and Ball State by 57. The Bulldogs’ next race is the John McNichols Invitational on Sept. 15 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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