Butler cross country sweeps the Butler Twilight

Clark Otte and the Butler men’s cross country team at the Butler Twilight in Carmel, Indiana. Photo by Becca Atchley.

BECCA ATCHLEY | STAFF REPORTER | batchley@butler.edu

The Butler men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the Butler Twilight Meet at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana on Aug. 30. 

Emily Royston, a junior transfer from UW-Milwaukee, led the lady bulldogs, crossing the line in 17:20.6 for 5K. Over 20 seconds behind her, Angelina Ellis finished in second place with a time of 17:42.3. 

Following Ellis were Corinna Pena, Margo Hornocker, and Kara Stark, who finished in 18:23.8, 18:39.1 and 18:47.9 respectively to round out the scoring five runners. 

The women scored 28 points to top Ball State and IUPUI. 

Junior Clark Otte won the men’s race in 18:14.9 over 6K. Just like in the women’s race, another bulldog would come not far behind him, James Sweeny took second place in 18:30.3. 

Rounding out the top 5 scorers for the dawgs were Jackson Martin, Eric Baugh and Daniel Lawton coming across in 18:38.8, 18:47.8 and 19:01.9 respectively. 

The men scored 22 points to top the Jags of IUPUI and the Little Giants of Wabash.

The women will be back in action on Sept. 6 at the Vic Godfrey Open in Kenosha, Wis, while the men won’t race again until they head to Earlysville, VA for the Panorama Farms Invitational on Sept. 27. 

Complete results from the 2019 Butler Twilight.

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