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Cross country: Women place second at Illini Challenge

The Butler women’s cross country team placed second at the Illini Challenge last Friday while the men finished fourth. It was the season—opening meet for both teams. The women were led by freshman Olivia Pratt, who won the women’s four-kilometer race with a time of 14:18. Competing in her first-ever collegiate race, Pratt said that

Track and field: Obstacles, jumps, water confront steeplechase runners

A tradition that started in the British Isles in the 1800s is now one of the more unique events in collegiate track and field meets. The steeplechase is a 3000-meter race that involves jumping over 35 obstacles—one every 100 meters. Barriers similar to hurdles make up 28 of these obstacles, and the other seven obstacles