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Strength and Conditioning: Coach makes impact behind the scenes

At center stage of Butler athletics are the National Championship runs, the All-Americans, the conference titles and Athletes of the Week. Behind the scenes, however, Butler’s strength and conditioning program plays a key role in making all this possible. What people see on the outside is a major reflection of what happens behind closed doors,

Track and field: Team led by distance quartet

The Butler track and field team was once again led by the distance squad—this time at Indiana State’s Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute last weekend. The team posted nearly a dozen top-five finishes in various distance events at the four-team meet, including four first-place showings. Freshman Tom Curr won the men’s 800-meter run, completing the

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

Track and field: Team grabs three individual titles

The Butler track and field team sent competitors to the Miami Invitational and Stanford Invitational over the weekend. At the Miami Invitational, which was hosted by Miami of Ohio in Oxford, Ohio, Butler grabbed three individual titles, as well as a handful of top-10 finishes. On the women’s side, junior Kirsty Legg won the 1500-meter

Track and field: Team strong in West Lafayette

The Butler track and field team had another strong showing, this time at the Mike Poehlein Invitational last weekend. Despite most of the team staying in Indianapolis, some Bulldogs were able to record strong performances. Freshman Nicole Hudec surpassed Jen Connor’s 14-year old triple jump record of 34-5 1/2 with a leap of 35-0 ¼.

Cross country: Duo heads to nationals

Two runners from the Butler men’s cross country team earned the right to continue their season last Saturday. Sophomores Callum Hawkins and Ross Clarke qualified for the NCAA National Championships thanks to strong finishes in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Hawkins followed up his victory in the Horizon League Championship meet by capturing the individual

Cross country: Bulldogs prepare for regional meet

Butler University is nationally known for its consecutive runs in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, but this fall there is a new champion on campus. Actually, there are two of them—sophomore cross country runners Callum Hawkins and Shelbi Burnett. The duo grabbed top honors in the men’s and women’s races in the Horizon