November 3, 2011

Butler men win home relay event

The Butler cross country teams hosted the Butler XC Relays on Friday at Wartick Ranch south of El Dorado.

The format featured teams of two runners. The first runner completed a 5k (3.1 mile), then handed off a bracelet to their partner, who also ran a 5k for a combined 10k time.

A Butler duo was the champions on the men's side. Kelvin Busienei and Benson Langat teamed up to finish the 10k in a time of 32:30.

On the women's side, a pair of Butler alumni (Sydnee Cole and Elida Bailon) teamed up to win in a time of 39:36. Current Butler runners Fiona Masai and Mychreesha Ward were second in a combined time of 40:24.

The season is winding down for Butler, with the next meet being the Jayhawk Conference/Region VI meet at Garden City on Monday, Oct. 31, followed by the national meet in New Mexico on Nov. 12.