EMPORIA, Kan. — The Butler women had a strong runner-up showing at Friday's Papa John's Invitational hosted by Emporia State University.
Searles (20:24.68) and Baker (20:29.26) placed eighth and ninth, respectively, to lead the Grizzlies. Freshman Spencer Jacobson was Butler's third top runner at 20:41.49 for a 14th-place finish, while sophomore Conangela Senior was 20th with a 21:07.10 time on the 5K course.
Sophomore Roshea Burrell also scored for the Grizzlies, running 21:26.26 and finishing 25th.
Next up for Butler will be the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning with the women's 5K at 10:00 a.m.