Griffin Butler
Griffin Butler
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newark, Ohio
High School: Licking Valley

2017-18: Made his freshman debut at the Kentucky Bluegrass Invitational where he posted an 8K tie of 24:43.8, a season-best…  Competed at the 2017 MAC Championships and posted an 8K time of 25:28.5… Ended the season at the NCAA Division I Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championships and finished the 10K with a time of 32:34.6… Was named NCAA Division I Male Freshman of the Year and to the Men’s Academic All-MAC team after the fall season.

2016-17: Did not compete

Prior to Ohio: 
Attended and ran Cross Country for Licking Valley High School...Finished his senior season by placing 4th in the 3200m run and 9th in the 1600m run at the OHSAA State Track Championships. 

Personal: Son of Corby and Dona Butler...Has 2 sisters, Mackenzie and Malea...Sister, Mackenzie, runs Cross Country and Track at Morehead State...Lists favorite team as the Cleveland Cavaliers and favorite athlete as LeBron James...Hobbies include hunting, fishing, being outside, running, lifting, and hanging out with friends...Plans to major in Exercise Physiology to become a Physical Therapist.