CLEVELAND, Ohio. – Ohio cross country's Griffin Butler (Newark, Ohio) was named Mid-American Conference Male Athlete of the Week, announced by the league this afternoon (Oct. 8).
Butler, a redshirt junior, recorded a personal best of 24:18.3 in the 8K race at the Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5th. Butler's finish helped the men place 20th out of 41 teams at the meet, totaling 492 team points, finishing ahead of teams like Kentucky and Mississippi State. Butler and the Bobcats take off from competition this weekend before traveling to Terre Haute, Ind. for Pre-Nationals on Saturday, Oct. 19.