Butler Wins Individually, Aggie Men HBCU Challenge Again NCATAGGIES.COMSAT, OCT 5
The men won their fifth HBCU Challenge in six years. Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information Photo by Kevin L. Dorsey
CARY, N.C. – North Carolina A&T women’s senior G’Jasmyne Butler won her second consecutive race as she claimed first place at the Robert Shumake HBCU Challenge Saturday morning in 5k cross country action at the Wake Med Soccer Park.
As a team, the men’s cross country team claimed their fifth HBCU Challenge title in six years while the men’s cross country team won the event. The N.C. A&T women finished sixth with 163 points. Fayetteville State won it on the women’s side followed by Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Benedict College and Virginia State to round out the top-5.
Butler, who won last weekend at the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational and was named the MEAC women’s cross country runner of the week, finished in 18:55.2 and averaged 6:05 per mile. Butler was just three seconds away from setting a new personal record in a 5k race. She won the event by eight seconds 6:05 per mile and won by eight seconds over second place. Last season, Butler finished second at the event.
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