CEDARVILLE — The Butler boys cross country team finished eighth at districts to qualify for the Regional meet this weekend in Troy. The Aviators were led by the strong threesome of Long Lin fifth 16:30, Kyle Wertz 22nd 17:00, and Gabe Warren 32nd 17:07. Jake Bowers 94th 18:47 and Sean Luttrell 99th 18:55 hung on enough for the Aviators to place in the top eight teams earning a regional berth.
“Our top three ran really well,” said coach Andy White. “All three would have been individual regional qualifiers which was the goal. It will be good to get our young guys experience at the regional level. We are setting ourselves up well for next season since we have five of our top seven returning including our top three runners. Long Lin has an excellent shot at qualifying to the state meet by finishing in the top 20 at Regionals.”
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.