Brian Butcher - Freshman
Brian is a first year high school cross country runner and first year letterman.
Son of Jeff and Debbie Butcher.
400 Mile Club in 2013
2013 16 Minute 3 Mile Club
2013 Sub 30 South Mahomet Loop Run Club
2013 Personal Best Time 17:10 (16:41*)
2013 Personal Best Time 2 mile time 11:17
2013 Medalist at the Charleston Invitational
2013 Medalist at the Springfield Invitational
Fastest Top Freshmen Times List for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, E. Peoria, & Metamora Invitationals
2013 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, & November
As a Freshman, Brian joins us with junior high cross country and track experience.
Brian ran 6th, 7th, and 8th grade cross country. Brian had a great
base coming into his freshman year as he ran an impressive 400 miles.
He started off his first week of practice by running a 5 mile trial faster
than his older brother had as a freshman. Brian showed he is a tough
runner from the start. He earned his way onto our 400 mile club in 2013.
Brian earned a medal in his first high school race. He placed 32nd
out of 187 runners. Brian's time was also fast enough to earn him a
spot on our team's fastest top 15 freshman times list for the Charleston
Invitational. His time placed him 11th on the time. Brian became
one of the runners that the coaches most relied on in workouts to push the
pace in workouts. Despite being younger, he would lead the pack.
In his second race, Brian placed 3rd in the Springfield Invitational freshman
race. He ran a lifetime best of 11:17. His time placed him 10th
on our fastest freshman list at the Springfield invitational. Brian
earned a medal for his high place. He helped his team win the Springfield
Invitational freshman race team title. Brian also earned enough letter
points to earn his first varsity letter. Brian made the News-Gazette
prep cross country leaders list in September. Brian ran a lifetime
best by 26 seconds at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. He helped
his fresh/soph team place higher than any Mahomet team ever had in this invite
before. His time was fast enough to earn him the 14th fastest freshman
time ever at this invite. Brian ran a personal best at the East Peoria
Invitational with a 17:01. He narrowly missed the 16s. His time
earned him the 11th spot on our team's fastest freshmen list for this invite.
He ran 10th for his team which is quite impressive since they were ranked
#2 in the State that week. Brian placed 37th. This is one of
the top 30 varsity places our team has had in 9 years. Brian
made his way onto the News-Gazette's
prep cross country leaders list in October. Brian had another great
race at the Metamora Invitational where he broke into the 16s for the first
time. He ran a 16:41 which earned him the 6th fastest freshmen spot
on our fastest times list for the Metamora Invitational. His time was
the 12th fastest freshman time our program has had in 44 years. Brian
ran an amazing race at the conference meet. He ran 3rd for the team
and helped our team win the open race for the first time in 28 years.
Brian had such a strong freshman season that he earned a spot on our top 12
State meet series roster. Brian ran an amazing race at the conference
meet. The course was slow, but Brian managed to run a 17:12. Brian
placed 3rd in the open race and helped pull his team to win the open for the
first time. They had a team score of 16 thanks to the help of Brian.
Brian earned his way onto our team's sub 30 South Mahomet loop club with
a 28:58. Brian earned his way onto the News-Gazette's
prep cross country leaders list in November.