Lindsey Butler: NCAA Champion.
The Virginia Tech junior from Corning earned that distinction Saturday night with a top finish in the 800-meter race in NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Birmingham, Alabama.
Butler entered as the No. 1 seed and came through with a winning time of 2 minutes, 1.37 seconds. Runner-up was fellow junior Claire Seymour of BYU in 2:01.96.
She becomes the second woman in ACC history to take the indoor 800 title, joining Clemson's Natoya Goule (2015).
Butler repeated as ACC indoor 800 champion with an NCAA-best 2:01.23 to secure Saturday’s top seed. That time left her No. 9 in collegiate history.
She placed fourth at 800 meters in 2021 Indoor Nationals.
Shortly after completion of Butler’s race, Emily Mackay, Binghamton University graduate student and Union-Endicott High grad, placed 15th in the 3,000 on a 9:11.29 clocking. The winner was Oklahoma State sophomore Taylor Roe (8:58.95), with North Carolina State freshman Katelyn Touhy second (8:59.20).
On Friday, Mackay failed to pass through the one-mile preliminary.
This article originally appeared on Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: Corning's Lindsey Butler wins NCAA 800-meter championship