ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – One of the area’s top collegiate runners will compete on the biggest stage again.

UPDATE: Lindsey Butler placed 5th in the 800m semifinal heat on Thursday night with a time of 2:04:04 in Austin, Texas. Butler will not advance to Saturday night’s NCAA final in the race but capped off another strong season at Virginia Tech. Original article from Thursday night below.

Corning High School graduate Lindsey Butler will run in the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas. Butler, a junior at Virginia Tech University, will race in the 800m semis at 10:14 pm Thursday night with action on ESPN2. Nine runners will advance to Saturday’s NCAA Championship finals, top two in each heat, plus, the next three best times.

Butler has racked up a special career for the Hokies since making the transition from high school. The 2021 Indoor 800m National Champion, Butler placed fourth in the East Prelim quarters with a finish of 2:03.87. Lindsey also earned second in the ACC Championship with a season-best 2:02.20.

Butler won the 800m crown at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 2:01.37. Stick with 18 Sports as we follow Butler’s progress at the NCAA Championships in Austin.

(PHOTO/Information courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics)