Kansas Jayhawks
Ryan Butler - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Ryan Butler

Position Distance
Height 5'10''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School SkyView Academy


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Ran a season-opening 19:40.1 6K at Rim Rock Farm to place 24th individually at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) … Completed the 8K at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3) in 27:06.6 to finish in 97th place. 

2020 INDOOR (Fr.)
Opened his season at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/6), running a 8:59.96 in the 3,000 meters … Placed fourth at the Jayhawk Classic in the 3,000 meters, clocking a personal best 8:52.22.

Opened the season with a 45th-place finish in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) with a time of 28:15.2.

2019 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Recorded a personal-best time of 15:51.91 in the 5,000-meter run at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20).

2019 INDOOR (Fr.)
Utilized redshirt season.

Eight-time letterwinner for head coach Dave Reese at SkyView Academy … Helped SkyView to conference titles in 2014, 2016 and 2017, two first-place finishes in the region (2014, 2017) and one second-place finish at the state meet (2017) … Named First Team All-Metro League, All-Region and All-State Honorable Mention in 2016 and 2017.

Son of Pat and Kelly Butler … Has three siblings; Ben, Paige and Joe … Brother, Ben, is a member of the Kansas track & field and cross country teams … Both parents attended KU, as well as one uncle and two aunts … Plans to major in mathematics and journalism.