Reilly Wins Midwest Open
Kenosha, Wis. - Jake Reilly kicked off his senior year with a dominating performance; taking first overall and leading the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country team at the Midwest Collegiate Open Saturday
Reilly finished the 8,000-meter race first out of more than 120 runners with an impressive time of 25:51.8, a full 30 seconds in front of the next runner. This is the second-straight year Reilly took first on this course, winning the race during his junior year, as well.
Milwaukee finished fourth overall out of 12 teams with 96 points and were the top Division-I team at the meet.
"The men really ran well today," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Obviously Jake winning the race is pretty cool because it's a nice place to build from for him. But everyone really ran well today. The freshmen are stepping in nicely and the veterans are returning to form. Everyone is coming together and I'm confident they will continue to improve."
Senior Bobby Glotfelty and freshmen Adam Schueller and Gerrit Bruni stayed together and took the next three spots for the Panthers. Schueller finished 18th overall in his collegiate debut with a time of 27:01.9. Glotfelty was just two seconds behind for a 20th-place finish in his first action of the season, while Bruni had another strong outing in his young career, taking 23rd with a time of 27:12.9.
Freshman Brett Johnson rounded out the scoring, coming in 34th at 27:46.1 in his first race in the Black & Gold.
Sophomore Joseph Morgan and freshman Weston Brusky were right behind Johnson and closed things out for the Panthers. Morgan crossed the line at 27:47.7 in his first action of the season and Brusky was just four seconds behind to finish 37th overall.
The Panthers have their third meet in as many weeks next Saturday, heading to the Falcon Invitational hosted by Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.