Reilly Shines At National Meet
Sept. 29, 2012
Louisville, Ky. - Senior Jake Reilly finished an outstanding third overall out of more than 350 runners to lead the way for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country team at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.
Reilly finished with a season-best time of 25:01.56 on the 8,000-meter course. In all, UWM recorded four personal-best times on the day.
As a team, the Panthers took 16th out of 46 teams with 489 points, well in front of cross-town rival Marquette, who finished 41st with 1,066 points. Eastern Kentucky won the race with 96 points.
"It was a big meet and the teams responded well to it," head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Jake got out in front and ran well again for us. The rest of the team is still a young group of guys so coming to a big meet like this can be a big adjustment but I thought they handled it well. There were a lot of good results today and we'll use this to keep building going forward."
Sophomore Louie Glotfelty finished second for Milwaukee and 109th overall with a time of 26:27.86, a new personal record.
A group of three Panthers were right behind as freshman Weston Brusky (121st) crossed the line with a personal-best time of 26:32.64. Joe Morgan (133rd) and Bobby Glotfelty (134th) both finished at 26:36.9 to close out the scoring for Milwaukee.
Gerrit Bruni also set a new PR, coming in at 26:51.30.
Sam Leschisin (26:58.20), Brett Johnson (27:02.33) and Tony Sustachek (27:22.48) also ran well for the Black and Gold.
Milwaukee has a week over before heading to the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Oct. 12.