UWM Places 15th At Notre Dame Invite Behind Glotfelty, Reilly
Sept. 30, 2011
South Bend, Ind. - Junior Bobby Glotfelty took 45th and classmate Jake Reilly was 48th among 165 runners to lead the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country team to a 15th-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon.
Milwaukee finished with 371 points, topping conference rivals Youngstown State (502), Valparaiso (555) and Green Bay (609).
Grand Valley State University took first place with 45 points.
"Things could have gone a little bit better for us but I like to keep things in perspective," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Jake's been battling a cold all week and he put in a good effort but he wasn't quite 100 percent. Other guys stepped up and we'll keep working hard and pushing for the results."
Bobby Glotfelty's time of 26:04 was his best of the year despite battling a wet course, temperatures in the low 50's and wind gusts reaching 40 miles per hour and above. His finish was also better than that of runners from the likes of Notre Dame, Eastern Illinois and conference foe Illinois-Chicago.
Reilly, who won the last two races he ran and was named Horizon League Runner of the Week for his efforts, took 48th with a time of 26:06.
Senior Thomas Wells finished third for the Panthers and 72nd overall with a time of 26:41.
Freshman Louis Glotfelty continued to improve, staying near the front of the pack for the Panthers and finishing 94th overall in 26 minutes, 58 seconds.
Fellow freshman Joe Morgan closed out the scoring for UWM with an impressive time of 27:35, good enough for 112th in just his second-ever collegiate race.
Ryan Baumgartner, Sam Leschisin, Alex Francis and John Mariani also ran for competed for Milwaukee on Friday. Baumgartner finished just one second behind Morgan for 113th-place overall while Leschisin wasn't far behind at 28:18 for 122nd.
Milwaukee has a two-week break before heading to the Bradley Classic Saturday, Oct. 15.