Milwaukee Posts Top Times At Louisville Classic
Oct. 5, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country team continued its impressive start to the 2013 season, taking 14th overall in the "gold" race, going up against some of the nation's top competition Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.
Milwaukee tied for 14th overall with cross-town rival Marquette at 350 points, and finished ahead of Kentucky and conference-rival Detroit. Louisville won the meet with 53 points.
"I'm very happy with how things went," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "First of all, for us to be seeded into the top race is very rewarding. It shows that others are seeing the work we've been putting in and the strides this team has been taking with still a young group. We still have work to put in to get where we're headed, but it's nice to get that recognition and the teams really responded well to that challenge.
"I'm very excited with how this meet went today. It's the third check mark in this season and the strides we made from last year to this year at this meet are really impressive. The teams really made it happen down here today."
Sophomore Gerrit Bruni led the way for Milwaukee, scoring at 39th with a time of 25:46.77, nearly a full minute faster than his time at this same meet last year.
Sophomore Weston Brusky wasn't far behind, taking 62nd at 26:08.72. Brett Johnson was third for Milwaukee at 26:26.44 for 75th. Vince Paikowski took 86th in 26:40.69, just ahead of teammate Tony Sustachek at 26:42.54 for 88th.
Adam Schueller crossed the line at 27:00.21 to take 100th overall and Kurt Sustachek rounded out the scoring at 112th with a time of 27:31.32.
"The men ran well today," Corfeld said. "It's a little bit of a different course than most and we're still a young group, but you can see that they're learning and growing. We definitely have the talent here to work with and get to where we want to be."
UWM comes back home for a local meet next weekend, heading to Somers, Wis. for the Lucian Rosa Invitational at 10 a.m.