Panthers Post 16 Personal Records At Bradley
Oct. 12, 2012
Peoria, Ill. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee cross country teams combined to post 16 new personal-record times at Friday's ninth annual Bradley Classic hosted by Bradley University at Newman Golf Course.
Jake Reilly was the top Horizon-League finisher on the men's side at the meet that also featured conference foes UIC and Green Bay. The Panthers finished with 277 points overall, good enough for 11th place.
Sophomore Annette Lemanski also recorded a new personal record on a 6,000-meter course to lead the women's team. Overall, the women's team had 659 points and took 23rd.
"Both groups of runners ran well and I think we're set up really well for the conference meet in two weeks," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "The guys built on the Louisville meet and on the season and are getting the most out of everything we have been working on."
Reilly crossed the line with a time of 24 minutes, 57 seconds and was one of six men's runners to record a new PR for an 8K.
"There was a bit of a pile-up at the start of the men's race that involved some of our runners and they almost restarted the race," Corfeld said. "Our guys recovered well from that and it shows their determination to fight through something like that."
On the women's side, Lemanski led the way with a personal-best time of 23:05 to take 107th overall. Classmate Dana Clausen was UWM's second finisher at 23:51 and junior Carissa Schneiter was not far behind at 23:54 for 136th overall.
In all, every UWM female runner recorded a new personal record.
"We sat a few of our runners as some of the girls have a few nagging injuries, but the girls ran well and we will be ready to go in two weeks," Corfeld said.
Milwaukee now has a week off before hosting the Horizon League Championships at UW-Parkside's campus in Kenosha, Wis. The meet is set to begin Saturday, Oct. 27 with the women's race at 11 a.m., followed shortly by the men.