Panther Men Compete At Tough Pre-National Invite
Oct. 16, 2004
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Competing against some of the toughest competition in the nation, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country team ran to a 32nd-place finish in the 35-team "white" Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute. This same Indiana State Cross Country Course plays home to both the NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships in November.
Running in the same race as defending National Champions, the Stanford Cardinal, Milwaukee scored 794 points, and topped Texas Tech, IUPUI and Virginia Commonwealth, respectively. The Cardinal dominated the meet, scoring just 77 points with a 242-man field.
Rounding out the Panther scoring was a mixture of youth and leadership in sophomore Ben Uphoff, senior Bryan Hassemer and freshman R.J. Pire. Uphoff crossed the line 177th in 26:03.2. Hassemer was just 10 seconds back in 193rd (26:13.1) and Pire took 216th in 26:34.7.
The Panthers are in action next when they host the 2005 Horizon League Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Parkside National Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wis.