Reilly Earns Third League Honor Of The Season
Oct. 15, 2012
MILWAUKEE - For the third time this season, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's cross country runner Jake Reilly has been named the Horizon League Men's Runner of the Week, the league office announced this morning.
Reilly has won the award every week he has run this year, also grabbing the league honor Sept. 10 and Oct. 1. He has now won the weekly award four times in his Panther career.
The senior from Waunakee, Wis. led Milwaukee at the Bradley Classic this past Friday. He posted a personal-record time of 24:57 to finish 17th out of 173 runners and was the top Horizon League runner at the race that also featured two other league schools.
"This is just a tribute to Jake's effort and athleticism. He absolutely deserves this award," Milwaukee head coach Pete Corfeld said. "Here's the thing, though; Jake didn't get a good start in that race. He got jostled around in the early going, but he was able to put that behind him and show his mettle in regard to getting the job done. In addition to all that, his preparations are coming to a peak at the right time here and we're really looking forward to seeing him put out a great effort at conference and the rest of the season."
The Panthers return to action Oct. 27 when they host 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.