UWM Runs Strong Team Race At Bradley Classic
Oct. 14, 2011
Peoria, Ill. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's cross country team had six runners finish within just over one minute of each other to take 20th at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. Friday afternoon.
Senior Kristi Schuette led the way for the Panthers again, finishing the 6000m course with a time of 23 minutes, 10.31 seconds, finishing in front of runners from Marquette, Missouri, and Illinois, as well as conference-rivals Loyola, Green Bay and UIC.
Missouri won the race with 65 points.
As a team, UWM finished with 550 points despite again being without junior Julia Bernstein, who led Milwaukee the only time she raced this season.
"It's good experience for the women," UWM head coach Pete Corfeld said. "We're a little younger than we're used to right now without Julia, and that puts a pretty heavy workload on our younger runners."
Freshman Annette Lemanski led the rest of Milwaukee's runners who had a real pack mentality on the day.
Lemanski finished with a time of 24:28.95 for 114th overall. Just behind the freshman were sophomores Emily Hamilton (117) and Carissa Schneiter (120), freshmen Emily Schaal (121) and Claira Himmel (127) and senior Shannon Brown (132).
Sophomores Katy Koch and Adrianna Gutierrez and freshman Dana Clausen also ran for Milwaukee on Friday. Koch finished with a time of 26:01.06 for 195th, just in front of Clausen (198) and Gutierrez (203).
The Panthers have a two-week break before returning to action at the Horizon League Championships hosted by Cleveland State Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.