INDIANAPOLIS – Milwaukee senior Jake Reilly (Waunakee, Wis.) and Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind.) have been named the Horizon League Runners of the Week for Sept. 24-Oct. 1.
Reilly finished fourth overall and third among collegiate student-athletes at Saturday morning’s Greater Louisville Classic in a field of over 350 runners. Helping Milwaukee to a 16th-place team finish, Reilly posted a 25:01.56 result in the 8K -- less than 20 seconds behind the race leader.
The Milwaukee men’s squad returns to action on Friday, Oct. 12, for the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.
Running in the Notre Dame Invitational, Richardson posted a career-best 17:51 in the 5K. It was the fourth-fastest 5K time in Valpo history. Richardson finished 7th out of 120 overall, her third top-10 finish in as many races this season.
Richardson will race again on Saturday, Oct. 13, when Valparaiso runs in the Evansville Invitational.
2012 Horizon League Cross Country Runners of the Week:
Sept. 4 Billy Clink (UIC); Katrina Oberski (UDM)
Sept. 10 Jake Reilly (UWM); Sarah Manuel (GB)
Sept. 17 Sam Penzenstadler (LOY); Gina Valgoi (LOY)
Sept. 24 none; Tori Holt (CSU)
Oct. 1 Jake Reilly (UWM); Jessica Richardson (VU)
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