Hannah Truniger-UNI
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Panthers off to the Bradley Pink Classic

Coach Dave Paulsen ©Panthers Athletics

Coach Dave Paulsen
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Wrapping up the 2017 regular season, the Northern Iowa men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to Peoria, Ill., this Friday for the Bradley Pink Classic.

Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Hannah Truniger-UNI ©Panthers Athletics

The event will be hosted at the Newman Golf Course, with the men racing in an 8K at 3:15 p.m. CT and the women running a 6K at 4 p.m. CT. The UNI women will also send a select group of runners to compete in an open 6K race at 2:30 p.m. CT as well.

“We’re excited to finish the regular season on a strong note this Friday,” head coach Dave Paulsensaid. “We’ve had a great couple of weeks training before this meet, so we’re looking forward to executing our game plan against a tough group of teams on Friday.”

Last time out, the UNI women won its first race of the season after taking the Joe Piane Invitational 5K on Sept. 29. The Panthers were led by sophomore Hannah Truniger, who set the fifth-fastest 5K time in UNI history after finishing ninth overall with a time of 17:32.8. UNI also had two other Panthers set records that day, with Brette Correy (17:39.2) and Tiffany Christensen (17:39.9) earning the seventh and eighth-fastest 5K times in UNI history.

The men turned in an improved performance last race, with all eight Panthers turning in their fastest 8K times of the seasons at the Joe Piane Invitational. UNI has competed in two 8Ks this season, with CJ May (fifth) and Alex Jackson (10th) each earning a top-10 finish at the Wisconsin Mayflower Day Open.

Bradley will provide results after the conclusion of the race on Friday at www.BradleyBraves.com.

After wrapping up the regular season, the Panthers will focus on the Missouri Valley Conference Championships on Oct. 28 in Springfield, Mo.