Men's Cross Country - Thu, Sep. 23, 2004
Davenport, Iowa - The Cougar harriers travelled to Davenport, Iowa to compete in the prestigious Brissman-Lundeen Invitational Cross Country Meet. This is one of the largest cross country meets in the Midwest with some of the most prestigious Division III and NAIA teams in attendance. The Cougar four-man squad did not compete in the team event and only their individuals competed.

Once again, Steven Bugarin (Chicago, Ill./Washington) was the top Cougar runner in the impressive time of 26:43 over the 8K course to take 76th place overall in the field of 383 runners. Next was Jorge Ortega (Chicago, Ill./Lane Tech), who took 283rd with 30:27, followed by Carlos Jaramillo (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) with 31:49 for 321st and finally Chris Farley (Chicago, Ill./Marist) in 32:10 for 331st place.

Concerning this past week's performance, head coach Ed McAllister expounded, "We're definitely back on track! These times were in keeping with our steady improvement from week to week. The return of Jorge Ortega has definitely improved this group significantly. I can't say enough of how impressed I am with this team's work ethic and their dedication to growing and developing as a team. Bugarin's time is right on course to our stated goals and Jaramillo and Farley surprise me each week with their improvement."

The Cougars get to stay in Chicago this weekend as they compete in Loyola's Lakeshore Invitational on Saturday, October 2, at 11 a.m.