Bauer finished the race in 12:19.6, and was followed across the line by Devin Monson (So., Thompson, N.D.) in sixth place in 12:45.3.
Ian Campbell (Jr., Blooming Prairie, Minn.) was ninth with a time of 12:48.5. Sophomore Ellis Richardson (Shoreview, Minn.) was 17th in 12:56.8 and first-year Colin Rogers (River Falls, Wis.) was 18th in 12:59.4.
Finish in 20th and 21st were Jamison Hull (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) in 13:02.5 and Jack Deichert (So., Golden Valley, Minn.) in 13:05.5.
The Pipers next race on Saturday, October 17, at UW-LaCrosse.