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Salute To Seniors - Danielle Bellino Mark Rice Jun 5, 2018

We throw a salute to Lakeville North's Danielle Bellino! While having to endure more than her fair share of serious injuries and illnesses, nothing ended up stopping her from breaking the school record of a legend...

Ahmed breaks Canadian 5000 meters record in Brussels Sep 14, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin alum Mohammed Ahmed capped off an incredible track and field season by setting the Canadian record in the 5000 meters this past Friday at the Diamond League meet in Brussels, Belgium.

'Double Z,' Ahmed shine at World Championships Aug 29, 2015

BEIJING -- In his world championship debut, Wisconsin senior Zach Ziemek made the most of his chance on the international stage with a 15th-place finish in the decathlon at the 2015 IAAF World Championships on Saturday.

A New Worldview Aug 26, 2015

Qualifying for track and field’s world championships is a career-defining accomplishment. Earning one of the United States’ spots in the decathlon field -- an event Americans have dominated over the last decade – is even more remarkable, especially for a 22-year-old Wisconsin senior who just 15 months ago was saying ‘I’m really just focused on the Big Ten right now.’

Brekke and Dinh named Remington Scholars Jul 23, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin men’s track and field athlete Andrew Brekke and women’s golfer Kim Dinh were named the 2014-15 Remington Scholars, the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board announced Thursday.

Brekke and Dinh named 2014-15 Remington Scholars Jul 22, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin men’s track and field athlete Andrew Brekke and women’s golfer Kim Dinh were named the 2014-15 Remington Scholars, the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board announced Wednesday.

Ahmed to compete at World Championships Jul 21, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Former Wisconsin men’s track and field and cross country standout Mohammed Ahmed will represent Canada in the 5000 meters at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Athletics Canada announced Monday.

Latham takes 12th in heptathlon at USA outdoors Jun 28, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. -- Wisconsin women's track & field senior Deanna Latham wrapped up an incredible career on Sunday with a 12th-place finish in the heptathlon at the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

Beijing Bound: Ziemek qualifies for world championships Jun 26, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. -- Watch out world. Wisconsin's Zach Ziemek is coming for you.Ziemek, a redshirt senior, broke the Big Ten record in the decathlon with a score of 8,107 points to finish third at the 2015 USA Outdoor Championships on Friday and earned a spot on Team USA for the 2015 International Assocation of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships.

Schrobilgen collects Academic All-America accolades Jun 25, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Malachy Schrobilgen added another honor to his long list of during his time at Wisconsin, as the sophomore was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America second team on Thursday.

UW men place 11th in Program of the Year standings Jun 16, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women's track & field and cross country program placed fifth in the Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year standings, its best-ever finish in the comprehensive rankings of college running programs.

Pair of Badgers collect first-team All-America honors Jun 16, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin junior Kelsey Card and sophomore Malachy Schrobilgen earned first-team All-America honors for their performances at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 10-13, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.

Athlete of the Year Nominees: Card and Lihrman Jun 11, 2015

The Badgers enjoyed their share of success in 2014-15 and UWBadgers.com is honoring the best student-athletes, teams, performances and moments of the year. Over the next few weeks, we'll unveil the best of the Badgers in five categories: Athletes of the Year (June 9-12), Big Ten Medal of Honor (June 15-20), Team Achievements of the Year (June 22-26), Games of the Year (June 29-July 2) and Plays of the Year (July 6-10).

Masterful Malachy: Schrobilgen an All-American in 10,000 meters Jun 10, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. -- After earning All-America honors during his freshman and sophomore cross country campaigns, Malachy Schrobilgen had a main goal for the 2015 track and field season - to be a first-team All-American.The sophomore, in just his third 10,000 meters race on the track, was able to accomplish the feat Wednesday night at Hayward Field by placing eighth in a personal-best time of 29:17.07.

Lucas: Hardy's goals go beyond just being there Jun 9, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Prior to the Big Ten and NCAA West Preliminary Round competitions, Joe Hardy and Malachy Schrobilgen roomed together. Hardy is an inquisitive true freshman from Seattle; Schrobilgen is an industrious redshirt sophomore from the Chicago area.

Athlete of the Year Nominees: Richard and Schrobilgen Jun 9, 2015

The Badgers enjoyed their share of success in 2014-15 and UWBadgers.com is honoring the best student-athletes, teams, performances and moments of the year. Over the next few weeks, we'll unveil the best of the Badgers in five categories: Athletes of the Year (June 9-12), Medal of Honor (June 15-20), Team Achievements of the Year (June 22-26), Games of the Year (June 29-July 2) and Plays of the Year (July 6-10).

Jolting Joe: Hardy qualifies for NCAA Outdoor Championships May 31, 2015

Wisconsin men's track and field freshman Joe Hardy has made a habit this outdoor season of rising to the occasion in huge competitions.At the Penn Relays, Hardy ran the anchor leg in the 4xMile and led the talented field for a portion of the race before leading Wisconsin to a fifth-place finish in 16 minutes, 24.01 seconds

Schrobilgen, Thompson advance to NCAA Outdoor Championships May 29, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas -- On the first day of the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Round at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, the Wisconsin men's track team had to deal with rain, lightning delays, and hot and humid conditions.But two Badgers, Malachy Schrobilgen and Alex Thompson, were able to handle the conditions as both qualified for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the 10,000 meters and discus, respectively.

Schrobilgen earns spot on Capital One Academic All-District squad May 22, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- After winning a pair of Big Ten titles this season, Wisconsin sophomore Malachy Schrobilgen was recognized for his work in the classroom, as he was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track and Cross Country team for District 6, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday.

Wisconsin Dozen: Badgers send 12 to NCAA West Prelims May 21, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men's track and field team will send 12 athletes to next week's 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Round as the Badgers' dozen looks to punch their tickets to the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Hardy honored as Big Ten Freshman of the Year May 19, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- For the fourth time in program history, a Wisconsin men's track and field athlete was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, as freshman Joe Hardy earned the honor on Tuesday after his triumph in the 1500 meters at the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Badgers shock Big Ten with strong performance in 1500 meters May 17, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- There's a reason why races aren't run on paper.Heading into this weekend's 1500 meters at the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, freshman Joe Hardy held the conference's eighth-best time of 3 minutes, 44.81 seconds, while sophomore McKena Ramos, a transfer from UW-Oshkosh, had a seed time of 3:47.24 that ranked 17th in the Big Ten

Masterful Malachy: Schrobilgen sprints to Big Ten 10,000 meters title May 15, 2015

EAST LANSING, Michigan -- Wisconsin's Malachy Schrobilgen and Purdue's Matt McClintock have had quite a few battles through the years.The rivalry started at the 2013 Big Ten Cross Country Championships on McClintock's home course at Purdue, as Schrobilgen outkicked McClintock down the stretch to win the Big Ten individual title as a redshirt freshman.

Big Ten battle awaits Badgers in East Lansing May 14, 2015

EAST LANSING, Michigan - Championship season awaits the Wisconsin men's track and field team as the Badgers, the reigning Big Ten outdoor champs, head to East Lansing, Michigan, for the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.

Lihrman, Card honored again by Big Ten May 13, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- For the third time this outdoor season, the Wisconsin throwing duo of Michael Lihrman and Kelsey Card both earned Big Ten weekly honors, as Lihrman was named Co-Big Ten Men's Field Athlete of the Week, while Card earned Big Ten Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors, the league announced Wednesday.

Twice as nice: Lihrman, Card honored again by Big Ten Apr 29, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- For the second-consecutive week, Wisconsin throwers Michael Lihrman and Kelsey Card were honored Wednesday by the Big Ten, as Lihrman was named Big Ten Men's Co-Field Athlete of the Week and Card was honored as Big Ten Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Wisconsin wraps up a busy weekend Apr 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Wisconsin men's track and field team finished up competition at both the Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the Triton Invitational in San Diego on Saturday.

Ziemek leads decathlon at Drake Relays Apr 22, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Zach Ziemek, in the midst of a redshirt season for the Wisconsin men's track and field team, leads the decathlon field after the first day of the 2015 Drake Relays on Wednesday.Ziemek, a three-time first-team All-American, eclipsed the first-day plateau of 4,000 points for the sixth time in his career and leads the event with a score of 4,018 points. UW freshman Sawyer Smith, in his second-ever decathlon, sits in sixth place through five events with a personal-best first day score of 3,705, while junior Charlie Foss is close behind with 3,603 points.

Lihrman sets nation-leading mark in Louisiana Apr 18, 2015

For senior Michael Lihrman, breaking records has become a habit, as the Rice Lake, Wisconsin, native set the NCAA record in the indoor weight throw earlier this year while breaking the Big Ten record in the hammer throw last outdoor season.

Lihrman selected as Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Apr 8, 2015

MADISON, Wis. - After placing second in the invitational section of the hammer throw at the Stanford Invitational, Wisconsin men's track and field senior Michael Lihrman was pegged as the Big Ten Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the Conference announced on Wednesday.

Foss, Lihrman claim runner-up finishes in California Apr 4, 2015

Wisconsin junior Charlie Foss took second in the decathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational in Santa Barbara, California, while senior Michael Lihrman also finished second in the weight throw at the Stanford Invitational to highlight action for the Wisconsin men's track and field team on Saturday in California.

And so it begins: Wisconsin opens outdoor slate in California Apr 2, 2015

After training this week in sunny California, the Wisconsin men's track and field team opens its 2015 outdoor slate with a pair of events. UW's multi-events athletes will compete against a talented field at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational in Santa Barbara, California, while the rest of the squad will participate in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California.

Four Badgers collect first-team All-America accolades Mar 18, 2015

The Wisconsin track and field program sent four athletes to Fayetteville, Arkansas, last weekend for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. Coincidentally, all four Badgers returned home with first-team All-America honors for their individual events.

UW throws trio honored by USTFCCCA Mar 6, 2015

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin senior Michael Lihrman, junior Kelsey Card, and assistant coach Dave Dave Astrauskas were honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday as the organization announced its regional winners for the 2015 indoor track and field season.

Weight of the World Mar 5, 2015

No one has ever gone where Wisconsin's Michael Lihrman has gone as a collegian. Yet, he can go just about anywhere on campus without anyone knowing who he is or what he does.Lihrman isn't complaining. He's more than content to go about his business, which is rewriting the record book as a weight thrower. By doing so, he has placed himself in rarified air and company.

Lihrman and Card pick up Big Ten accolades Mar 3, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin men's track and field senior Michael Lihrman was named the Big Ten Conference's Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships, while UW women's track and field junior Kelsey Card was also honored as the Big Ten Conference's Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships, the Conference announced Tuesday.

Lihrman earns second-straight USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week nod Mar 3, 2015

MADISON, Wis. - For the second-straight week, Wisconsin men's track and field standout Michael Lihrman was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Men's Athlete of the Week after the senior shattered the collegiate record in the weight throw last Saturday at the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Badgers make opening statements at Big Ten meet Feb 27, 2015

The Wisconsin men's track and field team did all it could Friday to maximize scoring opportunities on the opening day of the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Championships, an effort led by distance runners, sprinters and multi-event athletes alike.

Lihrman named USTFCCCA Men's Athlete of the Week Feb 24, 2015

MADISON, Wis. - After breaking his own NCAA Division I record in the weight throw last Friday at the Red & White Open, senior Michael Lihrman was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week, the group announced Tuesday.

Lihrman named USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week Jan 27, 2015

Jan. 27, 2015MADISON, Wis. -- A day after earning Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors, Wisconsin's Michael Lihrman received a national honor, as the senior was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.It marks the first USTFCCCA weekly honor for the Rice Lake, Wisconsin, native, as he received honorable mention last year when he initially set the NCAA Division I weight throw record.In his opening meet of the 2015 season, Lihrman didn't disappoint the home crowd at the Shell, as he threw 80 feet, 3 ½ inches, on his first throw of the day in the weight throw to beat his previous personal best of 79-7 ½.Lihrman is the first UW track athlete to earn USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week honors, which began in 2012. He became the eighth American to ever throw over 80 feet in the weight throw, and is the world leader in the event this season.In addition, Lihrman is No. 6 on the world all-time list in the event, and is No 5 on the U.S. all-time list after his throw of 80-3 ½.A four-time Big Ten Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, Lihrman has never lost a collegiate competition in the weight throw as he was undefeated in all six of the meets he participated in last season.Lihrman and the Badgers continue their indoor season this weekend when they take on the Big Apple at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City.

Badgers take on Gophers in first dual meet since 1978 Jan 23, 2015

The Wisconsin track and field team will be competing head to head against Minnesota for the first in 37 years. The Border Battle continues this Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT) as the Badgers take on the Gophers in their first dual meet since 1978.

Transcript: Byrne previews Badgers' dual with Minnesota Jan 19, 2015

Jan. 19, 2015MADISON, WIS. -- Wisconsin Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne addressed the media on Monday as the Badgers face the Golden Gophers in a dual meet at The Shell.Video of Byrne'ss media session can be found above, and a complete transcript of his remarks is below.

Throwers, sprinters shine in Wisconsin's 2015 debut Jan 17, 2015

The No. 15 Wisconsin men's track and field team kicked off the 2015 indoor season with a strong showing by both throws and sprints groups. The Badgers hosted the Wisconsin Open on Saturday at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell) where they won 7 of the 15 events.

Badgers open indoor season with Wisconsin Open Jan 16, 2015

MADISON, Wis. -- A new year brings a new season for the Wisconsin track and field program, as the Badgers open their 2015 indoor campaign at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center with the Wisconsin Open on Saturday.

Darling places third at USA 5K Championships Sep 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former Wisconsin track and cross country standout Maverick Darling continued his success on the road circuit, finishing third at the USA 5K Championships Sunday in Providence.

Women's track announces 2014 class Aug 25, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne announced the addition of a strong class of student-athletes to join the Wisconsin women's track and field program this fall.

Nuttycombe to be inducted into USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Aug 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- Longtime Wisconsin men's track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe will be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday.

Badgers enjoy successful weekend on international stage Jul 28, 2014

It was an eventful weekend around the globe for current, past and future members of the Wisconsin men's track and field team, as junior Zach Ziemek, former stars Mohammed Ahmed and Maverick Darling, and incoming freshman Morgan McDonald shined on the international stage.

Trio earns spots on USTFCCCA men's track All-Academic Team Jul 25, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Three student-athletes from the University of Wisconsin men's track and field program have earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the group announced on Tuesday.

Wisconsin quartet to compete at international events Jul 11, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - A quartet of Wisconsin track athletes will compete on the big stage this month as Wisconsin's Deanna Latham and Zach Ziemek will represent the United States at the Panamerican Combined Events Cup and the Thorpe Cup, respectively, while Georgia Ellenwood and Morgan McDonald will compete at the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federations World Junior Championships

Connor earns first-team Academic All-America honors Jun 26, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - After earning the Big Ten Medal of Honor earlier this month, Wisconsin men's track standout Reed Connor added another accolade to his collection on Thursday, as the senior was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America First Team.

Athlete of the Year Nominee: Mohammed Ahmed Jun 22, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin men's track and field standout Mohammed Ahmed enjoyed a season to remember in 2014, with the senior playing an instrumental part in the Badgers' indoor and outdoor conference crowns.

Badgers finish fourth in USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings Jun 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Top-10 finishes at the NCAA cross country championships and outdoor track and field championships helped the Wisconsin men's track and field squad to a fourth-place finish in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association John McDonnell Program of the Year standings, the organization announced Monday.

Lihrman, Rigsby named UW's Athletes of the Year Jun 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- After a season filled with spectacular achievements, the University of Wisconsin has named junior men's track and field athlete Michael Lihrman as the school's Male Athlete of the Year and senior women's hockey goaltender Alex Rigsby as its Female Athlete of the Year.

Connor and Massei named Big Ten Medal of Honor winners Jun 16, 2014

Wisconsin's Reed Connor and Mary Massei were honored Monday with the Big Ten Conference's Medal of Honor for excellence in athletics and academics. The award is presented annually at each Big Ten institution to a male and female student-athlete in the graduating class who has demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

Making history: Ahmed an All-American once again Jun 13, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. -- In his final race as a Wisconsin Badger, Mohammed Ahmed accomplished a feat that the likes of Wisconsin legends Chris Solinsky, Matt Tegenkamp and Simon Bairu never accomplished -- earning first-team All-America honors in both the 5000 and 10,000 meters at the same NCAA championships.

All-Americans Lihrman, Ziemek topple school records Jun 13, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. -- Michael Lihrman has made a habit this season of breaking records, with the junior shattering marks not only at Wisconsin, but at the Big Ten and national level.Lihrman toppled his own Big Ten record in the hammer throw on Thursday at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships, as he finished third with a throw of 233 feet, 9 inches to not only earn All-America honors, but also give Wisconsin six team points.

Ahmed claims podium finish in 10,000 meters Jun 12, 2014

EUGENE, Ore.-- Senior Mohammed Ahmed entered the NCAA outdoor championships looking to add a final exclamation mark on his Badgers career.The Wisconsin men's track and field star earned his sixth All-America honor on Wednesday with a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters at Hayward Field, marking the highest-ever NCAA finish for the St. Catharines, Ontario, native.

Upperclassmen lead No. 16 Badgers into NCAA championships Jun 10, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. - Five familiar faces will lead the No. 16 Wisconsin men's track and field team into battle this weekend at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.The quintet of Mohammed Ahmed, Danny Block, Alex Brill, Michael Lihrman and Zach Ziemek all have competed at an NCAA championship event during their careers, as the group has combined for one NCAA title and nine first-team All-America honors.

Lucas: Ziemek ready to tend to unfinished business at NCAAs Jun 9, 2014

Upon the completion of the first five events -- the 100 meters, the long jump, the shot put, the high jump and the 400 meters -- Wisconsin decathlete Zach Ziemek definitely felt like he had put his best foot forward in the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Second chances: Ahmed, Block shine to earn NCAA bids May 31, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Wisconsin seniors Mohammed Ahmed and Danny Block showed their toughness on Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, as both fought through adversity to advance to the NCAA outdoor championships.

Badger pair punch tickets to Oregon May 30, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Wisconsin junior Michael Lihrman admitted he wasn't at a 100 percent while competing in the hammer throw at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Friday.

Mo-mentum: Ahmed races way into NCAA final in 10,000 meters May 30, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mohammed Ahmed is the first Badger to punch his ticket to the NCAA outdoor championships, as the decorated senior finished seventh in the semifinals of 10,000 meters at the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round on Thursday.

Connor and Brekke honored for academic success May 29, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin senior Reed Connor and sophomore Andrew Brekke earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track and Cross Country team for District 6, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

Lucas: Ahmed, Connor running for one final fantastic finish May 29, 2014

Mohammed Ahmed was handed a printout of a story from four years ago that documented his fourth-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA outdoor championships. Highlighting the copy was a photo insert of a rail-thin, bespectacled Ahmed racing for the Badgers.

Road to NCAAs begins in Fayetteville for No. 12 Badgers May 28, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Fresh off winning the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the No. 12 Wisconsin men's track and field team opens NCAA competition this weekend with the NCAA West Preliminary Round.The three-day meet, held at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Arkansas, serves as the qualifying event for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 11-14."I don't think you prepare differently for the meet," UW director of cross country and track and field Mick Byrne said. "It doesn't matter, you can put a fancy name on it, whether it's Big Tens, NCAA preliminary rounds or NCAA championships. It's all about competition. Every time you go out there you have to compete."

No. 14 Badgers to start NCAA competition with 19 athletes May 22, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 14-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will be well represented in next week's 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round, as the Badgers will send 19 athletes looking to punch their tickets to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Ahmed and Byrne earn Big Ten honors May 20, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - After leading the No. 14-ranked Badgers to a sweep of the Big Ten indoor and outdoor track titles, senior Mohammed Ahmed and Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Mick Byrne have been recognized by the Conference.

No. 14 Badgers head to Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 15, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Championship season has officially arrived for the No. 14-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team, which travels to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships this weekend.

Lihrman's record day leads Badgers at Wisconsin Open May 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Behind 10 first-place performances, a mighty heave from Michael Lihrman and an impressive throw from Ben Schreib, the Badgers had a productive day of competition at its own Wisconsin Open Saturday at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex.Lihrman couldn't have started the day any better for the No. 15-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team, as he dominated the hammer throw, the first event of the meet. The junior won with a massive, first-attempt throw of 233 feet, 3 inches, which demolished his previous best of 226-8.

No. 15 Badgers host Wisconsin Open on Saturday at McClimon Complex May 8, 2014

With championship season just one week away, the No. 15-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will host the Wisconsin Open, its only home meet of the outdoor season, this Saturday at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex.The Badgers will use the meet as a final tuneup for next weekend's 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

Fast Five: Ahmed sets personal best in 5000 meters at Stanford May 5, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sunday's Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational is annually regarded as the premier distance event of the spring for a reason. Featuring a combination of elite collegiate athletes and top professional runners, the races are fast. Really fast.That's just how Mohammed Ahmed likes it.

No. 18 Wisconsin wins Tom Botts Invitational May 3, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Thanks to nine first-place performances, the No. 18-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team edged past Missouri, 92-90, to win Saturday's Tom Botts Invitational dual meet.Babatunde Awosika notched a pair of victories by setting personal records in the 200 and 400 meters. The senior started his day by winning the 200 in 21.44 seconds, a career-best time and the fastest by a UW athlete this season. Awosika then followed up that performance with a first-place effort in the 400 in 47.16, Wisconsin's top time of the outdoor campaign.

Wisconsin to face elite competition at Payton Jordan Invite May 1, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Championship season is two weeks away, but the Badgers will face a stiff test this weekend.A quartet of distance runners will head to Palo Alto, Calif. for Sunday's Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, annually regarded as the premier distance event of the spring. The meet, hosted by Stanford, will feature a combination of elite collegiate athletes and top professional runners.

Badgers find success at Drake and Triton Apr 26, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sophomore Molly Hanson finished runner-up in the seeded 1500 meters at the 105th running of the Drake Relays, Saturday, at Drake Stadium.Hanson, a native of Dodgeville, Wis., crossed the line in 4:19.98, two seconds behind Georgia's Carly Hamilton to set a new personal-best in the event.

No. 7 Badgers to send throwers to Triton Invitational Apr 24, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - After competing in three separate meets in California last weekend, the No. 7-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will return to the Golden State once again, as UW will send its throwers to San Diego, Calif. for the Triton Invitational this Thursday-Saturday.

No. 6 Badgers cap off California trip with success Apr 19, 2014

NORWALK, Calif. - Ryan Davis made his collegiate outdoor debut in an individual event on Friday. With the way he performed on Saturday, you would have thought he was a veteran.Davis, a freshman, had the best finish of the day for the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team, winning the 400 meters in a personal-record time of 47.56 seconds at the Long Beach Invitational.

Connor shines at Mt. SAC Relays Apr 18, 2014

WALNUT, Calif. - The signature event of the 44th-annual Mt. SAC Relays on Friday was one of the last races of the night: the invitational section of the 5000 meters, which featured a combination of professional runners and some of the best collegiate athletes.Senior Reed Connor donned the cardinal and white for the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team and didn't disappoint.

No. 6 Wisconsin set for critical weekend in California Apr 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - The No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will once again divide its resources this weekend, a common theme this season, by competing in three different meets.The Badgers will send athletes to the 44th-annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., and the Long Beach Invitational at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.

Block leads No. 6 Badgers in Georgia Apr 12, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. - Led by first-place finishes in the discus, the 1500 meters and the 5000 meters, the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team wrapped up the second and final day of competition at both the Spec Towns Invitational and the UW-Platteville Invitational.

Ziemek off to career-best start at Georgia Bulldog Decathlon Apr 10, 2014

Athens, Ga. - If Zach Ziemek's performance in the decathlon on Thursday is a sign of things to come this season, the Badgers are in good hands.Making his season debut outdoors by competing at the Georgia Bulldog Decathlon in Athens, Ga., the junior currently sits in first place through five events with a day-one personal-record total of 4,191 points, besting his previous mark by 79 points.

UW to compete at Georgia Bulldog Decathlon and Spec Town Invitational Apr 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - After two consecutive meets in Florida, the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will head south once again, where the Badgers will compete in the Georgia Bulldog Decathlon/Heptathlon on Thursday and Friday and the Spec Town Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Athens, Ga.

No. 6 Wisconsin wins two at Rex Foster Invitational Apr 6, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Behind victories from James Stecker and Matt Widule, the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team wrapped up a successful weekend at the Rex Foster Invitational in Whitewater, Wis. on Sunday.

No. 6 Badgers set sights on Florida Relays Apr 3, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - After a week free from competition, the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will return to Florida this weekend for the highly-competitive Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. after opening the outdoor season two weeks ago at the Walt Disney Open.

Track teams open outdoor season at Disney Open Mar 21, 2014

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor season at the Walt Disney World Open on Friday in Orlando, Fla. The Badgers won five events on the first day of competition.

Badgers bring contenders to NCAA indoor championships Mar 13, 2014

Albuquerque, N.M. - Wisconsin will send seven athletes to Albuquerque, N.M., to compete in the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.Seven Badgers have qualified for the NCAA championships and will be represented by nine entries in seven different events. UW will be represented by six athletes from its No. 4-ranked men's track and field team, while Deanna Latham is the lone women's competitor to wear the cardinal and white.

Badgers to send seven to NCAA championships Mar 10, 2014

Led by the top seed in the 5000 meters and weight throw, the No. 5-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will be represented by eight entries at next weekend's 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Lihrman earns spot on Bowerman watch list Mar 5, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin junior Michael Lihrman became the first Badger in program history to earn a spot on the Men's Watch List for The Bowerman award, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Wednesday.

Badgers collect multiple Big Ten accolades Mar 4, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin director of cross country and track & field Mick Byrne, along with senior Reed Connor and junior Michael Lihrman earned Big Ten honors for the 2014 indoor season, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Compete, win, repeat: Badgers defend Big Ten title Mar 1, 2014

GENEVA, Ohio - Mick Byrne frequently uses the term `Badger Tough' to describe how his cross country team competes. It's a compliment, suggesting they run with grit, determination and heart.On Saturday, Byrne needed his track and field team to compete with the same mindset, and boy, did they ever.

Reed and react: Connor charges to Big Ten title Feb 28, 2014

GENEVA, Ohio -- Reed Connor questioned whether he would be able to compete this season during to an injury-riddled fall filled with nagging injuries that didn't allow him to train the way he wanted to.If he didn't already have his answer, what transpired Friday certainly gave it to him.

Card places 13th at USA Indoor Championships Feb 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. - Junior Kelsey Card earned a 13th place showing in the women's shot put at the 2014 U.S. Indoor Track & Field Championships, Sunday, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M

One and done: Lihrman sets NCAA record with world-leading throw Feb 21, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- Move aside, Dan Taylor. Michael Lihrman is the new number one.Competing at the Red & White Open at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center, Lihrman unleashed a massive heave of 79 feet, 7 1/2 inches on his first attempt in the weight throw to set the all-time NCAA Division I record in the event.

No. 5 Badgers host Red & White Open Feb 20, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 5-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field will compete in one final tune-up before next week's 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships, when the Badgers host the Red & White Open on Friday.

Cato puts on a show in pole vault at Tyson Invitational Feb 15, 2014

Fayetteville, Ark. -- For Japheth Cato, the third time is the charm.Competing in the pole vault for the third time this season, Cato literally and figuratively vaulted to new heights.The senior cleared 18 feet, 2 1/2 inches to set a new school and personal record. Cato, who finished second in the event behind defending NCAA champion and Arkansas junior Andrew Irvin's height of 18-4 1/2, demolished his previous-best performance, indoors or out, by almost eight inches.

Connor wins 5,000 meters at ISU Classic Feb 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis.-- While the Wisconsin track and field team found success at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, senior Reed Connor was setting records at the competitive ISU Classic in Ames, Iowa.

No. 5 Badgers to compete at Tyson Invitational Feb 13, 2014

After capturing an impressive team title at the competitive Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York a week ago, the No. 5-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will once again hit the road this weekend for a pair of meets in Iowa and Arkansas.

Ahmed and Lihrman impress at Armory Collegiate Invitational Feb 8, 2014

NEW YORK - Wisconsin Director of Track and Cross Country Mick Byrne said that Mohammed Ahmed should be more concerned with getting his racing legs under him than racing for a fast time in his season debut on Saturday.The senior didn't listen.

No. 4 Badgers wrap up competition at Bill Bergan Invite Feb 1, 2014

AMES, Iowa -- Headlined by freshman Ryan Davis' first-place performance and three runner-up finishes, the No. 4-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team wrapped up the three-day Bill Bergan Invitational at the Lied Recreation Center Saturday by finishing fifth overall with a team total of 60 points.

Foss and Schreib finish third and fourth in heptathlon at Bill Bergan Invite Jan 31, 2014

AMES, Iowa - The Wisconsin duo of Charlie Foss and Ben Schreib finished just where they had started in the heptathlon Friday at the Bill Bergan Invitational at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.Foss and Schreib, who sat in third and fourth place, respectively, through four events Thursday, completed the seven-event discipline on Friday in the same positions.

Lihrman named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Jan 27, 2014

Michael Lihrman's big throw on Saturday earned him a big award on Monday.The junior from Rice Lake, Wis. was recognized as the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week as the conference announced its weekly honors Monday.

Throwing his weight around: Lihrman impresses at home Jan 25, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- Michael Lihrman had only donned the cardinal and white uniform twice since transferring from UW-Stout following the 2012 track season. Each time, he walked off the track with a new school record.

Back at home: Badgers host Wisconsin Elite Invitational Jan 23, 2014

week after earning a dual-meet victory over Missouri, the No. 4-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will compete on its home track inside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell) for the second week in a row when the Badgers host the Wisconsin Elite Invitational this Friday and Saturday.

Tigers tamed: Cato, Badgers take down Missouri Jan 18, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- After eight months and 22 days, Japheth Cato is back.The senior, competing in his first meet since rupturing his Achilles tendon on a routine approach in the pole vault at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational last April, notched a pair of victories in the pole vault and high jump to score 10 points and help the No. 4-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team defeat Missouri, 86-61, in a dual meet Saturday at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell).

Badgers open with strong marks in field events Jan 17, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- The 2014 indoor season officially began for the No. 4-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team Friday with the Badger Indoor Open at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell) and freshman Riley Budde made the most of his opportunity.

Badgers kick off 2014 with pair of home meets Jan 16, 2014

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams open the 2014 indoor season at home this weekend by hosting a pair of meets at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell).

Wisconsin to host next three NCAA Great Lakes Regionals Dec 11, 2013

After hosting the NCAA Great Lakes Regional the past two seasons, Wisconsin has been selected to host the 2014, 2015 and 2016 NCAA Great Lakes Cross Country Regionals at the Zimmer Championship Course, the NCAA announced today.

Badgers finish 21st at NCAAs Nov 23, 2013

Wisconsin women's cross country runner Emma-Lisa Murphy topped off her impressive sophomore campaign by securing a piece of hardware that has been absent from UW for three years.

Going dancing: Badgers qualify for NCAA Championship Nov 16, 2013

After a fifth-place showing at the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Zimmer Championship Course on Friday, the Wisconsin women's cross country team earned its 25th appearance to the national championship meet after being selected as an at-large team to the 2013 NCAA Championship on Saturday

Badgers place fifth at Great Lakes Regional Nov 15, 2013

Badgers sophomore Emma-Lisa Murphy has led the Wisconsin women's cross country team for most of the season.That trend continued Friday at the Great Lakes Regional at the Zimmer Championship Course, but it was the runners behind her that propelled the team to a fifth-place finish and a likely spot in the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 23rd in Terre Haute, Ind.

Badgers leave nothing to chance with runner-up regional finish Nov 15, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- At the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, second place was as good as first.The No. 19-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team fought its way to a runner-up finish at the regional meet on its own Zimmer Championship Course on Friday to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA championship in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 23.

No. 19 Badgers host Great Lakes Regional Nov 14, 2013

The No. 19-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team saw one streak come to an end two weeks ago, but it plans to extend a couple of others when they host the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Friday at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course.

Badgers back at home to host NCAA Great Lakes Regional Nov 14, 2013

The Wisconsin women's cross country team returns to the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course Friday for the 2013 NCAA Great Lakes Regional in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2011.

Track announces 2014 schedule Nov 5, 2013

The Wisconsin track and field teams will host four meets in Madison for the 2014 season as part of the schedule announced by Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne.

Badgers turn attention to Big Ten championship Nov 1, 2013

Championship season has officially arrived for the No. 28-ranked Wisconsin women's cross country team, as the Badgers will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday for the 2013 Big Ten Championship.

Perfect again: Badgers win UW-Oshkosh Open Oct 25, 2013

The No. 28 Wisconsin women's cross country team earned a perfect team score of 15 Friday afternoon at the UW-Oshkosh Open at Lake Breeze Golf Course as no UW runner finished worse than 14th in the team's final race before the Big Ten Championships.

Wisconsin men up to No. 7, women check in at No. 28 in national poll Oct 22, 2013

The Wisconsin men's cross country jumped 13 spots to No. 7 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Coaches Polls, while the women's team checked in at No. 28 in the poll, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Wisconsin men up to No. 7, women check in at No. 28 in national poll Oct 22, 2013

The Wisconsin men's cross country jumped 13 spots to No. 7 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Coaches Polls, while the women's team checked in at No. 28 in the poll, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Education major Meurer visits third grade classroom Oct 15, 2013

Elaina Meurer spent this summer working as a camp counselor, and it paid off in more ways than one. The Wisconsin women's cross country and track and field athlete walked away from the experience with the knowledge of what she wants to do when she graduates -- become an elementary school teacher.

Murphy named Big Ten Co-Runner of the Week Oct 1, 2013

After leading the Badgers to a fifth-place showing against tough competition on Friday at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Wisconsin sophomore Emma-Lisa Murphy was honored as the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Co-Runner of the Week by the league on Tuesday.

Jackson named sprints coach at Wisconsin Sep 18, 2013

Kareem Jackson has been named the new men's and women's sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps coach at the University of Wisconsin, Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Mick Byrne announced Tuesday.

Perfect 15: Badgers win Sycamore Invitational Sep 14, 2013

The top-five Wisconsin runners crossed the finish line within one tenth of a second of each other Saturday morning to propel the Badgers to a perfect score of 15 points at the Sycamore Invitational.

Badgers to compete at Sycamore and Warhawk Invitationals Sep 13, 2013

The Wisconsin women's cross country team will hit the road this weekend, as the Badgers will send athletes to Terre Haute, Ind., to compete in the Sycamore Invitational, and to Whitewater, Wis., for the Warhawk Invitational.

Wisconsin opens season with Badger Opener Sep 5, 2013

After finishing runner-up at the NCAA championship a year ago, the defending Big Ten champion and No. 7-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team opens its 2013 season with the 6-kilometer Badger Opener at the Zimmer Championship Course Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Men's cross country seventh in initial coaches poll Aug 27, 2013

After checking as the preseason No. 1 team in the Great Lakes Region on Monday, the Wisconsin men's cross country squad is ranked No. 7 in the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches' Poll, which the organization released on Tuesday.

Men's cross country named preseason favorites in Great Lakes Region Aug 26, 2013

The Wisconsin men's and women's cross country teams earned a boost of confidence heading into next week's season opening meet. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations (USTFCCCA) released its preseason regional rankings Monday and had the Badgers in the top-10 for both sports.

Women's cross country check in at eighth in Great Lakes Region Aug 26, 2013

The Wisconsin men's and women's cross country teams earned a boost of confidence heading into next week's season opening meet. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations (USTFCCCA) released its preseason regional rankings Monday and had the Badgers in the top-10 for both sports.

Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Peter Tegen Aug 25, 2013

A legend in the track and field community, Peter Tegen led the Wisconsin women's cross country and track and field program to success on the conference and national stage during his 30 years as head coach.

Mick Byrne tabbed to lead combined cross country and track programs Aug 15, 2013

Mick Byrne, the head men's cross country coach and assistant track coach at Wisconsin for the past five years, has been named Director of Cross Country and Track and Field for Wisconsin's newly-combined men's and women's program, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced on Thursday.

Ready, set, Mo: Ahmed back on world stage in Moscow Aug 8, 2013

After competing on the international stage last year at the 2012 Olympics, Wisconsin senior Mohammed Ahmed is back on the big stage running for Canada in the 10,000 meters at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Saturday.

Road To Moscow: Evan Jager Aug 5, 2013

Evan Jager has come a long way from his days at Jacobs High School in Elgonquin, Illinois. Jager is one of the top American distance runners and steeplechasers. We take a look back at his road to the professional ranks as he prepares for the World Championships in Moscow.

Jager repeats as U.S. champion in steeplechase Jun 23, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The best American steeplechase will again take a run at the world's best in the event.Former Wisconsin athlete Evan Jager lived up to his role as the favorite in the 3000 steeplechase Sunday at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships, defending his national title in the event with a run of 8 minutes, 20.67 seconds inside Drake Stadium.

Once a stop along the way, Wisconsin became Nuttycombe's destination Jun 14, 2013

After accepting Dan McClimon's offer to become a Wisconsin assistant coach, Ed Nuttycombe was not planning on making a career of it. He was most grateful for the opportunity to land a Big Ten job and learn from McClimon. But he wasn't ready yet to think about putting down roots in the Midwest.

Reflections on Ed Nuttycombe's career Jun 14, 2013

Current and former athletes and colleagues offered their thoughts on Ed Nuttycombe's retirement after 30 years as the head men's track and field coach at Wisconsin.

Athlete of the Year nominees: Maverick Darling Jun 12, 2013

As part of its year-end look back, UW Athletics profiles 10 candidates this week leading up to the announcement of the 2012-13 Athlete of the Year awards this Friday. Today, we profile Athlete of the Year candidate Maverick Darling of the men's cross country and track and field teams.

Wisconsin men finish second in running for Program of the Year Jun 12, 2013

Podium finishes at the NCAA cross country and indoor track and field championships lifted Wisconsin to a runner-up finish in the race for the John McDonnell Program of the Year award, which was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

More magic? Mudd races way into NCAA final in 1500 Jun 6, 2013

The stage is set for more Mudd magic.Wisconsin sophomore Austin Mudd did what he needed to Thursday in the semifinals of the 1500 meters. Now he'll have the chance to get what he wants -- another podium finish -- when the final race is run Saturday.

Badgers' middle distance group sets stage for NCAA push May 23, 2013

Patience was key for the Badgers on Thursday.Though the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track team did not push anyone through to next month's national championships on the opening day of the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round, the Badgers did put four athletes in position to earn bids down the line.

Path to `Program of the Year' title takes Badgers to Texas May 22, 2013

You can't score if you're not in the race.That's the mentality this weekend for the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team as the Badgers begin the final leg of their quest to be the nation's best all-around team at the 2013 NCAA West Preliminary Round.

Two Badgers earn Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarships May 16, 2013

Wisconsin women's track and field and cross country athlete Hannah Knurr and men's rower Cody Rissman were named recipients of the Big Ten Conference's inaugural postgraduate scholarships, the league announced Thursday.

Defending champion Badgers in search of Big Ten Triple Crown May 8, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Championship season has arrived for the No. 11-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team, which travels to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships this weekend.The defending Big Ten outdoor champions will compete in the three-day meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in search of their first Big Ten Triple Crown since 2006-07 after winning the league's cross country and indoor track titles earlier this year.

Badgers put finishing touches on Big Ten prep at home May 4, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- If Michael Lihrman's redshirt season is any indication of what he can do with his two remaining years of eligibility, the No. 11-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will be in good hands.The junior transfer from UW-Stout, redshirting his first year with the Badgers in order to improve his skill set for his junior and senior seasons, competed unattached and won the hammer throw at Saturday's Wisconsin Open at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex.

Hatz earns conference honor with Big Ten-leading mark May 3, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - For the second time in as many weeks, a Wisconsin athlete was named co-Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week.A week after senior Elliot Krause won the honor for his remarkable performance in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, sophomore Alex Hatz captured the league's athlete of the week award. He shares the honor with Penn State's Casimir Loxsom, who also received the accolade last week.

Lone home meet offers last-chance tuneup for Big Ten championships May 3, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- With championship season just one week away, the No. 11-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will host the Wisconsin Open, its only home meet of the outdoor season, this Saturday at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex.The Badgers will use the meet as a final tuneup for next weekend's 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted by Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

Twice as nice: Cato posts pair of leading marks Apr 27, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Why do something once when you can do it twice?On the second and final day of competition at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Wisconsin junior Japheth Cato posted a pair of personal-best performances that have him atop the Big Ten in two events.

Badgers bear down on opening day at Brutus Hamilton Apr 26, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men's track and field team, in the midst of preparing for the fast-approaching championship season, began competition at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday.UW sprinters opened the first day of competition with some notable performances.

Huge throw helps Block blast own school record Apr 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- For the second time in two months, Danny Block broke his own school record.Earlier this year, the junior extended his own school record in the shot put by finishing third at the NCAA indoor championships with a heave of 65 feet, 7 inches.

Badgers set for weekend of elite competition Apr 24, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- With championship season only a couple weeks away, the Wisconsin men's track and field team continues its mid-season preparation by competing in four different meets this weekend.UW will send its most experienced distance runners to Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto Calif., and will send other distance runners to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Badgers score six wins at Musco Twilight Apr 21, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Six event wins capped a busy week for the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team Saturday at the 14th-annual Musco Twilight Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.In the 200 meters, sophomore Garret Payne won by crossing the finish line in 21.99 seconds, the second-fastest time run by a Wisconsin athlete this season. Junior Babatunde Awosika finished right behind in second in 22.15 seconds.

Fast five: Elite effort moves Krause to top of Big Ten Apr 20, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Fittingly, a run in an event named for a mountain moved Elliot Krause to the top of the heap.The Wisconsin senior lived up to his spot in the Elite Invitational section of the 5000 meters with an elite performance late Friday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Badgers wrap California Invitational decathlon Apr 18, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Charlie Foss made sure his first decathlon was a memorable one at the Mt. SAC Relays and California Invitational Combined Events in Azusa, Calif.The redshirt freshman, sitting in second place through five events Wednesday, bested previous marks in three of the five events contested Thursday to finish runner-up for the Badgers, totaling 6,800 points.

Trio of Badgers in contention halfway through decathlon Apr 17, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Even though he recorded personal-best marks in three events Wednesday, Wisconsin sophomore Zach Ziemek hopes the best is yet to come.Ziemek led the way as the No. 9-ranked Badgers opened multi-event competition at the Mt. SAC Relays and California Invitational Combined Events in Azusa, Calif., on Wednesday. He and redshirt freshmen Charlie Foss and Ben Schreib each completed the first five events of the decathlon.

Divided they run: Badgers split resources among three meets Apr 17, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will be very busy this week, competing at three separate meets.Wisconsin will send athletes to the 43rd-annual Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Combined Events in Azusa, Calif., the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the Musco Twilight Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Double the fun: Badgers run away with pair of relay crowns Apr 13, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Led by Maverick Darling and his fellow distance runners, the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team wrapped up its weekend of competition in style Saturday.Darling's win in the 1500 meters was just the beginning for the Badgers at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. He came back to contribute to one of the Badgers' two relay wins, as UW walked away with a pair of the meet's iconic wooden trophies.

Distance sweep opens busy weekend for Badgers Apr 12, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Matt McKenna made his first collegiate 5000 meters race a memorable one.The Wisconsin sophomore won the event at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, crossing the finish line in 14 minutes, 36:50 seconds. The victory marked the third time McKenna has won a race in the cardinal and white.

Badgers back at it with pair of meets down South Apr 11, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- After a week off from competition, the No. 9-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team returns to the road this weekend when the Badgers send athletes to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Sea Ray Relays and to Athens, Ga., for the Spec Towns Invitational.A number of Wisconsin distance runners will compete in the prestigious Sea Ray Relays Friday and Saturday on the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.

Some break: Badgers wrap busy week with strong performance Mar 30, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 7-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team wrapped up competition Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Invitational behind many personal-best performances and strong finishes.Junior Japheth Cato was a busy man as he continues to prepare for decathlons later this spring. Cato won the 110 hurdles in 14.11 seconds, falling just shy of his personal-record time of 14.04.

Badgers put wraps on outdoor opener Mar 23, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 7 Wisconsin men's track and field team was on the track again Saturday at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.The Badgers completed their first outdoor meet of the season, but inclement weather kept a number of events from being completed.

Badgers off and running outdoors at Alabama Relays Mar 22, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 7-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team ran outside for the first time Friday, marking the beginning of the outdoor season at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.Senior Grant Bughman had the best finish of the day, finishing fourth in the 400 meters in 49.15 seconds. Bughman set a new personal record by more than a second, besting his mark of 50.17 set in 2011.

Seventh-ranked Badgers prepare to take it outdoors Mar 21, 2013

After a successful indoor season that featured a Big Ten title and a third-place finish at the NCAA championships, the Wisconsin men's track and field team heads outside to open the outdoor season this weekend at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Shot Block-ed: Big throw powers Badger to All-America honors Mar 8, 2013

Danny Block unleashed the biggest heave of his career at just the right time, launching a throw of 65 feet, 7 1/2 inches on his final attempt in the men's shot put Friday at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships. The effort made an All-American of Block, who vaulted to third in the event's standings and then let go of a scream almost as powerful as his throw.

Badgers bring contenders to NCAA indoor championships Mar 7, 2013

Wisconsin will send seven athletes from its No. 4-ranked men's track and field team to Fayetteville, Ark.,, to compete in the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Badgers honored with All-Academic team award Mar 1, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- For the fourth-consecutive season, Wisconsin has earned the All-Academic Team award presented by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association, which the USTFCCCA handed out this week.Wisconsin finished the season with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.07 and was one of 145 institutions chosen by the USTFCCCA to receive 2012 Division I All-Academic status.

Badgers honored with All-Academic team award Mar 1, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- For the fourth-consecutive season, Wisconsin has earned the All-Academic Team award presented by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association, which the USTFCCCA handed out this week.Wisconsin finished the season with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.07 and was one of 145 institutions chosen by the USTFCCCA to receive 2012 Division I All-Academic status.

Wisconsin recognized for academic excellence Mar 1, 2013

The Wisconsin women's cross country team was honored this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as a 2012 Division I All-Academic team.

Badgers' NCAA hopes hinge on last-chance weekend Feb 28, 2013

The Badgers are not only racing against the clock this weekend, they're also racing against the calendar. Just a week removed from a dramatic win that claimed the conference title for UW at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships, the Wisconsin men's track and field team has already hit the end of the road when it comes to qualifying for the NCAA championships.

Nuttycombe again named Big Ten's top coach Feb 27, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- For the 22nd time in his career, Ed Nuttycombe has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year.The Wisconsin head coach was selected for the award on Wednesday, as the conference handed out its year-end awards for the indoor season.

Fight to the finish: Badgers battle way to Big Ten title Feb 23, 2013

When a remarkable sequence of events ended with Ed Nuttycombe's Badgers hoisting a Big Ten championship trophy last May -- the 25th under their longtime coach -- he said it might take another 25 titles to see another play out as dramatically.

Second to none: Darling breaks through to claim Big Ten title Feb 23, 2013

GENEVA, Ohio -- It was getting to the point that close didn't count much to Maverick Darling.Finishing second in a league as deep and talented as the Big Ten has become in the distance events is an accomplishment worth celebrating. At least the first time.

Building Block: School record shows junior peaking at right time Feb 15, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Just one centimeter gave Danny Block a school record. A single centimeter also kept him out of the NCAA championships.But that was a year ago, and the junior left no doubt about either circumstance with his performance Friday for the 11th-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team.

Best marks abound for Badgers on big tracks Feb 9, 2013

SEATTLE -- A different day meant similar success for the Badgers.The No. 15 Wisconsin men's track and field team continued to perform well as the Badgers resumed competition Saturday in Seattle and Ames, Iowa.

Holy Husky! Badgers race to Big Ten-leading times Feb 8, 2013

SEATTLE -- The University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor track is known to produce fast times. Tonight was no different at the Husky Classic.In the loaded invitational 5000 meters stacked with strong collegians, the Badgers notched a pair of top-10 finishes in a race in which the top nine athletes topped the nation's fastest time in the 5000 this season.

Elite competition awaits Badgers as championship season nears Feb 8, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - Don't look now, but it's quickly becoming crunch time for the Badgers.The always-compressed indoor calendar means that, even though it seems to have just started, the "regular season" is coming to a close for the No. 15-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team.

Mudd Makes Breakthrough with Sub-4-Minute Mile Feb 6, 2013

Center Grove's Austin Mudd ended his 2011 track season spectacularly. In 23 days in June, he won five major races in four states, set state records at four distances and broke Indiana high school marks that had stood since the 1970s. (via www.indystar.com)

Badgers' Schrobilgen races way to world stage Todd Grasley Feb 3, 2013

And just when Malachy Schrobilgen was getting used to wearing cardinal and white.After the performance the Wisconsin freshman put on Saturday at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships, he had better get comfortable in red, white and blue.

Badgers' Schrobilgen races way to world stage Feb 3, 2013

And just when Malachy Schrobilgen was getting used to wearing cardinal and white.After the performance the Wisconsin freshman put on Saturday at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships, he had better get comfortable in red, white and blue.

Badgers' Cato once again feeling at home at Nebraska Feb 1, 2013

Japheth Cato has once again made himself at the Devaney Center.A year after Cato's record-setting season took off inside Nebraska's indoor facility during the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, the Wisconsin senior is well on his way to defending his meet title in the heptathlon.

Badgers hope separate paths lead to similar results Feb 1, 2013

The No. 14-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will hit the road again this weekend as the Badgers travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Frank Sevigne Invitational and to South Bend, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational.

Oswego's Hjorth To Begin Her College Career As Badger Todd Grasley Jan 27, 2013

Oswego High School senior Kelsey Hjorth has had a great high school career including a recent top 25 finish at the state cross country championships, and two top ten finishes at the outdoor state meet as a junior. Her personal bests include 5:00.41 (1600 meters), 10:51.13 (3200 meters), and 17:09.00 for three miles. Those impressive times have earned her a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin where she will spend her college career as a Badger.

Badgers respond to challenge on the road Jan 26, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The Badgers faced tough competition as they went on the road for the first time this season. They did more than hold their own.The No. 10-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team finished second at the team-scored Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. Despite using a limited roster, the Badgers finished with 70 points to finish behind only winner and eighth-ranked Minnesota (123.25 points).

Competition ramps up as Badgers hit the road Jan 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 10-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will leave Madison after two home meets at The Shell to compete at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. The meet marks the first of six competitions on the road, as the Badgers do not return home until the Red & White Open on Feb. 15.

Dandy dozen: Badgers claim 12 events at Elite Invitational Jan 19, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Some people consider track and field to be an individual sport. Don't tell that to the Badgers.The No. 12-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team piled up the victories by winning 12 events at its own Wisconsin Invitational, which concluded Saturday inside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell).

Cato repeats as pentathlon champion at Elite Invitational Jan 18, 2013

In winning back-to-back Big Ten heptathlon titles, Japheth Cato proved he can play defense.His defensive efforts were successful again Friday, as the Wisconsin senior claimed the pentathlon at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational for the second-consecutive season.

Cato leads charge as Badgers open indoor season Jan 12, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Japheth Cato is always a busy man on the track. Saturday was no exception.The senior All-American competed in four events as the No. 12-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team opened the 2013 indoor season by hosting the annual Badger Track Classic inside Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell).

Men's track announces 2013 schedule Dec 14, 2012

The Wisconsin men's track and field team will include five meets in Madison for the 2013 season, which was announced Friday by head coach Ed Nuttycombe.

Beutler, Anzalone wrap up season at NCAAs Nov 17, 2012

After leading the Badgers in every meet this season, senior Ashley Beutler and sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone were once again carrying the banner for the Wisconsin women's cross country team Saturday at the 2012 NCAA Championship.

Duo of Anzalone, Beutler set to represent Badgers at NCAAs Nov 15, 2012

Step for step, senior Ashley Beutler and sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone have led the Wisconsin women's cross country team all season. After consistently finishing at the front for the Badgers, the duo will fittingly close out the season together by racing among the nation's elite at the 2012 NCAA Championship this Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

Byrne meets media in advance of NCAA championship Nov 13, 2012

Wisconsin men's cross country coach Mick Byrne met the media Monday as part of UW Athletics' weekly news conference to discuss his No. 4-ranked Badgers' trip to the 2012 NCAA Championship this Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

Badgers' Beutler, Anzalone book return trip to NCAAs Nov 9, 2012

Senior Ashley Beutler and sophomore Gabrielle Anzalone have led the Badgers all season long with strong performances and leadership experience.So it came as no surprise when the duo crossed the line first for Wisconsin on Friday at the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Badgers' title defense begins on home course Nov 8, 2012

The Badgers have made a habit of breaking their own records, and they don't have any plans to give up this weekend.After winning its conference record 14th-straight Big Ten title on Oct. 28, the No. 6-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team returns home looking to extend another streak at the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Friday at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course.

Badgers' goals set for NCAA Great Lakes Regional Nov 6, 2012

As the Wisconsin women's cross country team returns to the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course to host the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Friday, UW head coach Jim Stintzi has one goal for his team."We have to be in the top four to advance, so that's a real simple thing for us to know what we have to do," Stintzi said. "That's the goal this weekend, to be somewhere in the top four."

Transcript: Jim Stintzi press conference Nov 5, 2012

Comments from UW head coach Jim Stintzi's press conference at Camp Randall Stadium. Comments from UW head coach Jim Stintzi's press conference at Camp Randall Stadium

A team effort Oct 26, 2012

14."It means history, tradition,'' said Wisconsin men's cross country coach Mick Byrne. "It means that your program has been on top of the heap for a long time.''14."It means that you better pay attention to details,'' Byrne continued, "because everybody is coming for you, everybody is taking a shot at you, everybody wants to beat you.''

Wisconsin set to begin championship season Oct 25, 2012

Which team will show up on Sunday?That is the question UW head coach Jim Stintzi wants answered as the Badgers travel to East Lansing, Mich., for the 2012 Big Ten Championship.

Behind top trio, Badgers race for 14th-straight Big Ten title Oct 25, 2012

Will the streak continue? That answer will come Sunday.What's certain for the Badgers is who will step up in an effort to keep that streak alive.The No. 20-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team will try to win its 14th-consecutive conference title at the 2012 Big Ten Championship Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in East Lansing, Mich.

Badgers earn No. 25 ranking Oct 24, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men's swimming team has had a great start to the 2012-13 season and people are taking notice. The Badgers opened the 2012-13 College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings as the No. 25 team in the country.

Badgers set for final championship season tune-up Oct 18, 2012

The Wisconsin women's cross country team competes in its final meet of the regular season this Friday, when the Badgers head to the Oshkosh Open for their final tune-up before championship season gets underway.

Darling named Big Ten Athlete of the Week Oct 16, 2012

After leading the No. 20-ranked Badgers to a 17th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Friday, senior Maverick Darling was honored as the Big Ten Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week by the league on Tuesday.

UW ready to host elite field Oct 11, 2012

After three-consecutive impressive performances on the road, the Wisconsin women's cross country team returns home Friday when the No. 29-ranked Badgers host the fourth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational at the Zimmer Championship Course.

Badgers prepare to host nation's elite Oct 5, 2012

The fourth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational is fast approaching as the Wisconsin men's and women's cross country teams prepare to host the nation's most elite collegiate competition at the Zimmer Championship Course next Friday, Oct. 12.

Badgers prepare to host nation's elite Oct 5, 2012

The fourth-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational is fast approaching as the Wisconsin men's and women's cross country teams prepare to host the nation's most elite collegiate competition at the Zimmer Championship Course next Friday, Oct. 12.

Beutler named Big Ten Runner of the Week Sep 25, 2012

After leading the Badgers to the team title at the Panorama Farms Invitational Saturday, senior Ashley Beutler was honored as the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week by the league on Tuesday.

Badgers men win eighth-straight behind group effort Sep 15, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 1-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team earned its second victory of the season -- and its eighth-consecutive team title -- in the 8-kilometer Wolfie Invitational Saturday in Stony Brook, N.Y.

Badgers head east for Wolfie Invitational Sep 14, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 1-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team, winners of seven meets in a row dating back to last season, seeks its eighth-consecutive team title when the Badgers head to Stony Brook, N.Y. to compete in the 8-kilometer Wolfie Invitational Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

Brill, Badgers cruise to season-opening win Sep 7, 2012

The No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Wisconsin men's cross country team opened its 2012 season with a victory in the 6.3-kilometer Badger Opener at Zimmer Championship course on Friday.

Top-ranked Badgers open season at home Sep 6, 2012

The defending national and Big Ten champion and No. 1-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team opens its 2012 season with the 8-kilometer Badger Opener at the Zimmer Championship Course Friday at 5 p.m.

Jorgensen's Olympics debut deflated by flat tire Aug 4, 2012

A flat tire let the air out of Gwen Jorgensen's Olympic debut Saturday. The equipment issues on her bike relegated the University of Wisconsin alumna to a 38th-place finish in the triathlon at the Olympic Games in London, where she finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 34 seconds.

Ahead of time: Ahmed wouldn't wait to realize Olympic dream Aug 3, 2012

Mohammed Ahmed, then a 19-year-old University of Wisconsin freshman from St. Catharines, Ontario, was still riding the momentum of a fourth-place finish in the 10,000 meters at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships when he reported to Team Canada for the world junior championships.

Tri and succeed: Rapid rise has Jorgensen in Olympic medal hunt Aug 2, 2012

As part of the parade of U.S. Olympians during the 2012 Opening Ceremony, there was a slight temptation on Gwen Jorgensen's part to get her picture taken with LeBron and Kobe, especially since the bigger-than-life NBA stars were so accommodating to all such requests. Jorgensen resisted any such urge. "But if I would have asked them, they would have taken a picture with me, for sure,'' she said.

Mudd to carry U.S. banner at IAAF World Junior Championships Jul 9, 2012

After an extremely successful debut season for the Badgers, Wisconsin freshman Austin Mudd is set to wrap up his first collegiate season by competing for the United States this week at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Staisiunaite surges to Olympics berth in hurdles Jun 27, 2012

Egle Staisiunaite recorded the best time of her career Wednesday at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, blazing to a time of 56.58 seconds that secured her a spot not only in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles, but also in the Olympic Games.

Krause repeats as Academic All-American Jun 21, 2012

Elliot Krause was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team on Wednesday, as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced honorees in men's track and field and cross country.

Badgers' Mudd looks to run onto world stage Jun 15, 2012

Now, with his first collegiate season in the books, the Wisconsin middle distance runner looks to take his young career to yet another level. Mudd returns to his home state with eyes on joining Team USA for next month's 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona.

Athlete of the Year nominees: Dorcas Akinniyi Jun 14, 2012

As part of its year-end look back, UW Athletics profiles 10 candidates this week leading up to the announcement of the 2011-12 Athlete of the Year awards this Friday. Today, we profile Athlete of the Year candidate Dorcas Akinniyi of the women's track and field team.

Athlete of the Year nominees: Japheth Cato Jun 12, 2012

Japheth Cato became just the seventh athlete in NCAA history to break the 6,000-point plateau in the heptathlon, achieving the feat at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships. A total score of 6,082 points gave Cato the No. 5 score in collegiate history and led him to a runner-up finish and All-America honors at the national meet.

All-American story: Krause races to sixth at NCAA championships Jun 7, 2012

After a pair of close calls that left him on the outside looking in, Elliot Krause finally got his crack at the NCAA championships 10,000 meters on Wednesday. The Wisconsin junior proved worthy of the opportunity by racing to a time of 29 minutes, 2.89 seconds that was good for a sixth-place finish and All-America honors at Drake Stadium.

Nuttycombe, Ahmed honored with regional awards Jun 4, 2012

After helping put the Wisconsin men's track and field team back atop the Big Ten Conference, a pair of key contributors to the Badgers' conference title were honored Monday with the release of regional award winners by the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Helgren's big leap puts 'real world' on hold May 27, 2012

Jordan Helgren's summer schedule suddenly looks a little different. Jordan Helgren's summer schedule suddenly looks a little different. Jordan Helgren's summer schedule suddenly looks a little different.

Mudd makes way to NCAA championships with strong run May 26, 2012

Displaying some "serious running" of his own, the Wisconsin freshman displayed a strong and confident performance on Friday, hitching himself to UC Irvine's Charles Jock and UC Santa Barbara's Ryan Martin and running with the nation's leaders to an NCAA championships berth.

Night moves: Krause races way to NCAA championships May 25, 2012

Elliot Krause anticipated the move that was coming midway through the men's 10,000 meters Thursday at the 2012 NCAA Preliminary Round and responded with a performance over the closing laps that has him headed to the NCAA outdoor championships for the first time.

Badgers carry momentum into NCAA Preliminary Round May 23, 2012

It's back to work for a record number of Badgers this weekend, as the No. 15 Wisconsin men's track and field team heads to Austin, Texas, looking to advance athletes through the 2012 NCAA West Preliminary Round on their path to the NCAA championships.

Badgers coach Davis talks NCAA preliminary round May 21, 2012

Wisconsin women's track and field assistant coach Nate Davis took part in UW Athletics' weekly news conference on Monday to provide updates on the Badgers and preview this weekend's 2012 NCAA Preliminaries.

Nuttycombe looks ahead to NCAA preliminary round May 21, 2012

Wisconsin men's track and field head coach Ed Nuttycombe took part in UW Athletic's weekly news conference on Monday to look back on the team's Big Ten championship and preview the 25 Badgers qualified for this weekend's 2012 NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas.

Nuttycombe earns 21st Big Ten Coach of the Year award May 15, 2012

For the 21st time in his career, Ed Nuttycombe has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year.The Wisconsin head coach was announced as a unanimous selection for the award on Tuesday, as the conference handed out its year-end awards for the outdoor season.

Back on top: Gutsy Badgers rally for Big Ten title May 13, 2012

Nuttycombe walked out of the Dan McClimon Memorial Track on Sunday carrying the trophy that will soon occupy the blank spot on his wall, the reward for an outstanding team effort that saw the Wisconsin men battle to their first Big Ten outdoor championship since 2007.

Big day stakes Badgers to Big Ten lead May 12, 2012

Keepers of the Wisconsin men's track and field history book were in need of a pencil and eraser on Saturday, after a number of Badgers scratched out old names and wrote themselves in.

Distance trio offers Badgers big first-day boost May 11, 2012

Podium finishes by Elliot Krause and Ryan Collins propelled the No. 17 Wisconsin men's track and field team to an early lead in the team race at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships late Friday at the McClimon Complex.

Bringing out the best May 11, 2012

BY MIKE LUCAS: UWBadgers.comDon't tell Austin Mudd that nobody remembers who finishes second. Mudd remembers. How could he forget? His second place finish came in Jim Ryun's "Dream Mile'' to Lukas Verzbicas; only the fifth high school runner in history to break four minutes.

Badgers trio can hang hat on heptathlon May 10, 2012

Wisconsin women's track coach Jim Stintzi carefully measured his response to a question about the competitiveness of Dorcas Akinniyi, Jessica Flax and Deanna Latham; a trio of multi-event athletes whose uniqueness as individuals belies their single-mindedness as teammates; all of which was underscored after their 1-2-3 finish in the pentathlon at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Hosting Big Ten meet a big opportunity for Badgers May 9, 2012

It has been 10 years since Wisconsin last hosted the Big Ten outdoor championships. However, it has been only two-years since the Badgers' last top-three finish and they are determined not to wait another eight.

Time on his side May 9, 2012

The clock never lies, something Mohammed Ahmed used to realize his Olympic dream

Stintzi previews Big Ten championships May 8, 2012

Wisconsin women's track and field head coach Jim Stintzi took part in UW Athletics' weekly news conference on Monday to provide updates on the Badgers and preview this weekend's 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Badgers claim 10 events in regular-season finale May 5, 2012

After handling the Wisconsin Open on Saturday -- with Badgers winning 10 different events on the day -- the Wisconsin women's track and field team built plenty of home-track momentum before welcoming in next weekend's Big Ten championships.

Experiece fuels Badgers on Senior Day May 5, 2012

One final opportunity to compete before next weekend's Big Ten championships, the Wisconsin Open proved an effective last tuneup for the No. 17 Wisconsin men's track and field team, which saw a number of athletes record their best marks of the season.

Rennhack spears school record with big throw in javelin Apr 29, 2012

Senior Megan Rennhack brought in the top performance for Wisconsin at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif. Rennhack shattered her own school record by nearly 10 feet with a throw of 163 feet, 4 inches in the javelin.

Smith, Jakutyte lead divided Badgers squad Apr 27, 2012

On the heels of a record-breaking performance, junior Taylor Smith again landed the top showing for the Wisconsin women's track and field team Friday at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, Calif.

Where the action is: Badgers head back to California Apr 27, 2012

Following a week in which it divided up resources and competed in four separate meets, the No. 21 Wisconsin men's track and field team will once again go its separate ways, sending two groups to compete in California.

Badgers divide attention between meets to focus on big marks Apr 25, 2012

The Wisconsin women's track and field team returns to the sunny coast of California for this weekend's Triton Invitational. However, the meet hosted by UC San Diego is just a third of the Badgers' workload for the weekend. UW will also send some athletes to the 103rd running of the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa as well as to Standford's Payton Jordan invitational.

Badgers post top marks at Mt. SAC Apr 21, 2012

The second day of the Mt. SAC Relays opened with a seventh-place performance in the pole vault by freshman Courtney Walden for the Wisconsin women's track and field team in Walnut, Calif.

Five to represent Badgers at NCAA championships Mar 5, 2012

Five athletes will represent the Wisconsin women's track andf ield team at this weekend's 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho, with the announcement of the field for the meet made Monday by the NCAA.

Men's track qualifies six for NCAA championships Mar 5, 2012

The Wisconsin men's track and field team will send XXX athletes to compete in this weekend's 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho. The announcement of the field for the champions was made Monday by the NCAA.

Going the distance: Badgers' relay secures NCAA berth Mar 2, 2012

Friday marked one final chance for many members of the Wisconsin men's track and field team to qualify for next weekend's NCAA indoor championships, with Badgers competing at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier and Alex Wilson Invitational.

Last Chance: Badgers make final push for NCAA championships Mar 1, 2012

Members of the Wisconsin men's track and field team will have one last chance at qualifying for the NCAA indoor championships this weekend as they split up and compete at Notre Dame's Alex Wilson Invitational and their own Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier.

Cato named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year Feb 28, 2012

The Wisconsin sophomore has earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year honors, with the conference's announcement of its seasonal awards made Tuesday following last weekend's league championship meet.

Opening statement: Strong start has Badgers second at Big Tens Feb 24, 2012

A multi-event athlete by trade, Japheth Cato has never been one to settle on doing just one thing. He did it all for the Badgers on Friday.The sophomore led the charge for an impressive opening day of competition for the Wisconsin men's track and field team, which stands second to host Nebraska midway through the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships in Lincoln, Neb.

Badgers get tuned up for Big Ten championships Feb 17, 2012

The Wisconsin men's track and field team hosted the Red and White Open Friday, getting one last chance to tune up before heading to Lincoln, Neb., next weekend for the Big Ten indoor championships.

Wisconsin named Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year Feb 16, 2012

After winning its first NCAA Championship since 2005, the Wisconsin men's cross country team earned another titlethis season being named Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) this week.

Badgers recognized for academic excellence Feb 15, 2012

The Wisconsin women's cross country team was honored this week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as a 2011 Division I All-Academic team.

Smith's record throw part of strong tuneup for Badgers Feb 11, 2012

The Wisconsin women's track and field team wrapped up a busy weekend on Saturday. Split three ways, the Badgers finished the Iowa State Classic, Tyson Invitational and UW-Platteville Invitational with promising results heading into their final meet before the Big Ten indoor championships.

Cato named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Feb 6, 2012

After tallying 5,939 points in a record-setting performance in the heptathlon last weekend, Japheth Cato was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career Monday.

Heat sheets available for Wisconsin Invitational Jan 19, 2012

For the second-consecutive week, the Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams will compete on their home track inside the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell). UW hosts the Wisconsin Invitational this Friday and Saturday.

Nov 21, 2011

Five for fighting: Badgers ready to battle for national title Nov 18, 2011

MADISON, Wis. -- Pressure can manifest itself in many ways for elite athletes."Pressure,'' Mohammed Ahmed said, "is opportunity.''"Pressure,'' Maverick Darling said, "is knowing that everyone is looking to you to win.''That would cover expectations as a team and/or an individual.Pressure can translate into other things, too.

Four Badgers earn All-Great Lakes Region honors Nov 17, 2011

After their team's fourth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, four members of the Wisconsin women's cross country team were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their performances.

Stintzi meets media as Badgers prepare for NCAA championship Nov 15, 2011

Wisconsin women's cross country head coach Jim Stintzi reflected on the Badgers' at-large bid to their 24th NCAA appearance and their first since 2008, during his press conference Monday at Camp Randall Stadium.Archived video of the media session is available through the link above, and a complete transcript of Byrne's remarks can be found below.

Badgers climb into national poll at No. 28 Nov 1, 2011

After a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Big Ten Championship, the Wisconsin women's cross country team finds itself at No. 28 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTCCCA) National Coaches Poll this week.

Stintzi previews Wisconsin adidas Invitational with media Oct 11, 2011

Wisconsin women's cross country head coach Jim Stintzi joined the UW Athletics weekly press conference Monday and looked ahead to the third-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational, which the Badgers will host Friday at the Zimmer Championship Course.

Anzalone named Big Ten Runner of the Week Oct 4, 2011

After leading the Badgers to second place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, freshman Gabrielle Anzalone was honored as the Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week by the league on Tuesday.

Brice named Co-Runner of the Week Sep 21, 2011

Sophomore earns second career award after winning Orange and Blue Preview.Sophomore earns second career award after winning Orange and Blue Preview.

Akinniyi opens NCAA heptathlon with familiar fast start Jun 9, 2011

There's something about Drake Stadium that lends itself to fast starts for Dorcas Akinniyi. Now it's just a matter of carrying that momentum to the finish for Akinniyi, who positioned herself remarkably well on the opening day of the heptathlon at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Staisiunaite goes out in style at NCAA championships Jun 9, 2011

True to her nature, Egle Staisiunaite walked off the track somewhat disappointed on Wednesday. That quality of never being satisfied probably had a lot to do with the fact that the University of Wisconsin senior put together such a satisfying close to her career.

Separate ways: Ahmed, Connor charge into championships May 29, 2011

Their routes were completely different but, on Saturday, Mohammed Ahmed and Reed Connor managed to arrive at the same destination. Racing in separate heats that played out markedly different from one another, the University of Wisconsin teammates both did exactly what they needed to in order to advance out of the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Round.

Pleasant surprise: Freshman Brill advances to NCAAs May 28, 2011

lex Brill proved Friday that there's nothing wrong with exceeding expectations. Especially when they're your own. The freshman punched a ticket to next month's NCAA championships by racing his way to an 11th-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Round, and few in the Hayward Field crowd were as surprised as the man himself.

Moving day: Staisiunaite in position for NCAA berth May 27, 2011

Compared to her workhorse effort at the Big Ten championships, Thursday's effort was just another day at the office for Egle Staisiunaite. Still, she put herself in position to work some longer hours on Friday.

'Competitors' Block, Smith seek next step in young careers May 26, 2011

By Mike Lucas  |  Although they specialize in the same events - the shot put and the discus - they hail from very different parts of the country. Taylor Smith is a sophomore from League City, Texas (just outside of Houston); Dan Block is a freshman from Hanover Park, Ill. (just outside of Chicago).

NCAA preliminary round is primary focus for men's track May 25, 2011

The Wisconsin men's track and field team will send 18 athletes to compete in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round this week in Eugene, Ore. The three-day competition runs Thursday through Saturday at Hayward Field.

Women's track begins postseason push in Eugene May 25, 2011

The Wisconsin women's track and field team will send 13 athletes to compete in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round this week in Eugene, Ore. The three-day competition runs Thursday through Saturday at Hayward Field.

Badgers punch tickets for NCAA preliminary round May 19, 2011

With Thursday's announcement of declared entries by the NCAA, the Badgers have qualified a total of 31 athletes -- 18 men and 13 women -- to compete in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round in Eugene, Ore. The three-day competition, which serves as the qualifying round for the NCAA outdoor championships, will be held May 26-28 at Hayward Field.

Road to NCAA championships begins for Badgers May 19, 2011

With Thursday's announcement of declared entries by the NCAA, the Badgers have qualified a total of 31 athletes -- 18 men and 13 women -- to compete in the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round in Eugene, Ore. The three-day competition, which serves as the qualifying round for the NCAA outdoor championships, will be held May 26-28 at Hayward Field.

First time's a charm: Connor charges to Big Ten title May 15, 2011

Finding Badgers among the frontrunners in distance events is an expectation at the Big Ten championships. Even so, Reed Connor found a way to pull off a surprise as the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships came to a close Sunday.

May 15, 2011

Grzesiak's rally highlights Badgers' day at Big Tens May 15, 2011

Faced with competing on a cold, damp and dreary day like Saturday, it would be easy for an athlete to hang his head. However, in spite of the dismal conditions, several members of the Wisconsin men's track and field team put their heads down and got to work at the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Flax's performance puts Badgers in podium position May 14, 2011

One streak is going to end for the Wisconsin women's track and field team this weekend, but Jessica Flax has the opportunity to continue another.With a strong showing to open the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Friday, Flax put herself in position to contend for a conference title in the heptathlon.

Walking off on top: Beth, Rucks go from back of pack to contenders May 12, 2011

By Mike Lucas  |  Five years ago, Zach Beth and Luke Rucks were in survival mode during a slow, painful transition to an all-consuming UW running culture that was totally unlike anything they experienced in high school."Every day was a constant struggle,'' Beth said.

Records tumble rapidly at Twilight Invitational May 6, 2011

Throwers from the Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams have used the past two seasons to rewrite their school record books. Two Badgers used an even more accelerated timeframe Friday.

Badgers battle for runner-up finish distance medley relay Apr 30, 2011

Getting hold of a champion's flag at the Drake Relays is always a major accomplishment. Grabbing a flag in consecutive years is an even steeper challenge, as the Wisconsin men's track and field team can attest after trying to defend its crown in the distance medley relay Saturday.

By a mile: Badgers roll to relay title at Drake Apr 29, 2011

Maverick Darling wore blue spikes in his shoes, hoping it would bring him some luck on Drake Stadium's blue track. Reed Connor finished with only half of his spikes after shedding a shoe midway through his four-lap leg.

Carrying on: Beth looks to continue recent Relays tradition Apr 29, 2011

Winning on the big stage provided by the Drake Relays -- which will be run for the 102nd time this weekend -- is something Zach Beth knows well. In fact, each of the last two times the Wisconsin senior has walked onto the track at Drake Stadium, he's walked off the blue oval doing a victory lap.

Live Blog: Badgers at 102nd Drake Relays Apr 28, 2011

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Badgers set for Steve Scott Invitational Apr 27, 2011

The majority of the Wisconsin women's track and field team head out west for the Steve Scott Invitational at Irvine, Calif., while a few select throwers join the men's team at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Badgers head to 102nd Drake Relays Apr 26, 2011

The No. 22-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team makes yet another trip to Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the 102nd running of the annual Drake Relays.

Krause's top time earns Big Ten weekly award Apr 20, 2011

Elliot Krause is 1-for-1 so far this outdoor season, as the Wisconsin sophomore's first race of the season netted Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Honors from the conference on Wednesday.

Badgers wrap busy weekend with big marks Apr 17, 2011

The Wisconsin men's track and field team's performance list has a distinctly different look after the Badgers wrapped up their busiest weekend of competition in a pair of meets Saturday.

Rennhack moves up with big throw in javelin Apr 9, 2011

The Wisconsin women's track and field team returns from a successful meet at UW-Whitewater. Junior Megan Rennhack's javelin performance moves her to No. 2 spot in the Big Ten.

Badgers head to Rex Foster Open Apr 7, 2011

The Wisconsin women's track and field team stays in state to compete in the Rex Foster Open hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Badgers take home relay records Apr 2, 2011

The Badger women wrapped up the Florida Relays this weekend at the two-day meet. They return from Gainesville, Fla., with two relay records.

Badgers close NCAAs with three more All-Americans Mar 12, 2011

The No. 17 Wisconsin men's track and field team closed the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday the same way it opened the national meet a day earlier, by adding to its list of All-Americans.

Darling, Ahmed blaze to All-America honors at NCAAs Mar 12, 2011

Competing in his first national indoor meet, Maverick Darling earned first-team All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. And it didn't take him long to do so, either.

Akinniyi's record day paves way for All-America honors Mar 11, 2011

With personal-best performances in the 60-meter hurdles, high jump and 800 meters, Dorcas Akinniyi went on to post a career-high score of 4,254 points and again earn All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas.

Beth races to another NCAA championships bid Mar 5, 2011

The Wisconsin men's track and field team already had four first-time qualifiers earn their way into next week's 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships. Now, the Badgers can add another veteran of the national meet to their lineup.

Heat sheets available for NCAA Qualifier meet Mar 3, 2011

With the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships just a week away, the Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams seek to add to their list of national-meet qualifiers by hosting an NCAA Qualifier at The Shell on Friday.

Heat sheets available for NCAA Qualifier meet Mar 3, 2011

With the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships just a week away, the Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams seek to add to their list of national-meet qualifiers by hosting an NCAA Qualifier at The Shell on Friday.

Celebrate UW's Black History: sprinter Lloyd LaBeach Feb 28, 2011

During the month of February, the University of Wisconsin Athletics program will highlight several athletes and historic moments in recognition of Black History Month. Today we honor Lloyd LaBeach, the "Jamaican Flash" who was a UW track star that went on to win two bronze medals at the 1948 Olympics.

Repeat the feat: Akinniyi claims Big Ten pentathlon title Feb 27, 2011

The multi-events at the Big Ten championships continue to be Dorcas Akinniyi's playground. The Wisconsin junior successfully defended her conference title in the pentathlon on Saturday, leading the charge for the Badgers on the opening day of the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships at Lambert Fieldhouse.

Performances put Badgers in position at Big Ten meet Feb 26, 2011

The 16th-ranked Badgers advanced athletes in each of the eight events that had preliminary rounds Saturday and earned its 25 first-day points by scoring in three others that were contested as finals. Those 25 points have the Badgers in fourth after the first day of competition, with Ohio State's opening-day total of 34 points good for the lead in the team race.

Defending champ Akinniyi leads Badgers into Big Tens Feb 25, 2011

The Wisconsin women's track and field team looks to improve upon its fifth-place finish at last year's conference meet as competition begins Saturday in the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

Badgers head to Big Ten indoor championships Feb 25, 2011

Ed Nuttycombe believes the field at this weekend's 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships is as wide-open as he's seen. That has the 16th-ranked Badgers hopeful they can close out their first conference indoor title since 2008.

Race to the top: Men's track looks to return to Big Ten peak Feb 25, 2011

By Mike Lucas  |  Having won eight of the last 10 Big Ten indoor men's track titles, UW coach Ed Nuttycombe has a pulse on what it takes to be a team champion. Based on his experience, he has put together his own short list of potential contenders for the 2011 crown. Only the list isn't short.

Badgers get set for championship season Feb 18, 2011

With the start of championship season just a week away, the Wisconsin men's track and field team attempted to work out some final kinks Friday at the Red & White Open.

Heat sheets available for Red & White Open Feb 17, 2011

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams will get in some final preparation for next week's Big Ten indoor championships when the Badgers host the Red & White Open at The Shell on Friday.

Heat sheets available for Red & White Open Feb 17, 2011

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams will get in some final preparation for next week's Big Ten indoor championships when the Badgers host the Red & White Open at The Shell on Friday.

Badgers break into national rankings Feb 15, 2011

The Wisconsin men's track and field team broke into the national rankings this week. The Badgers are ranked 13th in the USTFCCCA Division l National Team Computer Rankings.

Men's track opens weekend at Iowa State Classic Feb 11, 2011

Junior Brady Hammon led the Wisconsin men's track and field team Friday as the Badgers opened the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa. One of only four Badgers competing Friday, Hammon finished 28th out of 129 total runners in the 200 meters, with his time of 22.05 good for a new personal best.

Darling earns Big Ten Athlete of the Week Feb 8, 2011

Maverick Darling's top-notch performance in the 3,000 meters last weekend at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational not only earned him an automatic NCAA qualifying time but also grabbed the team's first Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor for the 2011 indoor season.

Akinniyi earns Big Ten weekly award Feb 7, 2011

Badger Dorcas Akinniyi's performance in the pentathlon last weekend at the Husker Invitational earned the two-time All-American the season's first Big Ten honor.

GaREAT run punches NCAA ticket for Darling Feb 5, 2011

Maverick Darling set the tone for the Wisconsin men's track and field team Saturday by laying down an automatic NCAA qualifying time to win the 3,000 meters at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.

Badgers run away with Elite Invitational title Jan 29, 2011

Wins in eight events -- including an automatic NCAA qualifying mark for Japheth Cato in the heptathon -- powered the Badgers to a win in their own Wisconsin Elite Invitational on Saturday at The Shell.

Stintzi previews Wisconsin Women's Invitational Jan 25, 2011

With his team set to host the Wisconsin Women's Invitational on Friday at The Shell, women's track and field head coach Jim Stintzi met with the media Monday to discuss the meet and the Badgers' early-season progress.

Smith's school record highlights opener for Badgers Jan 15, 2011

If Saturday's results at the Badger Track Classic were any indication, Taylor Smith could have a very special year. Her performance in throws led the way as the Wisconsin women's track team scored wins in eight events to open the 2011 season Saturday at The Shell.

Smith shines on second day of Badger Track Classic Jan 15, 2011

MADISON, Wis. -- Led by sophomore Taylor Smith's new school record of 51 feet, 11 1/4 inches in the shot put, the Wisconsin women's track and field team captured the top spot in eight of 16 events at the Badger Track Classic on Saturday.

Heat sheets available for Badger Track Classic Jan 13, 2011

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams open the 2011 indoor season Friday and Saturday by hosting the Badger Track Classic at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (The Shell).

Eight Badgers earn Academic All-Big Ten honors Dec 2, 2010

A total of 60 University of Wisconsin student-athletes have earned the distinction of being named Academic All-Big Ten for the 2010 fall season, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

Badgers finish third at NCAA Championship Nov 22, 2010

Three All-America finishes by sophomores Mohammed Ahmed and Maverick Darling, followed senior Landon Peacock, led UW to a third-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships.

Sisson receives All-American nod at 2010 NCAA Championships Nov 22, 2010

Freshman Emily Sisson of the Wisconsin women's cross country team placed her name in the record books at the NCAA Championship on Monday, Nov. 22, as she staked claim to her first-ever All-American accolade with a 14th-place individual finish.

Transcript from Mick Byrne's press conference Nov 17, 2010

Wisconsin men's cross country coach Mick Byrne met with the media on Nov. 13. Byrne provided a recap of the Badgers' successes, along with a preview for the NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 22.

Sisson named Big Ten Freshman of the Year Nov 2, 2010

For the third time in the last five years the Wisconsin women's cross country team took home Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors as Emily Sisson earned the 2010 accolade.

Peacock paves way for Badgers' 12th-straight Big Ten title Oct 31, 2010

Landon Peacock out-leaned Indiana's Andrew Bayer in a fantastic finish to claim his first-ever individual conference title and, in the process, powered the Badgers to an unprecedented 12th-consecutive Big Ten crown Sunday in front of a large home crowd at the Zimmer Championship Course.

Numerous goals achieved, pursuit still drives Byrne Oct 29, 2010

By Mike Lucas  |  Sustaining the success of the UW men's cross country program - 11 consecutive Big Ten championships heading into Sunday's conference meet - has not been a burden for head coach Mick Byrne. Not when you consider Byrne won 17 straight league titles at Iona College before coming to Madison three years ago. And not when you consider Byrne's engaging take on life.

Stintzi hopes supporting cast comes up big at Big Tens Oct 27, 2010

With the Big Ten Championships a mere three days away at UW's home course for the first time since 2000, you would think that the Wisconsin women's cross country team would be feeling a bit uneasy. But according to head coach Jim Stintzi, this isn't the case.

Bryne and UW up for rematch with Indiana Oct 26, 2010

With the 2010 Big Ten Championships descending on Madison for the first time since 2000, head coach Mick Byrne discussed a variety of storylines Monday at the Wisconsin Athletics' weekly news conference.

Tremendous tune-up before the Big Tens Oct 24, 2010

Going into the UW-Oshkosh Open on Oct. 22, the Wisconsin women's cross country team was looking to round out its regular season with a solid performance before the Big Ten Championships on Oct. 31.

Badgers looking to close out regular season on a high note Oct 21, 2010

With the Big Ten Championships drawing near, the Wisconsin women's cross country team will be running in their final meet of the regular season this Friday, as they travel to Oshkosh, Wis. for the UW-Oshkosh Open. The women's 6-kilometer race is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT), at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh's Winneconne course.

Wisconsin men ranked sixth in USTFCCCA national poll Oct 20, 2010

Following a second-place team finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Oct. 16, the Wisconsin men's cross country team moved up five spots in the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, released on Oct. 19.

Darling's return leads Badgers to runner-up finish Oct 16, 2010

The No. 11 Wisconsin men's cross country team was led by sophomore Maverick Darling this Saturday, as it cruised along to a second-place team finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

Tough twosome tops at PreNats Oct 16, 2010

The Wisconsin women's cross country team was once again led by the solid performances of freshman Emily Sisson and junior Caitlin Comfort to a 27th-place team-finish at the Pre-NCAA Invitational on Saturday.

At a Glance: Bill Dellinger Invitational Oct 13, 2010

With the Big Ten Championships set for a little more than two weeks away, the focus of the UW men is certainly on their end goal of the season, but that doesn't mean Byrne is about to downplay the importance of this Saturday's Bill Dellinger Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

Sneaking a Peek at the Pre-NCAA Oct 13, 2010

With only 17 days left until the Big Ten Championships are underway, the Wisconsin women's cross country team is looking to close out its regular season with momentum when it travels to Terre Haute, Ind. for the Pre-NCAA Invitational this Saturday, Oct. 16.

Know a Newcomer: Lavinia Jurkiewicz Oct 11, 2010

Get to know a little bit more about 5-foot-4 freshman Lavinia Jurkiewicz. This Chicago, Ill. native was the 2009 Gatorade Girl's Cross Country Player of the Year and was the Illinois State Champion at 2009 IHSA Cross Country meet her senior year. Her name is also among Chicago's record books as being the first girl in Chicago Public League history to win the State Championships as a senior. Jurkiewicz is one of 20 newcomers for the Badgers in 2010.

Sisson, Comfort lead charge for Wisconsin at home Oct 2, 2010

The No. 26 Wisconsin women's cross country team was led by the duo of freshman Emily Sisson and junior Caitlin Comfort to a 15th-place team finish at the second-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday.

Coaches' Preview of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Sep 29, 2010

With the second-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational coming up this Saturday, Oct. 2, UW's Zimmer Championship Course finds itself playing host to some of the nation's top collegiate teams for the second time, after previously hosting the 2009 Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

Coaches' preview of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Sep 29, 2010

With the second-annual Wisconsin adidas Invitational coming up this Saturday, Oct. 2, UW's Zimmer Championship Course finds itself playing host to some of the nation's top collegiate teams for the second time, after previously hosting the 2009 Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

Wisconsin women ranked 23rd in national USTFCCCA poll Sep 22, 2010

The Wisconsin women's cross country team finds itself ranked 23rd in the nation according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll which was released on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Know a Newcomer: Tyler Zeman Sep 22, 2010

This Hartland, Wis. native was an All-Conference runner for Arrowhead High School, helping his team win a state championship as a junior. Zeman excels in the classroom as well, becoming a two-time Academic All-State honoree. He is one of four newcomers for the Wisconsin men in 2010.

Freshmen lead UW to first at Huskie Open Sep 13, 2010

Led by a trio of freshmen, the Wisconsin women's cross country team registered its first win of the season, racing to a first-place finish at the Huskie Open at Northern Illinois.

Freshmen lead UW to first at Huskie Open Sep 11, 2010

Led by a trio of freshmen, the Wisconsin women's cross country team registered its first win of the season, racing to a first-place finish at the Huskie Open at Northern Illinois.

Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Dick Houden Sep 7, 2010

Though he competed just one season for the Wisconsin men's track and field team, two-time All-American Dick Houden was undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes to come through the Badgers' storied program.

Newcomers lead charge for UW in season-opener Sep 3, 2010

The Wisconsin women's cross country team started off its season with a third-place team finish in the Badger Classic on Friday, and it was true freshmen leading the charge as four of the team's top five finishers.

Perfect 15: UW men sweep to Badger Classic win Sep 3, 2010

Led by redshirt freshman Michael Brice's season-opening win, the No. 7 Wisconsin men's cross country team swept the top five spots en route to winning their own Badger Classic at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.

Results: UW opens season at home in Badger Classic Sep 3, 2010

True freshman grabbed four of the top five finishing positions for the Wisconsin women's cross country team Friday, as the Badgers claimed a third-place finish in their own Badger Classic at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.

Results: UW sweeps top five spots at Badger Classic Sep 3, 2010

Behind a season-opening win by Michael Brice, the Wisconsin men's cross country team swept the top five spots on the way to winning its own Badger Classic at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course Friday.

Detmer takes Thorpe Cup gold Aug 10, 2010

After a runner-up finish in the event last year, Joe Detmer posted a personal-best score of 8,090 points to take the title in the 2010 edition of the USA vs. Germany decathlon series last week in Marburg, Germany.

Women's track earns team academic honor Aug 5, 2010

Having already seen six student-athletes earn individual All-Academic honors last month, the Wisconsin women's track and field program earned yet another academic laurel Wednesday by being named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Men's track athletes pick up All-Academic honors Jul 30, 2010

The Wisconsin men's track and field team has placed five student-athletes on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team, the organization announced Thursday.

Women's track places six on All-Academic team Jul 28, 2010

For the second-consecutive year, a total of six student-athletes from the University of Wisconsin women's track and field program have earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Badgers signee Sisson smashes national prep record Jul 22, 2010

Emily Sisson, who will join the Wisconsin women's track and field team as a freshman this fall, smashed the U.S. high school reecord in the 5,000 meters on her way to a sixth-place finish at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada.

Sisson scores top-10 finish for U.S. at world juniors Jul 20, 2010

Emily Sisson, who will join the Wisconsin women's track and field team this fall, ran a personal-best time of 9:16.80 to grab 10th place in the 3,000 meters on the opening night of competition in Moncton, Canada.

Three Badgers set to compete against world's best Jul 19, 2010

The University of Wisconsin's track and field programs will be represented by three athletes on the international stage this week, as the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships are set to take place in Moncton, Canada, beginning Monday.

Favor Hamilton enshrined in high school hall of fame Jul 12, 2010

Her numerous accomplishments in a University of Wisconsin uniform are well-documented, but now Suzy Favor Hamilton has earned recognition for the high school career that set the stage for her collegiate success.

Ahmed claims third straight Canadian junior title Jul 5, 2010

Building on the outstanding rookie season he enjoyed with the Wisconsin men's track and field team this year, freshman Mohammed Ahmed laid claim to his third-consecutive Canadian junior national championship in the 5,000 meters Sunday.

Detmer joins elite company with third-place USA finish Jun 26, 2010

Joe Detmer is often in a class by himself when it comes to the decathlon 1,500 meters, and that fact helped the former Wisconsin All-American join an even more exclusive club Saturday at the 2010 USA Outdoor Championships.

Badger signee Sisson wins junior national title Jun 24, 2010

The start of her career at Wisconsin is still a few months away, but Emily Sisson led the charge for a number of athletes with ties to the Badgers program Thursday at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Badgers among contenders at USA championships Jun 22, 2010

The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field programs will be well-represented at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as well as the accompanying national junior championship meet, when competition begins this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

Soceka skies to Big Ten record in pole vault Jun 18, 2010

Senior Jenny Soceka made the most of her last chance to compete before the 2010 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships get underway next week with an outstanding performance Thursday in Madison.

Several Badgers plan fast races in Madison Thursday Jun 15, 2010

With the 2010 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships looming next week, several members of the Wisconsin men's track and field team will take a final shot at qualifying for the national championship meet Thursday in Madison.

All-America finish leaves Akinniyi hungry for more Jun 11, 2010

Dorcas Akinniyi continued her climb up the awards stand Thursday, as she laid claim to her second career All-America honor with a fifth-place finish in the heptathlon at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Better together: Relay squad teams up to make history Jun 10, 2010

For all its history and tradition when it comes to competing on the nation's biggest stage, the Wisconsin men's track and field team has still found a way to wade into uncharted waters at this week's 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Badgers' Davis earns sweep of regional coaching honors Jun 4, 2010

After his athletes led the Wisconsin women's track and field team to its best Big Ten championships finish in a decade and earned three top-10 seeds for next week's NCAA championships, Badgers assistant coach Nate Davis has been recognized by his peers as the region's top assistant coach.