Men's track qualifies eight
The men's track team qualified eight members for the NCAA meet during the Iowa State University Classic Friday and Saturday.
Junior Matt Tegenkamp took first in the 5,000-meter run and automatically qualified for the NCAA Tournament with a time of 13:56.65 while sophomore Simon Bairu finished third in the same event and provisionally qualified for the NCAAs in 14:12.54.
Saturday, more distance runners picked up NCAA provisional qualifying marks, including freshman Chris Solinsky and sophomore Bobby Lockhart in the 3,000-meter run. Solinsky won the 3,000-meters in 7:57.58 while Lockhart came in second. Junior Josh Spiker finished first in the mile with a time of 4:03.01 and also earned a provisional qualifying time.
Sophomore Alonzo Moore won the triple jump and earned a NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 51-6 ¼.
The women's track team finished 11th out of 12 teams at the Penn State Challenge Cup Friday and Saturday. Host Penn State won the invitational with 158 1/3 .
Senior Hilary Edmondson earned a NCAA automatic qualifying time in the mile by finishing in 4:36.12, which is second on UW's all-time list. Senior Michelle Lilienthal placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:38.03. They were the only two Badgers to finish in the top five at the invite, in which 17 events were scored.
Freshman sprinter Shuntia Lucas finished sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.49, the second-fastest time in school history.
Women's tennis sneaks past DePaul
The women's tennis team just barely defeated DePaul 4-3 Friday night and the last point came down to sophomore Lexi Goldin, who defeated her opponent to secure the win.
Wisconsin (4-3 overall) took the doubles point, the first time it has done so since defeating Northern Illinois 6-1 Jan. 30. The Badgers hosted the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships last weekend. In addition, junior Katie McGaffigan and freshman Kaylan Caiati picked up singles points. Seniors Teresa Gonzaga and Shana McElroy and junior Lindsay Martin all lost their matches.
"Like I said to our team, we walk in this building and we try to get a win," head coach Patti Henderson said. "That's what we walk in here expecting to do and striving to do. Despite the fact that half the people, at this very moment, don't feel as good as they would like to feel; the fact is, we got the win for the team."
Wisconsin faced Marquette on the road and won 5-2 Saturday
night. No individual results were available at press time.
Men's tennis falls to Western Michigan
The men's tennis team fell to Western Michigan 6-1 on the road Saturday afternoon.
After failing to earn the doubles point, Wisconsin (2-2 overall) continued to suffer, as sophomore Ward Bortz was the only Badger to defeat his opponent, senior Eric Lindroos. Bortz won the first set 6-2 but lost 6-7 in the second set, forcing a third. This time he won 6-3. Senior Scott Green and freshman Lachezar Kasarov also pushed their opponents to three sets but lost.
The Broncos improved to 5-2 this season.