Men's and women's track compete at UNI Open
The men's and women's track teams competed at the University of Northern Iowa Open Saturday, picking up wins in several events.
For the men, freshman Joe Thomas won the shot put in 56-2 while teammate freshman Brandon Houle came in second with a throw of 53-1. Junior Josh Spiker picked up the other first-place finish for the men in the mile with a time of 4:07.11.
In the pole vault, junior Darren Niedermayer placed third with a personal high jump of 16-6, while freshman Matt Novak and sophomore Wes Ulfig finished fourth with marks of 15-11.
Freshman Shuntia Lucas continued to rack up points for the women's team by finishing first in the 200-meter dash in 24.72 and third in the 60 with a season-best mark of 7.67 seconds. Freshman Venus Washington was right behind her, finishing in 7.88 seconds for fourth place.
Freshman Theresa Giorno and sophomore Danielle Ohmen tied for first in the high jumps with marks of 5-8 ½. In the shot put, Wisconsin got top finishes from sophomore Jamae Gjermo, who won with a throw of 47-2 ½, and junior Courtney Bauer, who took second with a throw of 47-0 ¾.
Sophomore Erica Schoeller grabbed a win in the 400 with a top time of 56.61 and took third in the high jump with a jump of 19-1 ¼.
Freshman ‘A Havahla Haynes had a personal-best time in the mile run in 4:59.39 and finished second in the race. Sophomore Tara Halls and freshman Sarah Konkel also had second-place finishes in the 800 meters and the 3,000 meters, respectively.
Freshman ‘A Havahla Haynes finished second in the mile run with a time of 4:59.39. The mark was a personal best for Haynes in the event. Sophomore Tara Halls placed second in the 800 in a time of 2:14.13. In the 3,000 freshman Sarah Konkel completed the race in 10:26.28 for second place.
Men's tennis crushes Indiana State
The men's tennis team gave the Indiana State Sycamores (1-2 overall) the axe in the form of a 6-1 win Saturday in Madison.
Wisconsin (3-3) took the doubles point with grace, sweeping all three matches. The Badgers continued to roll, winning five of the six singles points. Only sophomore Alex Conti, playing at No. 3, fell to Ivan D'Argence Arceo in 6-4 and 6-4. Junior Alex Kasarov, seniors David Hippee and Scott Green, sophomore Ward Bortz and freshman Lachezar Kasarov all took down Indiana State players to assist in getting the win.
Tennis can't get by No. 20 BYU
The women's tennis team dropped a close 4-3 decision to BYU (8-3 overall) Saturday in Madison.
The Badgers (5-5) lost the doubles point, although juniors Lindsay Martin and Katie McGaffigan defeated sophomore Hadley Macfarlane and senior Barbora Zahnova 8-4.
The Badgers picked up all of their points in the singles competition with wins from senior Shana McElroy, Martin and freshman Kaylan Caiati. McGaffigan, who has not lost since the first round of the USTA/ITA Indoor Championship Feb. 5, fell to No. 43 Zahnova, winning the first set 6-3 but losing the remaining sets, 6-4 and 7-5.