Two more qualify for NCAAs
Sophomore Alonzo Moore and freshman Demi Omole both picked up NCAA qualifying times at the Alex Wilson Invitational Saturday.
Moore won the triple jump with a leap of 52 feet, earning a personal best and improving on his previous NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 51-6 1/4, which he set at the Iowa State Classic Feb. 14.
Omole set a personal best and provisional qualifying mark of 6.72 in the 60-meter dash, finishing second overall. He now holds the fourth-fastest time in UW history.
Wrestling seventh at championships; Clum goes to finals
Wisconsin finished the first day of the Big Ten Championship in seventh place Saturday. The Badgers won four of seven consolation matches and picked up a big win from sophomore Tom Clum to move up from eighth during the afternoon's second session in Columbus, Ohio. Wisconsin now has 68 points while leader Iowa has 115.5
In the semifinals at the 125-pound weight class, Clum defeated Illinois sophomore Kyle Ott 8-4 to advance to the finals. He will match up against Iowa senior Luke Eustice, who earlier this season handed Clum a 9-7 overtime loss, one of his only two dual match losses of the year.
Sophomore Ed Gutnik, the other Badger in the semifinals, was defeated by Minnesota's Foley Dowd 7-6 in the 133 class.
Junior Tyler Laudon (141 pounds), sophomore Kelly Flaherty (165), senior Ralph DeNisco (174) and senior Jareck Horton (285) each advanced to the semifinals of the consolation bracket. Laudon, Flaherty, DeNisco, Horton, Clum and Gutnik have all qualified for the NCAA tournament.