Junior Matt Tegenkamp set a Big Ten record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:44.06, finishing fifth in the race and helping Wisconsin to 11th place after the first day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Sophomore Simon Bairu finished sixth in the same event.
Wisconsin's distance medley relay of freshman Chris Solinsky, junior Jvontai Hanserd, sophomore Joe Detmer and junior Josh Spiker took eighth, finishing in 9:39.37, more than six seconds slower than their qualifying time of 9:33.02.
Senior Ashraf Fadel sits in ninth place after participating in four events in the heptathlon.
Senior Hilary Edmondson, the only women's track athlete to advance to the NCAAs, qualified for the finals in the mile after finishing with the fourth-fastest qualifying time of 4:39.37 in the preliminary race.