Badger Sports Roundup, March 13

Tegenkamp places third at NCAA meet, Edmondson fourth; men's track team closes in 10th; volleyball competes in spring exhibition

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Men's track finishes 10th at NCAAs; Edmondson finishes fourth


The men's track team finished in a tie for 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, earning a top five finish from junior Matt Tegenkamp.


The only women's track athlete in the competition, Hilary Edmondson, finished fourth in the mile race with a time of 4:39.21 and earned five points to single-handedly place the women's team in a tie for 33rd. Junior Tiffany McWilliams from Mississippi State had the best finish in the mile with a time of 4:32.24.  


The men's team had a strong performance from Tegenkamp, who placed third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:02.82 a day after finishing fifth in the 5,000 meters. Freshman Chris Solinsky and sophomore Simon Bairu finished sixth and eighth in the 3,000, respectively.

Senior Ashraf Fadel competed in the heptathlon and took eighth with 5,501 points after finishing third in the heptathlon pole vault.


Sophomore Alonzo Moore took 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 50-11 ½.


 "We thought if we had a great meet, we could be top 10," said UW men's coach Ed Nuttycombe. "We brought eight individuals (to the meet) and are bringing back seven individuals who earned 10 All-America honors. That pretty much says it all. We're very pleased."


Volleyball finishes 3-8 at spring tournament


The volleyball team hosted the Badger Invitational Saturday but won only three games, going 3-8 against UW-Milwaukee, Loyola, Missouri and Northern Iowa in the round robin tournament. Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite tried multiple lineups in order to give everyone playing time.


"We came into today wanting to try a lot of different line-ups and get some people who are not used to being on the court, more playing time," said UW coach Pete Waite. "We really went into the weekend for four matches with four different line-ups already set. We knew that it wasn't always going to (be) necessarily our strongest (line-up), but it (is) trying to give people some good experience."


Wisconsin first fell to UW-Milwaukee 30-26, 31-33 and 8-15 before splitting with Northern Iowa 26-30 and 30-27 in the morning. The Badgers did not fare any better in the afternoon, falling to Loyola 26-30, 29-31 and 13-15, before losing to Missouri 27-30, 32-30 and 15-10.


The Badgers will travel to Orlando, Fla., next weekend for the Central Florida Tournament to play Central Florida, Florida A&M, Kansas State and Tampa.

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