Roundup: Clum takes third at NCAAs

Wrestlers finish 15th overall; Women's swimming finishes 11th at NCAAs; track results

Junior wrestler Tom Clum finished third in the 133-pound weight class at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis after winning two matches Saturday.

All told Wisconsin finished in a tie for 15th with Northern Iowa with 38.5 points. Oklahoma State claimed the team title with 153 points while Michigan placed second. Minnesota (5th), Illinois (6th), Iowa (7th), Indiana (9th) and Northwestern (14th) all finished ahead of the Badgers among Big Ten schools.

Clum, who earned All-America honors, defeated North Carolina's Evan Sola 5-4 and later took down Minnesota's Mack Reiter 2-1 to take third place.

Junior Ryan Flaherty (197) was defeated by Penn State's Phillip Davis 5-0 in the seventh-place match. Flaherty finished eighth in his class, earning All-America honors.

Former Wisconsin wrestler Lee Kemp was one of 15 wrestlers honored at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 75th Anniversary Wrestling Team.

Kemp, who was honored in the middleweight division, won the Big Ten individual title and the NCAA Championship three years each at 158 pounds. He finished with a record of 143-6-1; he had 109 straight wins and 96 straight wins with a victory. Kemp also competed in the World Freestyle Championship, where he won a gold medal. He won three world championships and two gold medals in the Pan America Games.

Swimming: Badgers place 11th at NCAAs

The No. 8 Wisconsin women's swim team finished 11th with 107 points at the NCAA Championships Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind., while Georgia won the meet with 609.5 points.

Although the Badgers were as high as ninth in the competition, Indiana had a strong finish in the diving portion of the event, dropping Wisconsin in the standings. The Hoosiers finished ninth with 112 points.

Wisconsin senior Carly Piper finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle, breaking her own Big Ten standard with a time of 16 minutes, 1.74 seconds.

Junior Amalia Sarnecki finished in eighth place in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.52, earning her first All-America honors. Sophomore Susan Johnson finished eighth in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke in 1:58.67.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Piper, Johnson and juniors Anna Trinidad and Sarah Hernandez took third in the consolation final, finishing in 3:20.90 and picking up more All-America honors.

"Although our finish was a bit disappointing, I'm proud of our individual accomplishments," head coach Eric Hansen said. "Nine of our swimmers here will be back next season, and the experience they gained here will prove invaluable."

Badgers compete at Baldy Castillo Invite

The Wisconsin men's and women's track teams opened their outdoor seasons by competing at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., this weekend.

The Wisconsin men's team, which just competed Saturday, won two events and earned two NCAA regional qualifying times. Junior Joe Conway won the long jump with a best jump of 23 feet, 11 inches, while junior Alonzo Moore won the triple jump with a jump of 49-7 ¼. He also finished second in the long jump at 23-4 ½. Junior Paul Check placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.32 seconds, earning a regional qualifying time. Sophomore Joe Thomas earned the other qualifying mark, finishing fourth in the shot put at 57-3 ½.

The 1,600-meter relay team of sophomore Dan Goesch, junior Joe Detmer, sophomore Nathan Probst and junior Scott Hogseth finished third in 3:15.32. Senior Jvontai Hanserd place fourth in the 400 meters in 48.02 seconds, while sophomore Brian Calhoun took fifth in the 100 meters in 11.17.

Michelle Bellford led the Wisconsin women's team, which competed Friday and Saturday, with two wins. The sophomore won the long jump at 18-9 and the triple jump at 39-7 ¾. She also took fourth in the 100-meter dash in 12.50 seconds and 15th in the 200-meter dash in 25.93.

Belford was not the only Badger to win an event; junior Theresa Giorno won the high jump at 5-7.


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