Badger Sports Roundup

Men's cross country begins competition; four Badgers on WCHA All-Star team; volleyball slips in poll

Harriers compete at Indiana State Invitational

The Wisconsin men's cross country team competed in the open 8,000-meter race at the Indiana State Invitational Sept. 10 in Terre Haute, Ind. Of the seven participants in the race, six were Wisconsin runners, who placed 1-6 in that event.

Redshirt freshman Matt Withrow led the way, finishing in 25 minutes, 32.4 seconds. Redshirt freshman Stuart Eagon finished right behind him, in 25:32.6, while senior Anthony Ford placed third in 25:33.8. Redshirt freshman Christian Wagner, junior Teddy O'Reilly and junior Codie See finished fourth through sixth, respectively.

Host Indiana State won the collegiate portion, after placing five runners in the top nine.

Wisconsin gears up for the Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 24 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Four Badgers on WCHA All-Star team

Four Wisconsin women's hockey players were named to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's all-star team, which is coached by Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson. Junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar, junior forward Sara Bauer and senior forwards Sharon Cole and Nikki Burish will compete Sept. 30 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., and Oct. 1 at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center in Duluth, Minn. The team will take on Team USA, which includes former Badger defender Molly Engstrom.

Wisconsin has the most players on the team, with four. Rivals Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth have three each.

Badger golfers place sixth at Badger Invitational

The University of Wisconsin women's golf team placed sixth at the 12-team Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona Sept. 11-12.

The Badgers as a team carded a 924 (319-301-304), while Purdue won the event with an 879 (293-289-297). Purdue also boasted medalist Onnarin Sattayabanphot, who shot a 215 (71-69-75).

For the Badgers, junior Jill Ries was the highest finisher with a 228 (89-71-77), good for a tie for 20th. Freshman Jeana Dahl and senior Jackie Obermueller tied for 29th, each shooting 232s. Senior Lindsay McMillan tied for 42nd with a 236, while junior Nicki Morse tied for 55th with a 241.

Competing as an individual, sophomore Katie Elliott took 10th with a 225. Other individual competitors included sophomore Carissa Werlinger (tie for 24th with a 229) and junior Melissa Martin (tie for 29th with a 232). These three did not count in the team scores because they competed as individuals.

In the polls…

The Wisconsin volleyball team fell to No. 13 in the CSTV/American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll after losing to Missouri over the weekend. The Badgers were previously ranked No. 9 in the poll. Conference foe Penn State is ranked No. 4, Minnesota is No. 5 and Ohio State is No. 14. Nebraska was the top-ranked team.

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