Badger Sports Roundup

Omole, Lucas set 100-meter records; results from tennis, men's golf, softball and rowing

Track: Omole, Lucas set school records at SeaRay Relays

Demi Omole and Shuntia Lucas each set school standards in the 100-meter dash at the SeaRay Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., while the UW men's and women's track teams picked up several NCAA regional qualifying marks.

On Saturday, Omole won the 100-meter dash in 10.11 seconds and took third in the 200 meters in 20.77 seconds, earning NCAA regional qualifying marks in both events. Senior Alonzo Moore qualified for NCAA regionals in the triple jump with a mark of 51 feet, 5 ½ inches, placing sixth.

On Friday, Lucas, a junior, placed eighth in the 100-meter dash on Friday in an NCAA-regional qualifying mark of 11.53 seconds, breaking a record of 11.55 seconds she set a week ago.

Other men's top finishers include: junior Zach McCollum (tied for fourth in the high jump at 6-8 ¾); senior Brent Boettcher (seventh in the high jump at 6-8 ¾ due to more misses); the 800-meter relay team (sixth in 1:25.08, the second-fastest mark in school history).

Three other Badger women picked up NCAA regional qualifying marks on Friday: sophomore Blair Luethmers, who finished tied for sixth in the pole vault at 12 feet, 5 ½ inches; freshman Jenny Soceka, who also cleared the same mark in the pole vault but finished in ninth; and junior Michelle Bellford, who placed sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 41-9 ¼.

UW women placed second in the 6,000-meter relay in 18:39.63; sophomore Kayla Schultz placed ninth in the discus at 150-11; the 3,200-meter relay team placed sixth in 8:59.43, and sophomore Lindsey Biel took ninth in the heptathlon with a score of 4,961.

Men's tennis: Badgers split weekend matchups

The Wisconsin men's tennis team narrowly fell to No. 5 Illinois 4-3 Saturday but came back to defeat Purdue 6-1 Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Against the Illini (18-5 overall, 7-1 Big Ten), Wisconsin (10-10, 3-6) sophomores Felipe Bellido, Nolan Polley and Elliott Bisnow all defeated their opponents in singles play to gain points for Wisconsin. Badger sophomore Jeremy Sonkin and junior Lachezar Kasarov each took their opponents to three sets but could not finish them off. The Badgers were swept in doubles play.

The Badgers came back to sweep the doubles matches and win three of six singles matches in straight sets against the Boilermakers (7-13, 2-6). The Badgers, who completed their home season Sunday, have three wins in Big Ten play thus far, their most since 2001.

Men's golf: Badgers 13th at Kepler Intercollegiate

The Wisconsin men's golf team finished 13th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, Sunday. The Badgers finished with a 939 (312-311-316), ahead of Big Ten foes Ohio State and Penn State, in the 15-team tournament. Northwestern won the team title with a 14-over-par 878.

Sophomore Jeff Kaiser led the way for the Badgers, finishing with a 230 (77-77-76) to tie for 30th place. Freshman Pat Duffy (52nd with a 237), junior Garrett Jones (tied for 56th with a 238), junior Adam Steinhofer (tied for 60th with a 239) and freshman Nick Engen (72nd with a 245) also scored for UW.

Northwestern's Kyle Moore took individual medalist honors, defeating Indiana's Seth Brandon in the second hole of a playoff.

Women's tennis: Badgers swept by opponents

The Wisconsin women's tennis team (4-17 overall, 1-8 Big Ten) was shut out by No. 46 Purdue 7-0 Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind., and fell 4-3 to Illinois Sunday in Champaign, Ill.

No Badger won a set Saturday, as Purdue (11-8, 5-3) took all three doubles matches and won all six singles matches in straight sets.

On Sunday, the Badgers took the doubles point and two singles matches but Illinois won four singles matches to take the win. The Badger doubles duo of junior Kaylan Caiati and freshman Elizabeth Carpenter upset the No. 41 Illini duo of Macall Harkins and Emily Wang 8-1. Sophomore Chelsea Nusslock and Carpenter earned Wisconsin's singles wins.

Softball: Badgers lose to MSU, doubleheader cancelled Sunday

The Wisconsin softball team led Michigan State 4-0 Saturday afternoon, but the Spartans rallied for a 5-4 victory.

Trailing 4-0, MSU scored three runs in the bottom of the third. Caitlin Mahoney's two-run homer made it 4-2, and first baseman Dayna Feenstra's single scored left fielder Traci Nicosia to draw the Spartans within a run.

In the fifth inning, Feenstra again drove in Nicosia from second, this time with a double.

MSU took the lead in the sixth, with Nicosia providing the RBI on a two-out single, scoring right fielder Nicole Mercado.

Wisconsin scored two runs in the first inning and two in the top of the third, the latter on sophomore right fielder Katie Hnatyk's seventh home run of the season.

The Badgers doubleheader with Michigan Sunday was cancelled due to inclement weather. No makeup games will be played.

Women's Rowing: Badgers host double dual

The Wisconsin women's openweight and lightweight rowing teams hosted a double dual on Lake Wingra Saturday, competing against Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State on an 1,850-meter course.

The Badgers' varsity eight boat lost a dual with Michigan State, 6:22.6 to 6:30.6 and later a lost a dual with Michigan, 6:30.4 to 6:38.0.

Wisconsin's second varsity eight finished just off the Spartans' pace, 6:28.2 to 6:29.6. In an afternoon race, UW's second varsity eight (6:29.1) topped Michigan's (6:30.1), with Wisconsin's lightweights also competing in that race (6:45.8).

Wisconsin's lightweight fours (7:48.3) nearly overtook MSU's openweight second varsity fours (7:46.8). The Badger lightweight fours also competed against Michigan's second varsity fours, and lost 7:22.3 to 7:30.3.

The Wisconsin lightweight eights (6:39.0) finished second in a three-boat race against Michigan's (6:32.4) and Iowa's (6:56.0) second varsity eights.

The MSU varsity four won its race with Wisconsin (7:27.5) and Michigan (7:27.9) in a time of 7:22.0

The Badgers' second varsity four B team finished in 7:19.3 to beat the Wisconsin second varsity four A (7:28.0) and the MSU second varsity four (7:36.0)

In a three-boat varsity four, Wisconsin finished third in 7:24.7, behind MSU (7:15.9) and Michigan (7:18.1).

In a second novice eight race, Wisconsin (6:54.4) topped MSU (6:57.3)

UW also won two novice eight races, overcoming MSU 6:24.1 to 6:39.1, and topping Michigan, 6:32.9 to 6:48.9.

Wisconsin's novice fours won a three-boat race in 7:53.5, topping Iowa's novice four (8:36.7) and Wisconsin's novice lightweight four (8:53.5).

In a three-boat second novice eight race, Wisconsin (6:53.5) was followed by the Wisconsin lightweight eights (7:03.1) and the Michigan second novice eight (7:28.3).

The Wisconsin lightweight fours lost a dual with the MSU second varsity fours, 7:46.8 to 7:48.3

In a three-boat varsity four race, Wisconsin placed second (7:27.5), behind MSU (7:22.0) and ahead of UM (7:27.9).

Men's rowing: Varsity eight just short of road upsets

The No. 11 Wisconsin varsity eight lost a dual to No. 2 Stanford Saturday, 5:51 to 5:54, and lost to No. 3 California Friday by 3.64 seconds, at the Stanford Invitational at Redwood Shores in California. The UW varsity eight, though, defeated No. 19 Oregon State in the event Friday.

Back in Madison, the rest of the Badger men's crew team swept the competition with George Washington and Minnesota on a 2,000-meter course on Lake Mendota Saturday.

The UW second varsity eight (6:09.1) overcame the UM and GW varsity eights, which finished in times of 6:31.5 and 6:16.8, respectively.

UW raced four boats in a second varsity eight race, while Minnesota submitted one. The Badger boats took the top four places, with the first-place finisher coming in at 6:18.6. Minnesota's lone entry placing fifth in 6:53.4.

UW's boats finished first (6:21.3), second (6:28.2) and third (6:32.2) in the frosh/novice eight race, with GW in fourth at 6:40 and Minnesota in fifth at 6:46.9.


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