Badger Sports Roundup

Monty making progress; Results from track, rowing, golf, tennis and softball

Monty making progress

The University of Wisconsin released a brief statement Monday regarding Joe Monty, a starting defensive end on the Badger football team who was involved in a serious automobile accident while riding his moped early Friday morning.

According to the press release, Monty remained at the UW Hospital and Clinics. He underwent successful surgery on Saturday to repair facial fractures he incurred in the accident, according to UW athletic trainer Clark Pearson.

"Joe and his family appreciate the well-wishes of Badger fans," Pearson said. "He is continuing on his road to recovery."

Men's track: Omole wins 100 meters at Drake Relays

UW junior sprinter Demi Omole successfully defended his 100-meter dash title at the Drake Relays for the third straight year on Saturday in Iowa. Omole won his race in 10.37 seconds in less than ideal conditions.

Sophomore Derek Thiel placed ninth in the pole vault at 16 feet, 3/4inch, the only other Badger to place in the top 10 at the Drake Relays. UW also had entrants in the 400-meter relay and the 110 high hurdles but no Badgers advanced to the finals.

UW also competed at the Loras Open in Dubuque, Iowa, winning six events. Sophomore Luke Hoenecke led the way with three wins, the 200 meters (22.39), 400 (48.94) and the 1,600 relay team (3:24.47).

Junior Nathan Probst won the 400 hurdles in 53.48 seconds, a meet and stadium record. UW also took the top four places in the 110 high hurdles, led by sophomore Adam Pischke, who won in 15.09. Senior Ben Roland, senior Paul Check and freshman Brennan Boettcher took second through fourth, respectively. Boettcher also placed third in the long jump with a best mark of 22-¼. Junior Zach McCollum won the high jump, clearing 6-8 ¾.

Men's rowing: Badgers take Cochrane, Jablonic cups

The No. 7 Wisconsin men's rowing team won the Cochrane Cup Saturday, defeating boats from Dartmouth and M.I.T. Racing on Lake Mendota in Madison, the Badgers' varsity eight and second varsity eight boats both won their races in 5:53.5 and 5:56, respectively, on the 2,000-meter course. Windy and questionable weather for racing forced the course to be adjusted, making Memorial Union the starting point instead of the ending point. The race finished at Willow's Bay. This is the 27th time in 45 attempts that the Badgers have won the Cochrane Cup.

The Badgers went on Sunday to reclaim the Jablonic Cup on Lake Mendota, defeating No. 11 Boston University while rowing in challenging conditions. The Badgers won the varsity eight in 6:00.4, more than six seconds ahead of Boston. M.I.T. placed third in 6:27.9. UW's second varsity eight won its race in 6:06.8, followed by the Badgers' third varsity eight in 6:13.3 and the Terriers in 6:20.7. UW's freshman eight boat also won its race, with the second freshman eight boat placing third. .

Lightweight rowing: Badgers sweep Georgetown

The No. 3 Wisconsin women's lightweight rowing team swept No. 4 Georgetown in all three events Saturday in Washington, D.C. Competing on the Potomac River, the Badgers won the varsity eight, varsity four and novice eight races while rowing in perfect conditions. UW's varsity eight boat won the race in 6:09.9, defeating Georgetown and Ohio State, which finished third. UW next competes in the Eastern Sprints May 14, which determines the conference championship for the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges.

Women's rowing: Badger women fifth in Big Tens

The Wisconsin women's openweight rowing team placed fifth overall of seven teams at the Big Ten Championships Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. Facing 13-15 mile per hour winds and rain, the Badger novice eight boat had the best day, winning its race on the 1,940-meter course in 7:06.5. The Badgers' top two varsity eight boats did not make the finals. The second novice eight boat placed second, behind Minnesota, in 7:25.1. Ohio State won the championship, also claiming first in the varsity and second varsity eight races.

Emily Simonds was named to the all-Big Ten first-team, while Kirby Gallie was named to the second team. Coxswain Megan Stevens earned UW's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award

Women's track: Badgers compete at Penn Relays, Cardinal Invite

The Wisconsin women's track team earned seven NCAA Regional qualifying marks at the Cardinal Invitational, hosted by Stanford. Junior Katrina Rundhaug placed 17th overall and fifth among collegians in section 1 of the 5,000 meters, finishing in an outdoor personal best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 16 minutes, 19.45 seconds. Senior Linsey Smith, freshman Alicia Pabich and freshman Ashley Benson also earned NCAA regional qualifying times in section 2 of the 5,000. Juniors ‘A Havahla Haynes and Amanda Ganser each picked up regional qualifying marks in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Junior Erica Schoeller placed second in section 2 of the 800 in 2:09.11.

Sophomore Blair Luethmers cleared a personal-best height of 13-1 ¼ in the pole vault at the Penn Relays Thursday, placing fourth in the championship section and improving her NCAA Regional qualifying mark. She is now second on UW's all-time list. Freshman Jenny Soceka placed 14th in the same event at 11-11 ¼, while senior Andrea Lang took sixth in the open vault at 11-11 ¼.

On Friday, junior Michelle Bellford placed ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 39-10 to pace the Badgers at the Penn Relays. She also placed 14th in the long jump at 18-2 ½. Sophomore Venus Washington took 10th in the long jump at 18-4 ¼ and freshman Chavon Robinson placed 18th in the same event at 17-10 ¾. Junior Shuntia Lucas placed 13th in the 100 in 12.13 seconds. In the high jump, freshman Megan Seidl placed 11th at 5-5, while juniors Theresa Giorno and Danielle Ohmen tied for 13th with the same final mark.

UW next hosts the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational May 6.

Men's golf: Jones, Kaiser tie for eighth at Big Tens

Junior Garret Jones and sophomore Jeff Kaiser tied for eighth place individually at the Big Ten Championship, each shooting a 9-over 293 over the weekend in Lake Forest, Ill. Jones carded rounds of 69, 72, 75 and 77, while Kaiser had rounds of 71, 70, 73 and 79.

Northwestern won the team title with a 1,160 while the Badgers placed eighth of 11 teams with a 1,201 (291-296-296-318). Northwestern's Chris Wilson claimed individual medalist honors with a 4-under 280.

Freshman Tyler Obermueller tied for 39th with a 308 (76-75-75-82) while junior Adam Steinhofer tied for 44th with a 310 (75-79-76-80). Freshman Pat Duffy finished in 54th place with a 320 (82-83-73-82).

Women's golf: Badgers take ninth at Big Tens

The Wisconsin women's golf team, led by sophomore Katie Elliott, placed ninth at the Big Ten Championship in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday. Elliott tied for 22nd with a 307 (76-72-77-82).

Wisconsin finished with a 1,252 (313-300-314-325) the fifth-best 72-hole team score in school history. Purdue won the team title with a score of 1,179 while Northwestern's Alice Kim garnered individual medalist honors with a 3-over 291.

Senior Lindsay McMillan tied for 28th at 309, her best 72-hole score in her career. Freshman Isabel Alvarez (tied for 47th with a 318), senior Jackie Obermueller (tied for 52nd place with a 321), freshman Jeana Dahl (tied for 57th with a 325) and junior Melissa Martin (63rd at 334) also competed for Wisconsin.

Women's tennis: Badgers bow out of Big Ten quarterfinals

After upsetting sixth-seeded Michigan State Thursday, the No. 11 seed Wisconsin women's tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 3 seed Michigan (16-6 overall) Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Championship in Champaign, Ill.

Michigan took the doubles point and won three of four singles matches; only Badger junior Caitlin Burke defeated her opponent for Wisconsin's lone point. The other two matches were abandoned after Michigan secured the win. The Badgers ended their season with a 6-19 overall record, their worst finish in program history. .

Softball: Badgers go 1-2 over weekend

The Badger softball team won one out of three games over the weekend at Goodman Softball Complex in Madison.

The set opened well, with UW defeating Penn State 3-0 Friday evening. Junior Eden Brock pitched a three-hit shutout for the complete-game win and left fielder Valyncia Raphael provided the offense with a three-run home run, her third round-tripper of the season.

Brock very nearly shut out Penn State again Saturday afternoon, but with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, left fielder Danielle Kinley hit a three-run home run to give the Nittany Lions a walk-off 3-1 victory.

Third baseman Athena Vasquez hit a solo home run in the fifth inning for UW's only offense. Brock gave up 12 hits and the three runs while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.

PSU pitcher Ashley Esparza gave up six hits and one walk while striking out seven in a complete game victory.

Due to inclement weather, a doubleheader with Ohio State scheduled for Sunday afternoon was first delayed and then truncated to just one game, which the Buckeyes won 10-6.

Trailing 5-3, OSU rallied for a five runs in the top of the fifth inning. First baseman Christina Douglas and pitcher/third baseman Jamee Juarez led the Buckeyes offensively, with two runs batted in each. Kim Reeder allowed one run in four innings of relief to take the win.

Brock (17-12) pitched yet another complete game for the Badgers, allowing 10 earned runs and 14 hits in seven innings. Vasquez hit a three-run home run in the second inning to give UW an early 5-1 lead.

The Badgers fell to 21-21 overall and 5-10 in the Big Ten.

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