Track roundup

Badger men in second, women in fifth after day one of Big Ten Outdoor Championships

The Wisconsin men's track and field team is in second place at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships after recording 15 points on the first day of competition in East Lansing, Mich. Ohio State leads with 17 points, and Indiana is third with 14.

In the 10,000 meters, Ohio State's Brian Olinger won in 28 minutes, 45.69 second, just shy of the meet record (28:45.25). Wisconsin's Simon Bairu, who won the event two years ago, finished second with 29:00.03, while teammate Tim Nelson, won who it last year, finished third in 29:09.48. UW also picked up one point from senior Antony Ford, who placed eighth in 29:54.11. Senior Bobby Lockhart was 10th in 30:04.22.

UW did not pick up any points in the only other final Friday, with junior Mike Sracic finishing 13th in the hammer with a throw of 160 feet, four inches.

With five events in the decathlon in the books, however, the Badgers currently own the top three positions. Nate Brown is in first place with 3,820 points, followed by Joe Detmer with 3,740 and Ben Roland with 3,651. UW's Peter Dykstra is sixth in the decathlon with 3,453 points.

The Badger women are in fifth place after day one, led by junior Katrina Rundhaug's third-place finish in the 10,000 at 33:53.92. Michigan's Rebecca Walter won the event in 33:45.47. UW also recorded points in the event from senior Lindsey Smith's seventh-place finish (34:35.39). Freshman Ashley Benson finished ninth in 34:56.64.

Wisconsin sophomore Blair Luethmers, who won the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoors, tied for sixth in the outdoor competition Friday, clearing a height of 11-11 ¾. Freshman Jenny Soceka tied for 11th pace at 11-5 ¾.

After four events in the heptathlon, UW sophomore Lindsey Biel is in fourth place with 3,028 points. Minnesota's Liz Roehrig leads with 3,447 points.

Minnesota leads the competition with 33 ½ points, followed closely by Michigan (31 2/3). Wisconsin has 10 ½ points.

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