The University of Wisconsin men's track and field team finished eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships Saturday after junior sprinter Demi Omole's third-place finish in the 100 meters. Florida State won the team title.
University of Wisconsin
junior sprinter Demi Omole placed third in the 100-meter dash Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Omole completed the distance in 10.21 seconds, while LSU
sophomore Xavier Carter
won the race in 10.09 and Florida State
sophomore Walter Dix was second in 10.18. Carter also won the open 400 and was part of the winning 400 and 1,600 relays.
Omole actually led the 100 through 80 meters, before Carter pulled away. Dix edged Omole at the line.
Omole earned All-American honors for the fifth time in his career.
With six points from Omole, Wisconsin's only competitor Saturday, the Badgers finished with 30 points, good for eighth place in the team competition. Florida State won the national title with 67 points, while LSU placed second with 51 and Texas was third with 36. UW was the top Big Ten finisher, followed by Indiana, which placed 15th with 15 points.
"I'm very happy with how we competed this weekend," UW coach Ed Nuttycombe said in a press release. "We had a fairly small group of competitors (eight) but I thought everyone really went out there and did their best."
Wisconsin's Demi Omole, left, and Louisiana State's Xavier Carter run a 100-meter semifinal Thursday, June 8. Omole would win this heat, with Carter second, but Carter won the NCAA Championship in the finals Saturday in Sacramento, Calif., while Omole placed third. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)