Five events to watch: Wisconsin hosts meet in Chicago

Five events to watch: Wisconsin hosts meet in Chicago

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s track and field team competes this Saturday in Chicago at the Gately Stadium for the Badgers Midwest Invitational. Field events begin at 11:45 a.m. and running events start at 2:25 p.m. The Badgers take on Illinois, Milwaukee, Purdue, and Southern Illinois in the meet.


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1. GOING THE DISTANCE: After a successful cross country this past fall, redshirt senior Peyton Sippy and sophomore Leané Willemse head to the track Saturday. Sippy and Willemse both competed for the Badgers in the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in October, taking 30th and 48th, respectively. They are joined by freshman Bella Jacobson, who will make her UW track and field debut on Saturday . 

2. THROWING DOWN WITH THE BADGERS: Graduate student Josie Schafer highlights the Badger throwers this weekend. Olympic Trials qualifier and UW indoor school record holder in the shot put at 59-5 1/4, Schaefer placed second in the shot put at the 2022 Big Ten Indoor Championships. Redshirt junior Chloe Lindeman looks to defend her Big Ten Indoor title in the weight throw starting this weekend. Wisconsin finished 1-2 in the weight throw at Big Tens last season with redshirt senior Olivia Roberts placing second. 

3. SPRINT TO THE FINISH: Sophomore Kiley Robbins returns to the track after starting her season with a personal best at the Jimmy Grant Invitational in Iowa City in December, claiming eighth place in the 300 meters in 41.02. Graduate student Armoni Brown took third in the 200-meter dash in 25.62. Freshmen twins Rachel and Sydney Robinson continue their UW seasons in the sprints this Saturday.

4. HURDLING HUVEN: Senior Destiny Huven will make her season debut on Saturday afternoon. Last season, she made her first national NCAA championship memorable as she finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 12.92 seconds. Huven broke her own school record of 12.82 in the semifinals, finishing third in her heat and fifth among qualifiers. She also holds the UW indoor record in the hurdles in 8.23.

5. HIGH CLEARANCE: Sophomore Julia Moore and graduate student Tia Dorshorst will be competing in the pole vault on Saturday. The two placed sixth and 12th, respectively, at the Big Ten…

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