ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the second-straight year, the Wisconsin men’s track and field distance medley relay finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The quartet of Jackson Sharp, Jalen Williams, Abdullahi Hassan and Bob Liking earned All-America honors, crossing in 9 minutes, 31.77 seconds.
Wisconsin is tied for 14th in the team race with six points after five events.
DMR places third
The Badgers entered the meet tied for third in the distance medley relay with a Big Ten Conference-record time but injuries forced UW to make some substitutions on the team.
Sharp, who ran the 1600-meter leg on the record setting relay in February, kicked off the NCAA relay by running the 1200-meter leg. He had the Badgers in third place with his 2:55.9 clocking. Freshman Williams stepped in for the injured Colin Enz in the 400 meters, moving Wisconsin into second with a 46.85 split. Hassan kept the Badgers in second after running 1:47.45 for 800 meters. Liking stepped into the anchor position vacated by Sharp, running 4:01.55 for 1600 meters.
In the only other final for the Badger men, graduate student Sam Coil just missed a scoring spot, placing ninth in the weight throw at 72 feet, 0 3/4 inches. The transfer earned second-team All-America honors with his finish.
Wisconsin also had two men competing in semifinals on Friday while also having a heptathlete complete day one of the seven-event classic.
Johnson qualifies for final
Senior Lawrence Johnson qualified for the final of the 60 meters, finishing fourth in his heat and sixth overall in 6.56. The Waunakee native will compete in the final on Saturday at 8:10 p.m. CT.
Sophomore Adam Spencer finished 15th in the mile semifinals in 4:13.71, earning second-team All-America honors.
Junior Cade Amborn is in 12th place after day one of the heptathlon, scoring a personal best of 3,283 points after the first four events.
The Bangor, Wisconsin, native had three personal bests in the first four events. He finished sixth in the shot put with a personal best throw of 48 feet, 2 inches. Amborn also placed 12th in the long jump at 23-8 3/4, an all-time improvement of six inches, and 15th in the 60 meters in 7.20. His best finish of the day came in the high jump where he took third with a clearance of 6-8.
Lindeman finishes fourth in weight throw
Junior Chloe Lindeman and redshirt senior
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