Five things to know: Badgers compete in Big Ten Championships

Five things to know: Badgers compete in Big Ten Championships

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s track and field team kicks off championship season in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend with the 2023 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Championships. The meet runs from Friday through Sunday. 

Live results will be available through PTTiming, a live stream will be on B1G+, and fans can follow the action on Twitter and Instagram @BadgerTrackXC and can ​​find a recap following the meet each day at

Here are five things to know going into championship weekend. 

1. CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON: The Badgers have 16 athletes ranked in the top 10 of their respective events heading into the Big Ten meet. Two weeks after Big Tens, UW turns its attention to the NCAA West Preliminary round on May 24-27 in Sacramento, California, before closing out the season with the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 7-10, in Austin, Texas. The Badgers are currently third in the Great Lakes Regional rankings behind No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan. 

2. THROWING DOWN WITH THE BADGERS: Wisconsin looks to score well in the throws this weekend as redshirt-junior Chloe Lindeman and graduate student Josie Schaefer are both ranked first in the hammer throw and shot put, respectively. 

Lindeman sits first all time at Wisconsin in the hammer throw at 221 feet, 10 inches while senior Olivia Roberts ranks third in the Big Ten and second at Wisconsin with a throw of 207-4. Lindeman and Roberts went 2-3, respectively, in the weight throw at the 2023 Big Ten Indoor Championships. The Badgers have one other thrower ranked in scoring position heading into the championships — sophomore Asia Rave is 10th tossing 191-8.

Schaefer leads the Big Ten in shot put with a UW-record distance of 62-3 ¼. She is also ranked third in the discus throw with a personal best distance of 188-3 that she set last weekend. 

3. SPEEDY BADGERS: Senior Destiny Huven looks to move up in the 100-meter hurdles after finishing third in 2022. She ran 13.09 in the finals last season, and is sitting at 13.18 this season. Huven is currently ranked fourth in the conference. 

Junior Kiley Robbins leads Wisconsin in the 100-meter dash, facing a strong field this weekend. Robbins ran a season-best time of 11.40 (wind-aided) last weekend at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic, and is ranked eighth in the Big Ten with this time. Robbins holds the…

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