MADISON, Wis. – The No. 15 Wisconsin men’s track and field team is heading to Bloomington, Indiana for the 2023 Big Ten Outdoor Championships this weekend. Day one of events begins on Friday with the decathlon at 11 a.m. CT. Field events begin at 11:45 a.m. CT while running events start 4:35 p.m. CT. The championships runs through Sunday.
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Here are the five events to watch for this weekend:
1. TWO DAYS OF THE DECATHLON: Badgers Cade Amborn and Quinn Lansill are set to compete in this weekend’s decathlon. Amborn currently leads the Badgers ranking fifth in the Big Ten this season in the 10-event challenge. Last month at the Bryan Clay Invitational, the Bangor, Wisconsin, native set a personal best in the decathlon with 7,383 points, recording personal bests in four events. Lansill is also set to compete in the decathlon on Friday-Saturday.
2. SPLIT SECOND: 2023 Big Ten Indoor chapion in the 60 meters Lawrence Johnson will be competing in this weekend’s 100 meters and 200 meters. Last year, he broke the 15-year old record set by Demi Omole in the 100 meters, running a time of 10.08. Johnson also holds the school record in the 200 meters at 20.41. Despite being slowed by a minor injury, Johnson ranks fifth in the Big Ten in the 100 meters in 10.20. He will be joined by redshirt sophomore Sam Amusan in the dashes while senior Colin Enz ranks in the top 20 of the 400 meters after running a season-best of 47.30 last weekend.
In the hurdles, freshman Giovanni Wearing is set to compete in the 110-meter high hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. Wearing ran a best of 13.95 in the 110-meter high hurdles this season, tying him ninth in the Big Ten this season.
3. DOMINANCE IN THE DISTANCE: Junior Bob Liking is all too familiar in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. Liking leads the Badgers and the Big Ten this season while also ranking sixth nationally in 13:27.92 and 28:00.77, respectively. Australian native Jackson Sharp, the 2023 Big Ten Indoor champion in the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters, ranks second in the Big Ten in the 5,000 meters in 13:29.84. Wisconsin also has three other athletes ranking in the top 10 in the 5,000 meters in Jack Meijer, Rowen Ellenberg and Micah Wilson. In the 10,000…
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