Badgers wrap up day one at Big Ten Championships

Badgers wrap up day one at Big Ten Championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 15th-ranked Wisconsin men’s track and field wrapped up day one at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Friday. The Badgers are currently tied for sixth in the team race with 14 points. Minnesota leads the team standings after three events with 32 points. Michigan State is second with 21 points while Penn State is third with 20 points.

Badgers score in 10,000 meters and hammer throw

Grad student Sam Coil kicked off the day for the UW scorers, finishing fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 213 feet, 3 inches. Redshirt junior Jason Swarens just missed a scoring spot, finishing ninth with a throw of 205-8.

In the 10,000 meters, two freshmen made impressive Big Ten debuts. Rookie Micah Wilson placed fourth, crossing in 29 minutes, 42.36 seconds while fellow freshman Jake Bourget was right behind, taking fifth in 30:24.64.


Freshman Hunter Cook also just missed scoring in the pole vault, tyng for ninth with a clearance of 15-10 ½.


Sharp advances in 1,500 meters


Australia native Jackson Sharp ran the second-fastest time in the 1,500-meter trials, finishing second in his heat in 3:44.01.

Day one Decathlon


Both Cade Amborn and Quinn Lansill finished day one of the decathlon in scoring position. Amborn currently sits in fifth place with 3,856 points while Lansill recorded five personal bests to stand in sixth place with 3,825 points.


In the decathlon 100 meters, Lansill finished fifth, running a personal best of 11.22 while Amborn placed eighth in 11.37. Both athletes jumped well in the decathlon long jump. Amborn finished second with a leap of 23-6 ¼, less than three inches off his personal best. Lansill recorded a personal best, finishing sixth with a jump of 22-3 ¾.

In the decathlon shot put, Amborn placed second with toss of 46-3 ¼ while Lansill finished sixth, improving his personal best by nearly three feet with a throw of 42-4.


In the decathlon high jump, Amborn finished second at 6-5 and Lansill placed third with a personal best jump of 6-4.


The duo wrapped up the first five events of the decathlon with the 400 meters. Lansill placed fifth, running a personal best time of 49.34, and Amborn finished 10th in 52.08.


Up Next

Day two of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships starts Saturday with day two of the decathlon starting at 10:30 a.m. CT. Field events…

CLICK HERE to Read the Full Original Article at Wisconsin Badgers…