Robbins breaks school record at Windy City Invite

Robbins breaks school record at Windy City Invite

CHICAGO – The Wisconsin women’s track and field team wrapped up day one of the Badgers Windy City Invitational at Gately Stadium with three victories and a new school record on Friday

Senior Kiley Robbins won the 60-meter dash and broke her own school record, while Madison Mooney won the mile and Chloe Lindeman won the weight throw to highlight the Badger performances on day one. 

Robbins breaks her own record

Kiley Robbins broke the school record in the 60-meter dash, which she had previously set last season. Robbins was off to a hot start, winning the preliminary race in 7.30 seconds and picking  up right where she left off in the finals. The Milwaukee native crossed in 7.24, a personal best that places her second in the Big Ten and 16th in the nation. 

Leané Willemse once again found herself in the front of the pack in the 3,000-meter race. Willemse finished third with a personal best time of 9:04.77, moving her to fifth on UW’s All-Time list and placing her second in the Big Ten this season. 

Madison Mooney continues her hot streak in the mile, winning the event with a personal best time of 4 minutes, 34.54 seconds. The Bloomfield, Colorado native is ranked third in the Big Ten and 22nd nationally. Junior Mya Bunke competed alongside Mooney, she finished ninth with a time of 4:48.92. 

Lexi Westly was back competing in the 5000 meters, capturing a second-place finish with a time of 16:23.53. Vivian Hacker followed right behind Westly, finishing third in 16:31.96. Bella Jacobsen also earned herself a top-10 finish, crossing in 16:46.33 for sixth place.

Field standouts 

The weight throw dominated Friday’s competition as six  Badgers placed in the top 10 with two season bests and two personal bests. 

Lindeman led the way for UW, winning the event with a throw of 73 feet, 6 ¼ inches, a season-best for the redshirt senior. Her throw ranks third in the Big Ten and seventh in the NCAA this season. Graduate student Olivia Roberts placed third with a toss of 68-3 1/4 (20.81m), while Chikere Oduocha took fourth with a personal best toss of 64-1 ¼. Abby Peeler finished fifth with a season-best mark of 67-07 (20.60m), and Asia Rave placed sixth with a personal-best throw of  65-10 1/4 (20.07m) which lands her ninth on UW’s All-time list. 

In the long jump, freshman Elissa Perkins finished eighth with a…

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