Badgers open outdoor season at LSU

Badgers open outdoor season at LSU

MADISON, Wis — The UW men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their outdoor campaign this weekend in Louisiana, competing at the Keyth Talley Invitational on Saturday, which was highlighted by Asia Rave’s win in the hammer throw. 

Four other UW athletes broke personal records at the LSU facilities in Baton Rouge. 

Badgers battle in field events

Asia Rave kicked off the day for the Badgers with a win in the hammer throw. She threw for a distance of  192 feet, 4 inches (58.62m), a personal best for the junior. She is currently seventh on UW’s All-Time Outdoor List in the event. Danni Langseth joined Rave, finishing third with a throw of  185-10 (56.66m).

Langseth was back competing in the discus throw, capturing her second top-three finish for the weekend. She finished third with a distance of 156-9 (47.78m) and was joined in the top 10 by fellow Badger Chikere Oduocha, who finished seventh with a throw of Chikere Oduocha – 141-11 (43.27m). Mackenzie Heyroth made her 2024 track debut, competing in the javelin throw, finishing 12th with a distance of 106-8 (32.51m). 

On the men’s side, Hunter Cook picked up right where he left off in the indoor season. For a second consecutive meet, he set a PR in the pole vault with a mark of 16-11 (5.16m). Cook finished third in the event. 

Jacob Zednik’s javelin throw of 195-7 (59.61m), which he finished fourth in, shattered his personal best. The throw lands at No. 10 on the UW top 10 list. 

Jacob Bugella also finished third while breaking his own personal best in the hammer throw. Bugella’s toss of 201-7 (61.45m) is good for No. 9 on the UW outdoor top 10 list.

Multi-athletes competed in select events Saturday, with Cade Amborn and Quinn Lansill representing the men’s side. Amborn placed 13th in the discus throw with a toss of 144-1 (43.92m) and fifth in the javelin with a personal best mark of 191-4 (58.33m). UW alum Zach Ziemek competed unattached in the javelin as he trains for the Olympic Trials. He finished second with a distance of 197-0 (60.06m). 

Track standouts

Lansill earned a top-10 finish in the 110 high hurdles, crossing the line in 14.60 seconds to take seventh.

The Badger women were represented on the track by Shaina Zinter and Kyla Saleh, who competed together in the 200-meter and 100-meter hurdles. In the 200 meters, Zinter led the duo with a…

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