Badgers wrap up busy weekend at Penn and Texas

Badgers wrap up busy weekend at Penn and Texas

AUSTIN, Texas. –  The UW men’s track and field team ran the third-best time in the 4xMIle at the Penn Relays, while Jason Swarens recorded the No. 15 mark in the country in the shot put and Giovanni Wearing won the 110-meter hurdles at the Texas Invitational on Saturday. 

Badgers Run Third-Best Time in School History at Penn

The quartet of Andrew Casey, Bryce Stachewicz, Max Hartke and Joe dosReis ran the third-best time in program history in the 4xMile to wrap up action at the Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. 

The group crossed the line in 16:18.64 to place sixth in the meet.  

In addition, former UW standout Olli Hoare took second in the invitational mile at the Penn Relays in 3:51.28.

PRs aplenty in Texas

Four Badgers earned personal bests at the Texas Invitational on Saturday at Mike A. Meyers Stadium while two of them also posted top-10 marks in school history. 

Jacob Zednik starred in the javelin throw with the sixth-best throw in school history. He placed fourth in the event with a distance of 203 feet 3 inches (61.96m), becoming only the seventh Badger to throw more than 200 feet in the event.

In the hammer throw, Jacob Bugella took third with a PR of 207-2 (63.15m), which strengthens his grip on the No. 9 mark in school history.

Swarens began his outdoor shot put campaign on a high note. The 2024 NCAA Indoor Shot Put All-American finished second in the event with a distance of 63-4 ¼ (19.31m).His mark is the 15th furthest in Division I this outdoor season and second in the Big Ten. 

Giovanni Wearing won the 110-meter hurdle with a wind-aided time of 3.55 seconds at the Texas Invitational. Sprinters Elliot Harris and Jalen Williams also competed in the 400 meters, as Harris recorded a personal best in the event at 47.42. He finished eighth, while Williams placed 12th at 47.74. The group then combined for a 4×100 relay, seeing Harris, Justin Kiefel, Wearing and Williams finishing fifth at 41.60. 

Finally, jump specialist Kiefel competed in his fifth meet of the year, earning a personal best and seventh place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 49-0 3/4 (14.95m). 

Up Next: The Badgers return home for their lone home meet of the year, the Badger Challenge on Friday, May 3. UW will compete against UNI and UW-Milwaukee in the final meet before 2024 Big Ten Outdoor…

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