Madison, Wis. — The 17th Wisconsin women’s track and field team continues its indoor season, competing in two separate meetings this weekend. All runners and pitchers travel to Bloomington, Indiana to compete in the Indiana University Relays Friday through Saturday. Events begin at 5:00 PM CT on Friday and 10:15 AM CT on Saturday. Athletes competing in the pentathlon, long jump, triple jump and pole vault travel to Champaign, Illinois Friday through Saturday for the Illini Challenge. Events begin at 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday and 10:15 a.m. CT on Saturday.
Here are five events to watch this weekend.
1. THROW WITH THE BADGERS: The pitchers will compete alongside runners in Indiana wearing Redshirt Junior Chloe Lindeman Headlining the weight throw. Lindeman set a school record at last weekend’s event. She won the event with a throw of 74 feet, 7 inches, improving on her previous best by more than two feet. She broke a four-year-old UW record and surpassed the previous mark of 73-3 1/4 set by Banke Oginni in 2019. Her toss now tops the Big Ten and ranks fourth nationally. She is accompanied by other badgers Olivia Roberts and Abby Peeler, who also earned podium finishes this weekend. In shot put Redshirt Senior Josie Shepherd returns in action this week.
2. ROUNDS AND MORE ROUNDS: A strong field of distance runners will compete in Indiana this weekend. Senior Victoria Heiligenthal leads the Badgers in the mile after running 4 minutes and 48.39 seconds last weekend. Six other UW athletes placed in the top 10 last weekend, including a graduate student Lucinda Crouch and Redshirt Junior Shea Ruhl placed in the top five for the team with times of 4:48.81 and 4:50.15 respectively. Junior Samantha Stieve leads the Badgers in fifth place in the 3,000 meters in 9:29.96.
3. FAST BADGES: Sprint Star Kiley Robbins leads the Badgers into the dashes. Robbins finished second in the 60 meters last weekend at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational with 7.45 seconds. senior citizens fate Huven and Taylor Gilling Both have achieved personal bests this season. Robbins also leads the team in the 200 meters, running 24.73 at the Wieczorek.
4. HURDLING HUVEN: Senior fate Huven He can also be expected in the 60-meter hurdles. Huven finished fifth, breaking her own school record with an 8.14 in the semifinals and finals. Her time leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally this season.
5. HOW HIGH CAN YOU GO: second grader Julia Moore led Badger competitors in the Iowa pole vault and will return this weekend alongside other event athletes. Moore had the highest clearance for a second place last weekend at 12-9 ½, which puts her 10th on the UW indoor performance list. In addition to her, two other badgers placed in the top five – Tia Dorshorst finished fourth after clearing 12-5 ½, and Lauren Bilau Tie for fifth place by a margin of 12-1 ½.
Fans can follow the @badgertrackxc action on Twitter and Instagram, and a recap of the meetup will be posted to UWBadgers.com shortly after the competition.