The Badger men's team put a cap on Wisconsin's day of competition at the Drake Relays with a runner-up finish in the 4x200-meter relay as part of the "Relays Under the Lights" session this evening.
Three-fourths of the squad that set a school record in the event three weeks ago at the Florida Relays hit the track again at Drake, with sophomore Grant Bughman joining record-holders Gavin Robertson, Kyle Jefferson and James Groce.
This quartet fell short of the record but posted the third-fastest time in school history at 1:24.48 on their way to runner-up honors. There was no catching Baylor -- always a force in the sprints at Drake -- as the Bears claimed the title in 1:21.64.
Big Ten rivals Illinois (1:25.21) and Ohio State (1:25.54) claimed the third and fourth spots.
The Badgers return to action for the final day of the Drake Relays beginning early Saturday, with the women's 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay on tap at 8:20 a.m. The men's shuttle hurdle relay -- in which the Badgers are defending champs -- follows at 8:43 a.m.