Sprinters shine again in sprint medley relays

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After a disappointing start to the day at the Drake Relays, the Wisconsin men's team rebounded with a third-place finish in the sprint medley relay late Saturday morning.

The quartet of freshman Gavin Robertson (200 meters), junior Kyle Jefferson (200 meters), senior James Groce (400 meters) and junior Luke Rucks (800 meters) clocked the sixth-fastest time in school history, and the Badgers' best since 1982.

Eastern Illinois took the win in 3:16.89, with Iowa second in 3:17.74.

It was another strong showing for the Badgers' sprints program, which also claimed a runner-up finish in the 4x200-meter relay on Friday.
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On the women's side, the Badgers ran the third-fastest sprint medley in school history at 3:56.16. That clocking, from the foursome of freshman Jameice DeCoster, senior Alexis Beecham, freshman Brittney Harper and senior Amanda Donath, was good for a 10th-place finish.

Tulsa claimed the win in 3:47.44, with Ohio State second in 3:51.80.

The next action on the track for the Badgers is the finals of the women's shuttle hurdle relay, with the Badgers set to run at 12:56 p.m. UW also has LaQuita Brazil and Jordan Helgren competing in the women's triple jump at 12:30 p.m.
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