Badgers recognized by FloTrack readers

The Wisconsin women's and men's track and field teams find themselves receiving accolades in the 2010 FloAwards from flotrack.org.

The UW men were voted as a sleeper pick in the FloAwards, as the Badgers are returning four of their top five teams from last year's seventh-place NCAA team. FloTrack highlights the Badgers' top returnees, including sophomore Mohammed Ahmed and senior Landon Peacock.

Freshman Alex Hatz looks to be a threat in the upcoming indoor seasons according to FloTrack, after receiving 83 votes from fans to earn a spot on the site's FloFrosh rankings. Based on his performance as a high school athlete, the readers ranked him fourth in the FloFrosh rundown.

On the women's side, freshman Emily Sisson is expected to contribute significantly in the upcoming season and earned the top spot in the women's FloFrosh. Sisson's performance in the summer looks to have sky-rocketed her status, as she finished third at the 2009 Footlocker Championships and ran personal bests in both the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters at the World Junior Championships. Sisson has the fastest 5,000-meter time of any woman in the NCAA field.

Both the UW men's and women's cross country teams will be running this Saturday in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, and you can catch Emily Sisson among those competing for Wisconsin.

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