This Week in Badger Athletics


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The mens tennis team travels west for the NCAA Tournament while both mens and womens track and field teams host the final home event of the season at the McClimon Memorial Track and Soccer Complex.

For the second straight season, the UW mens tennis team earned an at-large bid into the 2008 NCAA Division I Mens Tennis Championships. The Badgers will take on No. 32 Washington at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 10 in Los Angeles, Calif. This marks the fourth time in school history that the Badgers have made it to the tournament and the first time they have done it in consecutive years. Wisconsin beat the same Washington team 4-3 in last years opening round matchup, and advanced past the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. UW then fell to Notre Dame in the second round.

The winner of the Wisconsin/Washington match will advance to play the winner of the UCLA and Eastern Washington match at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday.

The womens track and field team will wrap up its Big Ten Conference outdoor championship preparation by hosting the Wisconsin Twilight on Saturday. Field events begin at 2 p.m. with running events starting at 5 p.m. on the Dan McClimon Memorial Track on the west end of the UW campus. The Wisconsin Twilight is the only home event on the UW outdoor schedule. Teams scheduled to compete include Edgewood College, Marquette, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa and Wisconsin. Admission is free and free parking is available in lot 60 north of the track.

The meet will also feature a salute to the UW seniors at 6:50 p.m. The Badgers will graduate 11 seniors in 2008, including All-Americans Ann Detmer and Katrina Rundhaug. The 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Championships are May 16-18 at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Wisconsin placed eighth at last years Big Ten outdoor but improved to fourth at the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Championships.

The Wisconsin mens track and field team wraps up its Big Ten Conference outdoor championship preparation by hosting the Wisconsin Twilight on Friday and Saturday. The first day of the decathlon begins at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Dan McClimon Memorial Track. Day two of the decathlon begins at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday while open field events kick off at 2 p.m. Running events start at 5 p.m. Admission is free with free parking available in lot 60, located just north of the track.

The meet features a salute to the UW seniors at 6:50 p.m. The Badgers graduate six seniors in 2008: Peter Dykstra, Eric Hatchell, Luke Hoenecke, Adam Pischke, Ben Porter and Derek Thiel. The 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Championships are May 16-18 at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Wisconsin is the four-time defending team champion and also won the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Championship. Wisconsin picked up six more NCAA qualifying marks last weekend in competition. The Badgers upped their regional or national qualifying to 21 marks in 12 events after picking up marks at the Cardinal Invitational and Iowa Invitational.

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