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Will Ottow
Will Ottow

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
La Crosse, Wis.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Event:
Middle Distance

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Sophomore/Sophomore

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
At the Red & White Open (2/21), won the 600 meters in 1:20.35 ... placed 38th in the 800 meters in 1:57.95 and helped his team finish 16th in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:18.62 at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) ... with a time of 1:54.71, finished fourth in the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), placed fourth in the 800 meters in 1:57.24, while also helping his team finish third in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:20.79 ... making his season debut, finished third in the 800 meters in 1:55.61 at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor: Placed fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.85 at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), making his outdoor season debut, finished fourth in the 800 meters in 1:53.75 and helped his team place second in the 4x400 relay in 3:19.94

2013 Indoor: Won the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:53.98 at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) ... at the Red & White Open (2/15), placed fourth in the 600 meters, clocking in at 1:20.28 ... finished 12th in the 400 meters in a personal-best time of 49.19 seconds at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) ... placed third at the Squig Converse Invitational (2/1) in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:56.13 ... at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26), finished 14th in the 800 meters by clocking in at 1:55.87 ... competing unattached, finished third in the 600 metersat the Wisconsin Invitational (1/19) with a time of 1:20.04 ... competing unattached, ran a career-best 1:20.25 to finish second in the 600 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)

2013 Outdoor: At the Wisconsin Open (5/4), placed fifth in the 800 meters in 1:53.86 ... finished seventh in the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:53.68 at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20) ... at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/13), placed seventh in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 1:54.78 ... in a personal-best time of 1:54.48, finished seventh in the 800 meters at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30) ... also helped the 4x400-meter relay team place sixth in 3:15.14

2012 Indoor:
Finished fifth in the 600 meters with a personal-best time of 1:23.03 seconds at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... with a time of 1:26.37 finished 16th in the 600 meters at the Badger Track Classic (1/14)

High School
As a senior, helped Red Raiders claim 2011 Wisconsin Division 1 state title in 4x800 relay (7:52.17) ... also finished second in 4x400 relay (3:19.37) and third in 800 meters (1:53.55) at state meet ... finished career as La Crosse Central school record-holder in 800 meters, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay and 4x800 relay ... also lettered in cross country ... graduated with 4.0 grade-point average, tying for No. 1 in his class ... high school coach: Niels Anderson

Personal
Parents are kate and Dan Ottow ... has a younger sister, Sadie ... grandfather, Bill Davies, played football at UW in the late 1930s ... major is vocal performance

Why Wisconsin?
"I come from a long line of Badgers on both sides of my family. Both my parents, grandfathers and many of my uncles went to UW, and I always wanted to continue that family tradition. I came here because of that as well as for academics before I ever knew I would be an athlete here."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
400 Meters 49.19 2-8-13
600 Meters 1:20.04 1-19-13 400 Meters 49.93 High School
800 Meters 1:53.98 3-1-13 800 Meters 1:53.68 4-20-13

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