March 21, 2014
Day One Results
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor season at the Walt Disney World Open on Friday in Orlando, Fla. The Badgers won six events on the first day of competition.
The men's team won four events, with three wins coming in relays. Wisconsin claimed the 4x200-meter relay as the team of Zach Reitzug, Brandon Kappel, Shawn Michels and Matt Widule broke the tape in 1 minute, 28.24 seconds.
Kappel also claimed a title in the 1600-meter sprint medley relay. He ran the 400-meter leg, teaming with Ryan Davis (200 meters), Garret Payne (200 meters) and Tyler Woloszyk (800 meters) to cross in 3:32.64.
The Badgers claimed the championship of the 4x1500-meter relay. The quartet of Mohammed Ahmed, Alex Brill, Michael Van Voorhis and Malachy Schrobilgen finished 16:47.56.
Wisconsin also finished second in the 4x100-meter relay as Ryan Davis, Payne, Kappel and Reitzug crossed in 42 seconds flat. Aaron Thompson won the 400-meter hurdles in 53.75 while Michels was fifth in 56.08 and Reitzug was sixth in 56.38. Alex Thompson was the top finisher in the discus throw with a toss of 161 feet, 5 inches.
The Badgers are currently second in the team standings with 66 points, only three points behind team leader Princeton.
The Badger women won two events and finished second in two other events on the first day of competition.
Junior Sophie Roth claimed the 400 meters in 57.58 while Emma Reifel was fifth in 1:00.90. Sophomore
Molly Hanson took the 800 meters in 2:13.65 with Sarah Disanza finishing second in 2:16.55. Freshman Georgia Ellenwood finished second in the 200 meters in 25.94 while Taylor Twedt took eighth in 27.56.
Junior Laura McGinnis took second in the triple jump at 40 feet.
Wisconsin is currently in third place in the team standings with 46 points. Princeton leads the team race with 174 points with Edward Waters second with 75 points.