April 21, 2012
• Musco Twilight Invitational results
MADISON, Wis. -- There were personal-best marks and top finishes to be had both on and off the track for members of the No. 25 Wisconsin men's track and field team Saturday at the Musco Twilight Invitational.
In field competition, it was Dan Block and Alex Thompson who threw their weight around all day and landed themselves on the all-time UW lists.
Block recorded a personal-best mark in the shot put, tossing a distance of 60 feet, 2 1/2 inches to win the event. His best effort of the season, the sophomore threw for the fifth-best distance on UW's all-time list in the event.
Not yet done for the day, the Hanover Park, Ill., native also took the win in a special section of the discus with his best mark yet this season at 190-3.
It was also in the event that Thompson placed third with a personal-best throw of 177-6 and recorded the No. 9 all-time UW mark in the event.
Both Block and Thompson also competed in another section of the discus, as Block took third with a toss of 186-11 and Thompson finished in fourth place with his heave of 175-2.
Placing in the hammer throw for the second time this season, Block finished 10th in the event with a mark of 182-1. Minnesota's Quentin Mege won with his toss of 215-0.
Freshman Garret Payne headlined Wisconsin's efforts on the track in Iowa City, as the Badger recorded a pair of personal-bests and a win.
The freshman led the way for UW in the 400 meters, winning the event in a personal-best time of 47.89 seconds. Brady Hammon also earned a top-five finish by racing to a finishing time of 48.50 to come in fifth.
Three other Badgers competed, with Tyler Woloszyk taking sixth in a time of 48.58, Drew Simmons ninth in 48.81 and Brett Hartman coming in 17th place after clocking in at 49.60 seconds.
The other personal-best for Payne came in the 200 meters, as the Glen Ellyn, Ill., native finished second in just of 21.79 seconds.
Payne's run was the second-fastest of the season for a Badger in the event this season.
Matt Kerswill and Woloszyk also ran for UW in the event, as Kerswill crossed the finish line in 22.11 seconds to place sixth and Woloszyk finished in 22.55 seconds for 13th place.
Minnesota's Cameron Boy picked up the win with his time of 21.39 seconds.
Kerswill also ran in the 100 meters and finished in sixth place with a time of 10.86.
Four hometown Hawkeyes finished in the top five of the event, with Iowa's Justin Austin taking the win in 10.47 seconds.
A week after entering the all-time UW record books for his performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the Mississippi Open, Patrick Plank was back in action in the event for UW.
The senior earned a second-place finish after racing to a finishing time of 51.53 seconds, but was edged out by Iowa's Ethan Holmes, who finished in 51.24 seconds.
Grant Bughman also ran in the event for UW, finishing sixth with a personal-best time of 52.55 seconds.
Tim Hucke ran in the 800 meters for the third time this season, finishing with his fastest time yet and taking 10th place in a time of 1 minutes, 53.25 seconds.
Unattached runner Edward Kemboi won the race with his time of 1:47.59.
Four Badgers also teamed up and competed in the 4x400-meter relay for Wisconsin.
Aaron Thompson, Bughman, Woloszyk and Hucke teamed up and ran to a seventh-place finish with their combined time of 3:17.86.