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Badgers place third in distance medley at Florida Relays


April 5, 2014

Florida Relays Results  |  Embry-Riddle Spike Classic Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Wisconsin women’s track and field team posted a top-three finish at one of the elite outdoor competitions of the season Saturday afternoon at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. UW also won four events at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic in Daytona, Fla., on the day.

UW’s distance medley relay team, consisting of sophomore Rachel McNally, junior Sophie Roth, junior Lizzie Wendt and sophomore Molly Hanson, raced to a third-place finish in the team’s lone relay race of the meet.

The quartet clocked a time of 11 minutes, 36.39 seconds while host Florida ran away with the win in 11:18.51.

In the invitational hammer throw, senior Angela Boushea placed 12th with a toss of 179 feet, 4 inches. Boushea also competed in the shot put and finished 16th with a mark of 43-10 1/2.

Roth led the Badgers at the Embry-Riddle Spike Classic by winning both the 200 meters and 400 meters.

In the 200 meters, Roth posted a time of 24.68 in the 200 meters while her time of 56.59 in the 400 meters bested two runners from Williams.

Two other Badgers also secured victories Saturday in Daytona, Fla.

Freshman Kimberly Azie barely edged out Breann Smith in the 100 meter finals and won by .04 seconds. Azie finished with a time of 12.47 for her first win in the outdoor season.

Senior Laura McGinnis’ win came by a more considerable margin, as she beat Williams’ Candice Dyce by over two feet. McGinnis soared 39-7 3/4 to give the Middleton, Wis., native her second top-two finish in the outdoor season.

The Badgers placed third in their lone relay of the day at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic, clocking in at 48.88.

 The Badgers will get back into action Sunday morning at the Rex Foster Invitational in Whitewater, Wis. The first event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (CT).

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