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Badgers claim 10 events in regular-season finale

<b>Junior Brittney Harper recorded the fastest UW time in the 400 meters this season, winning in a time of 55.53 seconds.</b>

Junior Brittney Harper recorded the fastest UW time in the 400 meters this season, winning in a time of 55.53 seconds.

May 5, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. -- After handling the Wisconsin Open on Saturday -- with Badgers winning 10 different events on the day -- the Wisconsin women’s track and field team built plenty of home-track momentum before welcoming in next weekend’s Big Ten championships.

Marissa Savitch, Sophie Roth, Laura McGinnis and Katie Duchow teamed up and established the winning mentality early, tying UW’s fastest 4x100-meter relay time this season and taking the win in the event in a time of 47.64 seconds.

In the 100 meters, Roth took the win in a time of 12.15 seconds, while Duchow finished fifth with her season-best time of 12.55.

Roth and Duchow were at it again in the 200 meters, as Roth took runner-up with a time of 24.75 and Duchow recorded another season-best time of 25.39 to finish fifth.

In another impressive display, a streak of seven consecutive Badgers crossed the finish line in the 3000 meters, taking first through seventh place.

Gabrielle Anzalone was the first Badger to cross the finish line in the event and finished in 9 minutes, 45.73 seconds to take the win. In order, she was then followed by teammates Theresa Selestow, Erica Spiegelberg, Anne Gregory, Kristen Yarows, Rebecca Stoebe and Jessica Sykes.

Selestow, Speigelberg and Sykes stood out from the group, as each crushed their previous best mark to record new personal-best times. Finishing second, Selestow recorded a time of 9:46.24, while Speigelberg came in third with her time of 10:21.83 and Sykes finished seventh in 10:29.09.

Brittney Harper picked up another win for UW in the 400 meters, as the junior dashed to the win in a time of 55.53, the fastest in the event by any Badger this season.

Three different Badgers ran in events for this first time this season, yet each came away with wins.

Running in the 800 meters for the first time, Elizabeth Wendt earned the top spot in with her time of 2:13.22. Erin Krause finished third in 2:14.79, while Elizabeth Sequin came in fifth with a personal-best time of 2:17.93.

Hanna Knurr made her season debut in the 1500 meters, showing no signs of rust and taking the win in the event with her time of 4:33.58.

Pacing herself to a time of 11:42.41, Dana Steffen competed in her first 3000-meter steeplechase this season and picked up the win.

Three of the 10 wins on the day came off the track for UW, with Badgers taking top spots in the hammer throw, high jump and long jump.

Angela Boushea came away with the win in the hammer, recording a distance of 174 feet, 10 inches. Abby Lueck was runner-up in the event with her heave of 174-8.

Monika Jakutyte, Kate Flood and Jessica Flax made it a 1-2-3 finish in the high jump, as Jakutyte cleared 5-8 1/2 to take the win, while Flood recorded a height of 5-2 1/4 for second place and Flax earned third with her mark of 5-3 1/4.

Yolanda Hayes-Barnes leapt to the top of the leaderboard in the long jump, recording a distance of 17-5 1/4 for the win. McGinnis finished in second place with a personal-best mark of 17-3 1/4, while Kara Krugel came in fourth with her leap of 16-9 1/4.

Wisconsin hosts the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships next weekend, May 11-13, at the McClimon Complex.

Tickets are available and can be purchased at UWBadgers.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS.

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