Wisconsin travels to Iowa for Bill Bergan Invitational


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Jan. 30, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. -- After three straight home meets, the Wisconsin women’s track and field team hits the road for the first time during the 2014 season when it heads to Ames, Iowa to compete in the two-day Bill Bergan Invitational at the Lied Recreation Center.

The Badgers will face competitors from Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Kansas State and Iowa. The meet marks the first of four competitions on the road, as the Badgers do not return home until the Red & White Open on Feb. 21.

Bill Bergan Invitational
 Date  Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 
 Location  Ames, Iowa  |  Lied Recreation Center
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Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Kansas State and Iowa

For the second time this year, Wisconsin will compete in a scored meet, as the Badgers defeated Missouri 80-72 in a dual meet on Jan. 18 at The Shell. Wisconsin earned a runner-up finish at last year’s Bill Bergan Invitational.

The Badgers will send a partial squad to the meet, as Deanna Latham and Taylor Twedt will be lone UW competitors competing on Friday as the duo will partake in the pentathlon. It marks the first pentathlon of the year for Latham and Twedt, as Latham is coming off of a second-team All-American performance at last year’s NCAA meet.

Also competing for the Badgers is Laura McGinnis, who had an outstanding performance for UW in its dual win against Missouri. McGinnis won the triple jump and the long jump to help UW earn an 80-72 win.

Wisconsin will have a strong distance contingent competing, led by Molly Hanson, who enjoyed a strong cross country season for UW.

The pentathlon begins at 10 a.m. on Friday with the 60 hurdles. The women’s 3,000 kicks off action on Saturday with a 10 a.m. start, while the women’s pole vault, high jump and shot put all start at 11 a.m. on Friday.

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