April 6, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s track and field team rounded out a busy weekend of competition as five Badgers won events at the Rex Foster Invite in Whitewater, Wis., on Sunday.
The Badgers were most impressive in the distance events, as the Badgers placed seven runners in the top-nine in the 5000 meters. Anne Gregory (17 minutes, 28.43 seconds), Kelly Whitley (17:35.01), Grace Meurer (17:48.73) and Erin Rosewicz (17:59.36) took the top four spots and were the lone runners to finish in under 18:25. Michelle Lee (6th, 18:31.68), Theresa Selestow (7th, 18:37.46) and Rebecca Stoebe (9th, 19:01.31) also competed for UW.
The Badgers also had the top-two finishers in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Ariel Michalek won the event in 11:28.17 while Dana Steffen finished shortly after in 11:32.54.
The other three victories on the day for UW came from Elizabeth Duxbury in the 400 meters, Katelyn Malcore in the 100 hurdles and Grace Heglund-Lohman in the 400 hurdles.
Duxbury came out on top in the 400 meters, while Alexis Farrington didn’t stray too far behind. Duxbury won in 58.58 while Farrington crossed in 58.93. Caroline Grassl also ran for the Cardinal and White and placed ninth in 1:00.63.
Malcore also won easily in the 100 hurdles, clocking in at 14.79.
Heglund-Lohman blew her competition out of the water by winning by nearly four seconds in the 400 hurdles. Her time of 1:03.66 was well ahead of second-place finisher Jacklyn Butler of UW-Stevens Point.
Taylor Johnson also enjoyed success in a pair of field events by notching a pair of top-four finishes. She finished third in the long jump after soaring 16 feet, 6 1/2 inches and placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 35-9 1/2.