April 11, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- With the 2013 outdoor campaign’s “regular season” already at its halfway point, the Badgers return to the road this weekend, with the Wisconsin women’s track and field team traveling to the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
The three-day meet begins Thursday at the University of Tennessee's Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.
Many athletes will compete for Wisconsin, including UW sprinters, distance runners and jumpers.
On Friday, UW’s Caitlin Comfort, Gabrielle Anzalone, Hanna Knurr and Kristen Yarows will begin the meet for the Badgers, when they take to the track to compete in the 3000 meters at 12:25 p.m.
Following the 3000 meters, sophomore Sophie Roth will represent the Badgers in the 100 meters and 200 meters, while sophomore Katelyn Malcore will race in the 100 hurdles and will be joined by fellow sophomore Grace Heglund-Lohman in the 400 hurdles.
Also competing for Wisconsin on Friday are senior Brittney Harper, junior Elizabeth Wendt, junior Elizabeth Sequin in the 800 meters, while senior Megan Beers, sophomore Rachel McNally and redshirt freshman Colleen McNulty are entered in the 1500 meters.
Additionally, seniors Ashley Beutler and Hanna Knurr will compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
Closing out the day for the Badgers will be sophomore Theresa Selestow, senior Kiah Ehrke, junior Kristen Yarows in the 5000 meters and the redshirt freshman duo of Anne Gregory and Jenna McMiller in the 10,000 meters.
Competing in field events are redshirt freshman Brooke Richardson in the high jump, senior Alexis Mitchell in the long jump and sophomore Laura McGinnis, redshirt freshman Kara Krugel and Mitchell in the triple jump.
The competition continues on Saturday with the Badgers set to compete in several relays, which are the highlight of the weekend’s competition.
At 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, Wisconsin’s Wendt, Beers, Harper and Roth will open up the second day of competition for the Badgers when they compete in Wisconsin’s first distance medley relay of the outdoor season.
Following the DMR, Beers, Harper, Wendt and McNulty will represent the Badgers In the 4x800 relay. Beers will also compete in the 4x1500 meter relay, along with teammates Beutler, Comfort and Anzalone.
The Badgers will wrap up the Sea Ray Relays with the 4x400 relay, with senior Carrie Edmunds, Heglund-Lohman, Roth and Malcore racing for Wisconsin.
Additionally, three pole vault athletes will also compete for the Badgers this weekend, when they travel to Platteville, Wis., for the UW-Platteville Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomores Courtney Walden and Jessica Vardas, along with redshirt freshman Taylor Kirby, will compete in the vault when competition begins at 11 a.m. at UW-Platteville’s Track and Field Complex.