MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s track team continues its outdoor season this weekend with most of the team traveling to Des Moines, Iowa for the Friday-Saturday Drake Relays. Select distance runners will compete in the Thursday-Saturday Penn Relays in Philadelphia while pitchers will face off in Whitewater on Friday in the UW-Whitewater Drake Relays alternate meet.
Fans can follow the results live on our Twitter page @BadgerTrackXC.
Here are five events to watch this weekend.
1. THROW Badgers AWAY: Badger pitchers head to Whitewater on Friday with events starting at noon. Chloe Lindeman, Chikere Oduocha and Olivia Robert will participate in hammer and discus during the meet. Roberts and Lindeman rank third and fourth respectively in the hammer at Wisconsin with personal bests of 195-7 and 195-6 1/2, which ranks them sixth and seventh in the Big Ten this season.
2. PASS THE STICK: The Badgers are scheduled to compete in several relays this weekend at the Drake Relays. UW will compete in the 4×100 meter relay, the medley distance relay and the 4×1600 meter relay. The quartet of Armoni Brown, Destin Huven, Taylor Gilling and Kiley Robbins ran the second-fastest time in program history in the 4×100-meter relay of 44.53 at the Jim Click Shoot Out on April 8. This time also ranks fourth in the Big Ten this season.
3. DISTANCE RUNNERS GO TO PENN RELAYS: Select distance runners will compete in the Penn Relays Thursday through Saturday. Danielle Orie will represent Wisconsin in the 5,000 meter championship on Thursday at 5:50 p.m. CT. Athletes will also compete in the medley distance relay and the 4×1500 meter relay. Potential athletes in the relays in Danielle Bellin, Lucinda Crouch, Victoria HeiligenthalAlissa Niggeman, Shea Ruhly, Peyton Sippy, Emma Watke and Alexa Westley.
4. HOW HIGH CAN YOU FLY? Julia Moore, Tia Dorshorst and Hailey Orlowski will compete in the pole vault at the Drake Relays Friday at 1 p.m. Orlowski leads the Badgers in the event and is currently ranked third all-time for UW at 13-8 1/2. Dorshorst cleared 13-1 1/2 this season, which ranks 12th in the Big Ten.
5. OBSTACLES X TWO: Destin Huven is back for more in the 100 meter hurdles this weekend. The current school record holder for the event is looking to better her season best time of 13.16, set on March 24. She currently ranks third in the Big Ten this season. Bianca Stuber is currently ranked second in the Big Ten in the 400-meter hurdles after posting a personal best 57.40 on April 9. His time ranks second all-time in Wisconsin, just 0.24 seconds off the school record set by Tracey Mattes in 1990.