December 19, 2014

Badgers win Big Ten Indoor Track title

The 10th-ranked Wisconsin men’s track and field team claimed the team title at the

Big Ten Champs / Photo courtesy of UW Athletic Communications

Big Ten Champs / Photo courtesy of UW Athletic Communications

2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships on Saturday in Geneva, Ohio.

The Badgers scored 90 points to emerge victorious out of an extremely tight team race that saw the top five teams separated by just four points.

Wisconsin won its 17th Big Ten title in track and field (indoor and outdoor) since 2000.  The rest of the league has combined for nine titles in that span.  It is UW’s first indoor championship since 2008 and follows the Badgers’ outdoor crown from 2012.

The championship is the 26th for UW under 30th-year head coach Ed Nuttycombe, the winningest coach in Big Ten history.