Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Badger Athletics - Track & Field

Wisconsin Men's Track & Field Records and All-Time Results

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"On Wisconsin! The History of Badger Athletics" by Don Kopriva and Jim Mott

Men's Track Team Captures Big Ten Indoor Title, Wisconsin State Journal

Record-breaking Effort: UW Rolls to Big Ten Title, The Capital Times



Interesting Fact:

The largest winning margin during a Big Ten championship meet was 67.5 points, taking place in 2000 when Wisconsin had 150 points to win, followed by runner-up Illinois with 82.5 points.

Study Questions:

  • Who were some of the top athletes on the 2004 team?
  • When did the University of Wisconsin win its first indoor Big Ten championship?
  • How has the University of Wisconsin performed during the outdoor championship meets?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the UW Track and Field teams.

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  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on February 29:

    1944: Led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, U.S. forces invade the Admiralty Islands during World War II.

  • February 29

    February 29, 2004: The University of Wisconsin's men track team dominated the Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships as they won their fourth indoor crown in five years. The Badgers finished with a meet-record 174 points, topping runner-up Minnesota by 52 points. The men's indoor track team also won the Big Ten championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007, giving the Badgers 10 conference titles since 1995. The Badgers won the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships, the first Big Ten Conference university to accomplish the feat.

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