Wisconsin men win Big Ten track championship

Badgers took lead after final event in Madison

Published On: May 14 2012 06:59:35 AM CDT   Updated On: May 14 2012 07:13:31 AM CDT
Wisconsin Badgers
MADISON, Wis. -

The Big Ten track and field championships finished Sunday in Madison. The Badger women take 6th place, but the men's competition went down to the wire.

Wisconsin led going into the final day, and got more points thanks to Mohammed Ahmed. The Olympic hopeful won the 5,000 meters in a meet record 13 minutes, 41 seconds.

But Wisconsin trailed Nebraska going into the final event, the 1600 meter relay. But the Badgers second place effort is that event is enough to secure the big ten outdoor championship, their first since 2007.

(There was) a lot of pressure on these kids coming into the final day," said UW Track and Field head coach Mick Byrne." Look at how tight this whole team race was. Incredible."

"It's a great feeling. It's great for the kids. They all rallied around each other. We got some great great clutch performances the last couple of days," said Byrne.