The men’s track-and-field team took its talents to Eugene, Ore., this summer for the USA Track-and-Field Championships.
UW senior T.J. Nelson and junior Len Herring led the way for the Badgers, both competing into the later rounds of the championships. Nelson finished sixth in his semifinal heat of the 110-meter hurdles, while Herring took 14th in the triple jump.
Nelson competed in the second heat of the semifinals, running a time of 13.91 seconds. The top four finishers in each heat advanced to the final. Larry Wade and Dominique Arnold were the third and fourth qualifiers from the second heat, both finishing in 13.67 seconds. Nelson’s time earned him 11th place overall.
The two Wisconsin athletes qualified for the later heats with solid performances in the earlier rounds of the competition.
Nelson advanced to the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles after he finished fourth in his heat with a time of 13.67 seconds.
Herring fouled on two of his three jumps and failed to advance to the final. In his first competition since a hamstring injury at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Herring recorded a leap of 15.25 m (50-0 1?2) on his second attempt.
Also competing well in Oregon were senior Jared Cordes and freshman Matt Tegenkamp.
Tegenkamp placed 12th in the 5,000-meter final with a personal best time of 13:49.64.
Cordes placed 13th in his heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:05.34. He failed to qualify for the final.
— compiled from staff reports