Several members of the St. Louis Track and Field team competed in the finals of the CYO Track and Field Championships at IUPUI on Wednesday evening. It was an outstanding night for the Cardinals from both a weather and performance perspective.Joshua Myers began the evening with a 1st place finish in the cadet age group (7th/8th grade) 1600m run along with a new school record time of 4:49.80. This marked the third time this year that Joshua broke the school record in this event. Adam Moster placed 5th in the 1600m run with a PR of 5:12.39 while Tyler Kuntz took 16th with a PR as well at 5:39.07. Benjamin Moster competed in the 5th/6th grade age group and placed 4th overall with a PR of 5:31.08. The 1600m set the stage for the remainder of the evening as the Cardinals dug in and continued to be very competitive.Benjamin Moster and Zachary Harmeyer took the track next in the 400m dash. Benjamin placed 5th in his age group and did a nice job in competing shortly after setting his PR in the 1600m. Zachary placed 4th in the cadet age group and set a PR at 58.75.The Moster brothers along with Joshua Myers competed very well in the 800m run later in the evening. Benjamin placed 5th in his age group at 2:33.47 capping off a terrific evening. Joshua Myers placed 3rd at 2:19.23 and Adam Moster followed closely in 6th at 2:22.59 in the cadet age group.Zachary Harmeyer followed his 400m performance with a 6th place effort in the cadet 100m age group while Grace Mack placed 9th in the girls cadet age group. Zach and Grace both did a nice job as the 100m is a bit out of their range.Max Giesting, Adam Moster, Zachary Harmeyer and Joshua Myers finished the evening with a 4th place effort in the 800m sprint medley while breaking the school record. The team finished the 100-100-200-400 relay in a time of 1:58.51. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the finals on Wednesday evening. What a great way to end the 2016 track season!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach John Harmeyer.
The University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-17, 0-9 Big Ten) will try to avoid losing 10 straight games since beginning conference play as they welcome No. 14 Ohio State University (20-5, 10-1) to the Kohl Center for a showdown Saturday.The Badgers also look to end their streak of three straight 20-point losses going into the matchup with Ohio State Sunday. They desperately need to get back in the win column as they have gone nearly two months since their last victory — a one-point win on Dec. 12 against UW-Green Bay. The Badgers have not won more than one game in a row this year.Football: Jim Leonhard named Wisconsin defensive coordinatorPaul Chryst didn’t have to look far for his new defensive coordinator. The University of Wisconsin football team announced Thursday Read…Pulling off the upset against Ohio State will be no easy task, however, as the Buckeyes come into the Kohl Center this weekend ranked No. 14 nationally and second in the Big Ten behind No. 3 Maryland.The Buckeyes need a win as well to stay right on the tail of Big Ten-leading Maryland. The Buckeyes will have a pivotal game against the Terrapins on Feb. 20 which will likely decide the Big Ten regular season champion.The Badgers have to score more than their 60.8 points per game against the high-flying Buckeyes. The Buckeyes come into the game averaging 86.8 points per game and outscoring their opponents by an average of 15.4 points per game. During UW’s nine-game losing streak, they have only scored more than 60 points twice and seven times all season.UW could score the upset if they keep OSU’s leading scorer, Kelsey Mitchell, under her season scoring average (22.8). Mitchell is a dynamic player who also leads the Buckeyes in assists, and she will be on the front page of Wisconsin’s game plan going into Sunday.Men’s basketball: Fighting Illini no match for controlling BadgersThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team started out strong and never trailed as they knocked off the University of Read…Scoring and playing tough defense will be the name of the game for the Badgers if they want to compete with the Buckeyes. The Badgers’ leading scorers, Cayla McMorris (12.9) and Avyanna Young (10.1), will need to be at the top of their games to give UW the best chance to pull off their first Big Ten win in front of the home faithful.The Badgers will also have to play their best defense of the year to slow down the potent Buckeye’s offense. This will be a challenge as the Buckeyes have scored more than 60 points in every single game but two this year.The Badgers will continue their quest for their first Big Ten win at 1 p.m. airing on Big Ten Network.