ROSEMONT, ILL. – Wisconsin claimed the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Rankin Track & Field in West Lafayette, Ind. The Badgers posted three individual crowns en route to their third-straight title and 26th overall. Wisconsin becomes the first team to win three-consecutive conference championships since the Badgers won four in a row from 2004-07.
Wisconsin totaled 121 points to claim the championship, while Illinois (109 points) and Nebraska (106 points) came in second and third, respectively. Ohio State finished in fourth place with 80 points, while Purdue rounded out the top five with 79 points.
The Badgers picked up first-place finishes from Mohammed Ahmed (5,000-meter run), Reed Connor (10,000-meter run) and Zach Ziemek (pentathlon). Wisconsin claimed the top three spots in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs, as Connor and Malachy Schrobilgen followed Ahmed in the 5,000-meters and Ahmed and VanVoorhis finished behind Connor in the 10,000-meters.