MADISON, Wis. – Teams from across the country will travel to Madison for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, Presented by Under Armour on Friday, at the Tom Zimmer Championship Course.
The meet is scheduled to begin with the women’s “B” 6K race at 11:00 a.m. (CT) with the men’s “B” 8K race to follow at 11:40 a.m. The women’s championship 6K is slated to begin at 12:20 p.m. and the men’s championship 8K will follow at 1:00 p.m.
There is no spectator parking at the cross country course or University Ridge. Spectator parking will be located at Blackhawk Church in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Spectator shuttles are available to transport spectators for $8 per person round trip. The shuttle service will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude one hour after the final race has finished. The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the upper level of the parking structure at Blackhawk Church.
- RANKED TEAMS AT THE NUTTY: Friday’s race marks the first time in the history of the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Presented by Under Armour that over half of the teams participating are nationally ranked teams. Thirty-six teams will be competing in the women’s race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Presented by Under Armour. Out of those 36 teams, 24 of them are ranked in the top 30 for United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches’ Poll, including the No. 28 Badgers. Thirty-five teams are set to compete this Friday for the men’s race including Wisconsin ( No. 6), with 19 teams ranked top 30 in the NCAA Division 1. For both the men’s and women’s races 8 teams are ranked in the top 10.
- MEN’S TEAM TO WATCH: Competing for the men at this year’s Nuttycombe will be BYU who is ranked No.1. BYU is bringing junior Casey Clinger who is ranked sixth in the nation and senior Christian Allen who is 17th in the nation for men’s cross country according to the FloTrack Individual Rankings.
In addition, reigning NCAA champion NAU checks in at No. 3 in the national rankings and are led by Nico Young, who has the No. 2 time in NCAA history in the outdoor 5K. The Lumberjacks are no stranger to the prestigious meet as they won team titles at both the 2018 and 2019 Nuttycombe meets.
- WOMEN’S TEAM TO WATCH: This year competing at the Nutty is NC State the No. 1 ranked women’s cross country team. They are bringing with them three of the top 10 women’s cross country runners in the nation according to the FloTrack Individual Rankings, sophomore Katelyn Tuohy who is ranked number one in the nation. Along with junior Kelsey Chmiel and senior Sydney Seymour ranked fourth and tenth respectively. The Wolfpack won their first-ever NCAA team title last season.
New Mexico, last year’s Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational champion, checks in at No. 2 in the rankings while last year’s NCAA runner-up BYU is ranked fifth.
- BADGERS TO WATCH: On the men’s side, Bob Liking made his mark at last year’s Nuttycombe meet with a fifth-place showing against a talented field with a time of 23 minutes, 27.1 seconds. The St. Charles, Illinois, native went on to win the Big Ten individual title and earned all-region honors at the 2021 NCAA Great Lakes Regional.
Victoria Heiligenthal is UW’s top returning finisher from last year’s Nuttycombe meet as the then-sophomore placed 61st and was the second Badger across the line. She went on to earn top-20 finishes at both Big Tens and NCAA Regionals and was also the second Badger across the line at the 2021 NCAA Cross Country Championship.
- WHERE TO CATCH THE ACTION: Fans can follow the action on Twitter and Instagram (@BadgerTrackXC) and fans that are unable to attend can watch the meet live on Runnerspace.
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