The NCAA East Prelims begin Thursday, May 26 in Jacksonville, Florida
The men are ranked seven spots higher than ever before
Six school records aided men, women to top four finishes
Sunday's finals will be full of Boilermakers at the conference championships
The Boilermakers look to defend, build on their five individual titles last year
- Qualified for the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in the long jump and triple jump.
- Qualified for the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100m relay.
- Ran a career best 6.92 seconds in the 60m dash at the Gene Edmunds Cup, where he finished fourth.
- Ran a career best 11.24 seconds in the 100m dash at the XIX Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational.
- Jumped a career best 7.42m (24-6.25) in the long jump at the Razorback Invitational, where he finished fourth.
- Jumped a career best 15.62m (51-3) in the triple jump at the Razorback Invitational, where he finished third.
2014: Competed in one outdoor meet for the Boilermakers; participated in the triple jump and the long jump at the Dave Rankin Invite, with a first-place finish in the triple jump and a second-place finish in the long jump.
Prior to Purdue: Attended St. Augustine University for one year before transferring to Purdue in fall 2013.
High School: Four year letterwinner in football; three year letter winner in track; 4x200m indoor all state sophomore year; indoor state champion in long jump junior year; indoor All-American in triple jump and 4x200m junior year; football AAA All Southeastern WR senior year; 4A High School State Champion in football senior year
Personal: Anaquan Malante Jvron Peterson was born in Charleston, S.C., to parents Mattie and Larry Peterson on April 19, 1994; has two older brothers, Otis and Brandon; enjoys working out and playing video games; is majoring in Organizational Leadership and Supervision.