Purdue won medals in the first two completed events of the championships.
Weight Throw 19.77 meters / 64-10.50
Hammer Throw 64.23 meters / 210-09
Qualified for the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships, securing an at-large bid with his career-best mark of 64.23 meters (210-09).
Captured his third-career Big Ten medal at the 2008 outdoor championships, taking second in the hammer throw.
Took bronze medals at the 2007 indoor and outdoor conference meets, hurling his career-best mark in the weight throw at the indoor championships.
Currently sits fourth all-time on Purdue's hammer throw list and is sixth all-time in the weight throw.
Benjamin Robert Harpenau was born July 16, 1985, in Jasper, Ind.
Is the son of Rick and Susan Harpenau.
Has one sister, Emily.
Majoring in industrial engineering.