Ben Harpenau
Ben  Harpenau

RS Senior

Tell City, Ind.

High School:
Tell City



Men's T&F in First After Day 1 at B1Gs

Enekwechi wins his third straight B1G hammer throw title


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Enekwechi Purdue's First Male B1G Outdoor Champ Since 2011

Purdue won medals in the first two completed events of the championships.


2008 Mideast Regional Championships Day 2

Photos from the second day of competition at the 2008 Mideast Regional Championships.


Big Ten Outdoor Championships Day 1

Photos from the first day of competition at the 2008 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Career Bests

Weight Throw 19.77 meters / 64-10.50

Hammer Throw 64.23 meters / 210-09

Career Highlights

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.

Personal Information

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.


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