Byron Ferrell
Byron  Ferrell

RS Senior

Merrillville, Ind.

High School:
Merrillville HS

Pole Vault



Carson Runs Best Purdue 100m Since 1986 at Texas Meet

The Boilermakers continued action at two Texas meets.


Black Qualifies for 400m Hurdles Finals on Opening Day of Texas Relays

Six Boilermakers competed on Thursday at the prestigious meet.


School Record and Multiple Medals Highlight First Day of B1Gs

Purdue advanced at least one runner to the finals in every women's running event.


Enekwechi Narrowly Misses NCAA DI Weight Throw Record at Fred Wilt Invite

Enekwechi shattered his own facility and school records in the weight throw on Friday.


Women's 4x400m Relay Breaks School Record at Meyo Invite

The Boilermakers added several more top 10 performances on Saturday.

2014: Did not compete.

Competed in five indoor events, including the Big Ten Championships; took sixth at Big Tens to earn three points for Purdue, after clearing 5.12m (16-9.50); cleared a PR 5.20m (17-0.75) at the SPIRE Invite to finish third; won the Gene Edmonds Cup and the Meyo Invite after clearing 4.95m (16-2.75) at both meets.

Competed in one indoor and eight outdoor meets, including the Big Ten Championships; won the Purdue Invite with a then-PR of 4.85m (15-11); cleared 4.91m (16-1.25) at the Sun Angel Outdoor Classic to finish eighth; took second at the Purdue Open after clearing 4.85m (15-11); won the Billy Hayes Invite with a then-PR 5.05m (16-6.75; finished 18th at the Big Ten Championships.

Competed in five indoor and one outdoor meet; cleared 4.60m (15-1) in four of five indoor meets; earned a third place finish at the Purdue Invite; did not place at the Mike Poehlein outdoor meet.


Two-year varsity track participant at Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Ind.; junior year named first team all-area; senior year set school record for pole vault at 15'4"; also named first team all-area, all-state; senior year earned varsity football letter.

Byron Lamar Ferrell was born on December 5, 1991, in Merrillville, Ind.; is the son of Leroy and Joyce Ferrell; has two brothers, Garrett and Laroy; enjoys watching Scrubs and playing basketball; majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.


Pole Vault
Lifetime 5.20m/17-0.75 (2/8/13)
Indoor 5.20m/17-0.75 (2/8/13)
Outdoor 5.05m/16-6.75 (5/4/12)