Caleb Fricke
Caleb Fricke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Petersburg, Ill.

High School:
PORTA HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 265

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
12/02/1993



06/13/2014

Chasing Dreams - Caleb Fricke

Caleb Fricke has quietly worked his way to become one of best collegiate discus throwers.

06/13/2014

Enekwechi Earns Second Team All-America Honors at NCAAs

The Boilermakers have two throwers left to compete at the championships.

06/13/2014

Fricke Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

The Purdue sophomore competed in the discus.

06/10/2014

Track & Field Set for NCAA Championships

The Boilermakers have nine entries in the four-day meet.

06/01/2014

Track and Field Adds Six More NCAA Qualifiers

Purdue broke three school records and has 10 NCAA qualifiers.

2014: Honorable Mention All-America honors; finished 21st in the country in discus with a mark of 53.95m (177-00.00) at the NCAA Championships; broke Purdue discus school record at the Dave Rankin Invite with a mark of 59.35m (194-09.00); set another PR record in hammer throw with a mark of 51.18m (167-11.00) at the USC TroJan Invitational; recorded a PR in 35-pound weight throw marking 17.95m (58-10.75) at the Purdue & Indiana Dual; competed in Big Ten Outdoor Championships and finished sixth with a mark of 54.75m (179-07.00); placed first at the Border Battle in discus with a throw of 55.25m (181-03.00); finished seventh at the Dave Rankin Invite in hammer throw, marking 48.23m (158-03.00); at the Anteater Four-Way Meet, finished fifth in hammer throw with a mark of 50.22m (164-09.00).

2013: As a freshman, finished second at the Shamrock Invitational in the discus with a mark of 51.09m (167-07); also finished 16th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a mark of 50.61m (166-00); finished second at the Dave Rankin Invite with a mark of 49.86m (163-07).

High School: Four-time letterwinner in basketball; four-time letterwinner in track and field; four-time letterwinner in football; four-year state qualifier in the discus including a second place finish as a Junior; Senior year received third place at the New Balance Nationals; competed for the PORTA Bluejays.

Personal: Caleb Matthew Fricke was born on Dec. 2, 1993, in Springfield, Ill.; is the son of Mark and LeAnne Fricke; has two brothers, Aaron and Adam, who play football at McKendree and Illinois University; Caleb enjoys Xbox; majoring in management.

CAREER BESTS

Discus Hammer Weight Throw
Lifetime 59.35m/194-9 (5/3/14) 51.18m/167-11 (3/22/14) 17.95m/58-10.75 (1/18/14)
Indoor -- -- 17.95m/58-10.75 (1/18/14)
Outdoor 59.35m/194-9 (5/3/14) 51.18m/167-11 (3/22/14) --