Every race has special meaning for B1G Athlete of the Week Samara Miller
Three school records helped Purdue pick up all four conference honors.
Jakob Engel finished fourth in the collegiate men's shot put on Friday.
Purdue competed in seven events on Thursday and is scheduled to compete in nine more on Friday.
Several Boilermakers set PRs while Purdue won 17 total events.
2012: In the 200 meter dash, placed first at the Indiana University Dual Meet (1/14) and second at the Gene Edmunds Cup (1/21). Placed first at the Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the 400 meter dash and in the 4x400 meter relay. Ran as part of the 4x400 meter relay team at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/25). Part of the first place finishing 4x400 meter relay team at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (4/20-4/21) and the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31). Placed seventh on the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) in the 4x400 meter relay and 4x100 meter relay. Placed third at the Rankin Invitational in the 200 meter dash.
High School:Earned four varsity letters in track at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis, Ind.; junior year was state qualifier in the open 400m; senior year was state qualifier in the 4x4.
Personal:Ebony Janelle Woodard was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 18, 1990; the daughter of Akil Mensah and Edna Culbreath; has two brothers, Patrick and Alejoko, and two sisters, Evonda and Akilan; previously attended IUPUI; enjoys dancing, singing, and listening to music; majoring in Spanish.