Jakob Engel
Jakob Engel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Portage, Ind.

High School:
Portage HS

Event:
Throws



05/30/2013

Engel and Moses Named Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

The track athlete and women's basketball player were chosen as Purdue's representatives.

05/30/2013

Engel and Moses Named Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners

The track athlete and women's basketball player were chosen as Purdue's representatives.

05/29/2013

Sixty-Two Boilers Honored Among Spring Academic All-Big Ten

Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.

04/21/2013

Track Concludes Dave Rankin Invite, Mt. SAC Relays

The Boilermakers won almost 30 events over the weekend.

04/18/2013

Track Hosts Dave Rankin Invite

The Boilermakers will host their lone home meet of the year.

2012:Placed first at the Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the shot put event with a distance of 16.74 meter. Took second at the Boilermaker Invite (2/18). Competed in the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/25). Placed third at the Purdue Invitational in the 35-pound weight throw. During the outdoor season, took first at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (4/20-4/21) with a season best 17.68 meters and second at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31) in the shot put event. Competed in the hammer throw and placed season high fourth place at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational.

2010 (FRESHMAN)
Competed in seven indoor and eight outdoor competitions; set personal records in shotput, weight throw, discus, and hammer throw; best shotput mark set at Purdue Outdoor Open (4/24) with a throw of 17.64m/57-10.50; best weight throw mark was 16.50m/54-01.75 at the Purdue Invitational (1/9); threw best discus of the outdoor season at the Purdue Outdoor Open (4/24) with a throw of 39.44m/128-05; second best Boiler at the hammer throw, setting best mark at the Purdue Outdoor Open (4/24) with a throw of 49.89m/163-08; qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Round for shot put (5/28).

2009 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Portage High School; two-time Indiana State High School Championship qualifier in the shot put, placing second as a senior; tossed a high school-best 19.27 meters (63-02.75) in the shot put as a senior; named a high school All-American in the weight throw with a top mark of 20.06 meters (65-10.00); two-time placewinner at the HSR Indoor meet, taking fourth in the shot put as a senior and seventh in the shot put as a junior; received an academic honors diploma.

PERSONAL
Jakob Alan Engel was born Oct. 11, 1989, in St. Paul, Minn.; is the son of Tim and Kim Engel; has one sister, Katie; enjoys watching movies and sleeping; majoring in psychology.