Byron Ferrell
Byron  Ferrell

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Merrillville, Ind.

High School:
Merrillville HS

Event:
Pole Vault

Birthdate:
12/05/1991



03/28/2015

Carson Runs Best Purdue 100m Since 1986 at Texas Meet

The Boilermakers continued action at two Texas meets.

03/27/2015

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

Six Boilermakers competed on Thursday at the prestigious meet.

02/27/2015

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.

02/13/2015

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.

02/07/2015

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

The Boilermakers added several more top 10 performances on Saturday.

2014: Did not compete.

2013:
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.

2012:
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.

2011:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL

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.

PERSONAL
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.

CAREER BESTS

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)