Purdue will compete in the presitigious meet for the third straight year.
The Purdue men took down a pair of records.
Purdue had a couple more top 10 times in program history on Saturday.
The Boilermakers continued action at two Texas meets.
Six Boilermakers competed on Thursday at the prestigious meet.
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.
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.