Six Boilermakers set or tied their personal bests on Friday.
The Purdue men's and women's track & field teams will open their season at the Purdue Invitational.
2012: Took fourth in the 60 meter dash at Hoosier Hills (2/11), Gene Edmunds Cup (1/21) and the Purdue Invitational (1/7). Placed third at the Gene Edmunds Cup and the Boilermaker Invitational (1/27) in the 200 meter dash. Placed second in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash at the Purdue Open (4/27-4/28) with times of 12.84 seconds and 26.45 seconds, respectively.
High School:Four year letterwinner in track and field including one year in Aix En Provence, France ... earned All-State honors in the state of Michigan her freshman year in the 4x200m ... qualified for the state finals in the 100m and 200m as a freshman ... 4x200m team broke the school record ... won the school's student-athletic award that year ... helped lead her team to a first place finish in the Big 9 Conference ... ran track in France as a sophomore ... returned to Flint for her junior year and was named All-State in the 4x100m ... named the school's Most Improved Runner as a junior ... won the school's student-athletic award and winter student-athlete award that year ... team won the Big 9 Conference ... qualified for the Michigan State Finals in the 4x200m, 4x100m, and the 100m as a senior ... awarded the school's student-athlete award ... lead team to top finish in the Big 9 Conference ... was coached by Dave Thrash.
Personal: Tatyana Fykes was born on Feb. 3, 1993, to parents Darius and Stephanie Fykes ... father played football at Central Michigan University ... has a younger brother, Gianni, and a younger sister, Cheyenne ... enjoys playing the flute and oboe, reading, and hanging out with friends ... undecided on her major at this time.