Keith Hopkins
Keith Hopkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Thornwood

Event:
Jumps/Hurdles



2007: Qualified for both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Championships in 2007, marking his second straight trip to the outdoor championships. He finished 14th in the 60-meter hurdles at the indoor national meet, and placed 15th in the 110-meter hurdles at the outdoor championships, reaching the semifinals with a time of 13.85 in the prelims.

Holds the Rankin Track and Field record in the 110-meter hurdles, posting a time of 13.59 to win the event at the 2007 Dave Rankin Invitational. The mark is the second fastest in school history, standing just 0.05 seconds behind the school record, set by Rod Woodson in 1987.

Broke the 60-meter hurdles school record with a time of 7.79 at the 2007 Notre Dame Meyo Invitational. His mark now stands second all-time at Purdue behind former teammate Rickey Pinkney (7.76).

Has earned a pair of Big Ten Championship medals, taking the bronze in the 110-meter hurdles at both the 2006 and 2007 outdoor championships. He has scored in nine events for the Boilermakers at the conference championships in his career.

2006: Posted a 23rd-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110-meter hurdles after qualifying for the event with a ninth-place showing and career-best time of 13.74 seconds at the NCAA Mideast Regionals ... Placed third and 12th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. Also competed on the Purdue 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams as the 4x400 earned an eighth-place finish to score in the meet ... Qualified for NCAA Mideast Regionals with a second-place effort at the Billy Hayes Invitational, cracking the 14-second mark for the first time in his career (13.96) ... Finished fourth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a 7.96.

2005: Qualified for NCAA regionals in the 400-meter hurdles after posting a season-best time of 14.13 at the Clemson Relays ... Scored in three events at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships: 110-meter hurdles (5th), 4x100 (5th) and 4x400-meter relay (7th) ... Winner of the 110-meter hurdle race at Cal-Berkeley's Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... 60-meter hurdle semifinalist at 2005 Indoor Big Ten Championships ... Career best time of 8.01 in the 60-meter hurdles ranks as the fourth fastest in school history ... Established new varsity record of 57.65 in Penn Relays 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay championship. Led off race with 13.70 second split, which helped team place fourth.

High School: Graduated from Thornwood High School in 2004 ... ranked by DyeStat as one of the top 25 110 hurdlers in the nation ... was part of four state team championships ... at the 2004 state meet finished third in the 110-meter hurdles (13.40 seconds), seventh in the 300 hurdles (38.1) and 12th in the high jump (6 feet, 6 inches), recording personal records in each event ... was twice named Athlete of the Week during 2003-04, once during indoor season and once outdoors ... as a senior, won state indoor 60 hurdle title with time of 7.6 seconds ... state champion as a junior in the 110 hurdles and was the runner-up in the 300 hurdles ... named Athlete of the Week by the Southtown/Star Newspaper during 2002-03 campaign ... state qualifier in both hurdle races as a freshman and sophomore ... track and field head coach was Gary Haupert.

Personal: Given name is Keith Daniel Hopkins ... born April 14, 1986 ... son of Bridgitte Hopkins ... has three brothers, Dante, Sean and Quinn and two sisters, Dominique and Katelyn.