Illinois highlights a field of teams travelling to Purdue.
Purdue won eight events on Saturday.
Purdue welcomes 12 other schools to the weekend meet in West Lafayette, Ind.
A number of Boilermakers can use Saturday as a final tuneup before Big Tens.
Purdue has won all 16 previous meets with Indiana State in the Gene Edmonds Cup.
2012: Took second at the Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the 60 meter hurdles and first in the pole vault. Placed second in the pole vault at the Boilermaker Invite (2/18) and jumped 3.58 meters at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/25). Placed fifth at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31) with a jump of 3.45 meters.
High School:Four-year participant in track and club gymnastics at Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Ind.; senior year was track MVP and city, county, sectional and regional champion.
Personal:Katie Jean Vierk was born July 23, 1992, in West Lafayette, Ind.; the daughter of Jeff and Alison Vierk; has three sisters, Sami, Tessa, and Audrey; majoring in movement and sports sciences.