News & Notes on Purdue Athletics
The women matched their total of honorees from last season
The season proved to be one of the most historic in program history
Purdue finished with 212 all-academic picks in 2015-16
The Boilermakers begin the three-day meet Thursday afternoon
2015: Competed in seven indoor meets, before missing the outdoor season with an injury ... finished sixth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships to help the women finish third overall, the program's best since 2001 ... ran a personal best time of 4:44.82 at Big Tens in the mile prelim, the fifth-fastest time in program history ... helped break the school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:07.20 at Alex Wilson Invitational, where the women finished fifth ... DMR time finished the season ranked 15th in the country ... ran a PR time of 2:08.68 in the 800m, which ranks seventh in program history, at the Meyo Invite to finish 11th.
2014: Competed in six indoor meets, including the Big Ten Championships and participated in seven outdoor meets, counting the Big Ten Championships... had two second-place finishes in the 1500m: the Texas State Invitational and the Border Battle ... PR in the 1500m was recorded at 4:30.03 ... took 17that the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:57.71 ... placed 15th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 1500m with a time of 4:33.42 ... PR in the mile stands at 4:57.71.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and field and two in cross country; also played two years of volleyball and was Freshman MVP, as well as sophomore Wildcat Award winner; named Most Outstanding Performer in track as a junior and Athlete of the Year as a sophomore; was cross country MVP as a junior; Sunbelt League First Team selection as a junior and also CIF Champion in he 800m; track and cross country MVP as a senior and CIF SS D1 Champ as a senior.
Personal: Kiara Renee McIntosh was born Jan. 18, 1995 to parents Les and Lourdes McIntosh in San Diego; has two sisters, Latrese (older) and Nyssa (younger), and a younger brother, Marcus; majoring in engineering; enjoys baking, hiking and the outdoors.