Long jump 7.32m/24-00.25 (indoors) 7.30m/23-11.50 (outdoors)
Posted the Boilermakers top marks in the long jump; placed second at Big Ten Indoor Championships (2/28), earning Second-Team All-Big Ten honors; jumped a career best 7.32 meters (24-00.25) indoors at the Boilermaker Invitational; placed eighth at Big Ten Outdoor Championships; posted best mark of the outdoor season at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/3) with a jump of 7.30m/23-11.50.
Attended Illinois State University for two years before coming to Purdue.
Earned all-conference and All-Indiana State honors in track and field as a senior at Muncie Central High School; played on a pair of Indiana State High School 4A runner-up basketball teams.
Christopher Russell Kirtz was born Aug. 3, 1988, in Muncie, Ind.; is the son of Tim Kirtz and Chrystal Haskins; has one sister, Ashlei; enjoys bowling and golf; majoring in sales and marketing.