Langston Newton
Langston Newton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Carmel HS

Last College:
Kentucky

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Position:
Throws



05/03/2014

Massive PR Boosts Fricke to Discus Record

Sophomore Caleb Fricke broke Purdue's 19th record of the 2013-14 season.

04/29/2014

Tuesday Track Tidbits

The Boilermakers host their first home meet this weekend.

04/22/2014

Tuesday Track Tidbits

The Boilermakers are coming off their best meet of the Lonnie Greene era.

04/15/2014

Tuesday Track Tidbits

The Boilermakers will head to the Kentucky Relays this weekend.

03/25/2014

Tuesday Track Tidbits

The Boilermakers are set to host their first outdoor meet of the year.

2014: Transferred to Purdue from Kentucky at the start of the spring semester; also on the football team and will compete in spring practice.

High School: First-team all-state as a senior at Carmel (Ind.) HS in football; helped lead Carmel to a 14-1 record and state championship in Class AAAAA; a disruptive presence in the defensive line, combining good size, strength and athletic ability; played end, tackle and noseguard at various times; projected as an end in the collegiate ranks; no. 6 prospect in Indiana and the No. 28 strongside defensive end in the nation by 24/7 Sports; no. 8 in Indiana and the No. 40 strongside end nationally by Rivals.com; rated as the No. 69 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep; helped Carmel to the state finals his soph season; coached by Kevin Wright; selected for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game; also outstanding in track and field, as he had full scholarship offers in that sport from nationally prominent schools; won the state championship in both the shot put and discus throw as a senior; holds the school records in both events; president of the school's Diversity Focus Group.

Personal: Son of John and Ruby Newton; John played college football at Grambling State University; Langston is the brother of former Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton.

CAREER BESTS
Shot Put Discus Weight Throw
Lifetime 16.11m/52-10.25 (5/18/14) 50.27m/164-11 (5/18/14) 16.29m/53-05.5 (2/15/14)
Indoor 15.59m/51-01.75 (3/1/14) -- 16.29m/52-05.5 (2/15/14)
Outdoor 16.11m/52-10.25 (5/18/14) 50.27m/164-11 (5/18/14) --