Langston Newton
Langston Newton

Class:
Sophomore

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.