Both the Purdue men and women sit in ninth place after the first day.
Purdue competed in seven events on Thursday and is scheduled to compete in nine more on Friday.
Purdue will compete in eight events on Thursday.
The Dave Rankin Invitational will continue on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
Nine teams and over 400 athletes will compete in this weekend's meet.
Weight Throw 16.05m/52-08.00 Hammer Throw 51.77m/169-10
Competed in nine varsity events (six indoors, three outdoors); surpassed her career best in the weight throw, marking 16.05 meters (52-08.00) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational; had the Boilermakers' No. 2 hammer throw mark on the season, tossing 47.12 meters (154-07) at the Purdue Outdoor Open.
Competed in nine varsity events (four indoor, five outdoor); notched the Boilermakers' top weight throw mark of the indoor season, tossing a personal record of 15.48 meters (59-09.50) at the Iowa State Classic; fell just shy of the NCAA Regional qualifying standard in the hammer throw, hurling her career-best toss of 51.77 meters (169-10) at the Dave Rankin Invitational.
Did not compete during her initial season at Purdue.
Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Chesterton High School; named the sectional championship MVP after winning the sectional title in the discus and finishing as the sectional runner up in the shot put as a senior; won four straight AAU state shot put titles and three AAU state discus titles; finished as the sectional runner-up in the discus as a sophomore and junior and the shot put runner up as a junior.
Emily Leckenby was born March 4, 1989, in Detroit, Mich.; is the daughter of Elaine and Greg Leckenby; enjoys snowboarding; majoring in aerospace engineering.