The Boilermakers earned three silvers and a bronze Friday
Pole Vault 4.25m/13-11.25
Cleared a career-best 4.25 meters (13-11.25) at the Gill Factory Vault competition, qualifying for the 2009 U.S. Championships in Eugene, Ore.; qualified for her third career NCAA Mideast Regional Championship with her season-best mark of 4.10 meters (13-05.25) at the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational; matched her indoor career-best of 3.97 meters (13-00.25) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships to earn fifth place; tied for sixth at the outdoor conference championships with a mark of 3.85 meters (12-07.50).
Earned a trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a second-place showing and Purdue outdoor record mark of 4.16 meters (13-07.75) at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships; named USTFCCCA All-Region; placed at the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships, taking seventh outdoors and eighth indoors; provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with an indoor best of 3.97 meters (13-00.25).
Missed the 2007 season due to injury.
Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a season-best mark of 4.00 meters (13-01.50) at the Billy Hayes Invitational; earned the silver medal at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships; placed fifth at the indoor conference meet, clearing an indoor season best 3.86 meters (12-08.00).
Two-year varsity track and field letterwinner at Northrop High School; won the Indiana State High School Championship in the pole vault as a senior; two-time state meet qualifier, taking 10th as a junior; helped her team to back-to-back state titles as a junior and senior; also a four-year varsity letterwinner in gymnastics, earning all-state honors twice and all-area and all-conference recognition all four years.
Brianna Elizabeth Neumann was born April 29, 1987, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; is the daughter of Joe and Bonnie Neumann. Has two brothers, Jay and Alex; enjoys going to the beach and outdoor activities; majoring in nursing.