The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky
The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims
The pair led Purdue to its first outdoor Big Ten title since 1999
The Boilermakers won five events, including four by the women, Sunday
The Boilermakers are set up for an exciting finish at the Big Ten Championships
- Second team All-American in the 400m hurdles after finishing 11th in the country with a time of 50.82 seconds
- Second team All-Big Ten after finishing second in the 400m hurdles
- Broke the school record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.07 seconds at the Big Ten Championships where he finished runner-up
- Member of school-record 4x400m relay team that ran a time of 3:04.75 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships to finish third
- Won the 400m hurdles at the Purdue vs. Indiana Duals, the Louisville Invite and the Battle on the Bayou
- Member of winning 4x400m relay team at the indoor Purdue vs. Indiana Dual and Fred Wilt Invite
- Ran sub-51-second times in the 400m hurdles three times: the Big Ten Championships, NCAA East Prelims and the NCAA Outdoor Championships
- Finished third in the 400m hurdles at the Drake Relays
- Took fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays
- Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in the in the 4x400m relay and the 400m hurdles.
- Finished 19th at the NCAA East Regionals in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:08.74.
- Member of the fourth-place 4x100m relay team at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which ran a time of 40.50 seconds.
- Qualified for the finals at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles.
- Won three events at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, with victories in the 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay and the 400m hurdles.
- Ran a career-best time of 50.81 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout, where he finished third.
- Ran a career-best time of 21.62 seconds in the 200m dash at the Razorback Invitational.
- Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after the season opener
High School: Regional and County Champions in 2012 and 2013; placed sixth in 4x400m relay, seventh in 4x800m relay, and ninth in 4x100m relay at the USATF Junior Olympics in 2012; named Fulton County Athlete of the Year; played football, track and basketball freshman and sophomore years; recognized as the top freshman in 400m and triple jump in Georgia; sophomore year, was recognized as fifth in the nation for triple jump and third at junior Olympics; played football and track junior and senior years; coached by Andy Schultz and Tony Carpenter for track.
Personal: Obokhare (Obos) Ikpefan was born July 6, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, to Ihinosen Ikpefan; is an only child; loves music; majoring in biology.