The Boilermakers won 23 events on the day
The team will honor 16 outgoing senior student-athletes
The Boilermakers added a total of seven program top 10 marks
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The senior is the second Purdue man honored this outdoor season
- 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.