Purdue opens 2016 with the Gene Edmonds Cup
Matthew McClintock earns his first NCAA Championships berth, while Chukwuebuka Enekwechi gets his third.
Purdue has 22 entries in the three-day meet.
The Boilermakers qualified 21 declared entries for next week's prelim.
The Boilermakers will have a full slate on the final day at the conference championships.
- 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.
2014: Competed in seven indoor meets, counting the Big Ten Championships and participated in nine outdoor meets including the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Preliminary Round; combined eight first-place finishes in the 400m and the 4x400m; took fourth in the 4x400m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with, Kendal Frederick, Andre' Peart and Raheem Mostert; finished first at the Mastodon Opener in the 400m with a time of 50.65; placed 19th at the NCAA Preliminary Round in the 4x400m.
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.
|Lifetime||22.03 (1/18/14)||48.72 (4/5/14)||8.40 (1/18/14)||52.53 (5/18/14)|
|Indoor||22.03 (1/18/14)||49.07 (2/8/14)||8.40 (1/18/14)||--|
|Outdoor||--||48.72 (4/5/14)||--||52.53 (5/18/14)|