Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The season proved to be one of the most historic in program history
Enekwechi finishes his career on high note and puts men in third after one day
The Boilermakers have 22 athletes in Eugene, Oregon, for the meet
- 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.