Thirty-one Purdue student-athletes earned the Distinguished Scholar Award this year.
Fifteen Boilers Set PRs On Friday At Conference Championships.
Purdue wrapped up its first day at three meets on Friday.
A total of 52 Boilermakers are scheduled to compete this weekend.
Several more Boilermakers set personal bests on the final day in South Bend, Ind.
800-meter run 1:53.94 1,500-meter run 3:46.41 One-mile run 4:12.91
Competed in five indoor and seven varsity competitions; top Boilermaker in the 1,500-meter run, with a time of 3:46.41 at the Billy Hayes Invitational (5/7), good for third-fastest all-time at Purdue; part of top Boilermaker distance medley team; qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 1,500-meter run.
Attended the University of Otago in 2008, after graduating from St. Patrick's Wellington School; named the 2007 St. Patrick's Wellington Track and Field Athlete of the Year; placed fourth in the national cross country championship in 2007, and placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the New Zealand Secondary School Championship; earned second place at the 2009 New Zealand Championships with a career-best time of 3:51.10 in the 1,500-meter run, and placed third in the 3,000-meter run with a personal record time of 8:29.00.
Simon Anthony Rogers was born Oct. 1, 1989, in Hamilton, New Zealand; is the son of Tony and Philippa Rogers, his father was a 1984 Olympian for New Zealand; has one brother, Ben; enjoys watching the All Blacks Rugby Team and playing backyard cricket; intends to major in movement and sport science.