The Boilermakers have a number of individuals among the nation's best.
Purdue held off Indiana State by four points in Saturday's meet.
The Boilermakers head to Madison, Wis., for three days at Big Tens.
Purdue will compete next at the Big Ten Championchips
Purdue will compete again next Friday at Indiana.
2012: Jumped season best 5.00 meters in the pole vault at Hoosier Indoors for a seventh place finish. Took second at the Tyson Invitational (2/10) and the Boilermaker invite (2/18). Captured the first place at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (4/20-4/21) and the Purdue Open (4/27-4/28) with jumps of 4.81 meters and 4.85 meters respectively. Took 4th at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23).
2010:Competed in four indoor and six outdoor meets in pole vault; best indoor mark was 4.75m/15-07.00 at the Boilermaker Invitational (2/20); best outdoor jump was at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/3), with a height of 4.90m/16-00.75.
High School:Earned three varsity letters in track and field at Lawrence Central High School; two-time Indiana State High School Championships placewinner in the pole vault, taking third as a junior and second as a senior; named a Nike All-American as a senior with a sixth-place finish at the Nike Outdoor National Championships; cleared a personal record 4.90 meters (16-01.00) as a senior.
Personal:Zachary Tate Saunders was born June 3, 1990, in Indianapolis, Ind.; is the son of Charles and Rebecca Saunders; has one brother, Spencer; majoring in economics.