Weight Throw 17.42m/57-02.00 Discus 48.98m/160-08 Hammer Throw 48.09m/157-09
Competed in weight throw, discus and hammer throw; set personal record in weight throw at the Boilermaker Invitational (2/20), with a throw of 17.42m/57-02.00, over two meters greater than previous PR; also set personal records in discus and hammer throw; new PR in discus was 48.98m/160-08 at Jesse Owens Track Classic (5/1) and new PR in hammer throw was 48.09m/157-09 at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/9).
Competed in a pair of varsity indoor meets, tossing a personal-best mark of 15.28 meters (50-01.75) in the weight throw at the Boilermaker Invitational; participated in four varsity outdoor meets, competing in the discus and hammer throw at all four; tossed a top throw of 45.60 meters (149-07) in the discus at the Mike Poehlein Invitational; marked 44.60 meters (146-04) in the hammer throw at the Dave Rankin Invitational.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at Huntington North High School; two-time Indiana State High School Championship finalist in the discus; placed seventh at the U.S. AAU Junior Nationals in the discus.
Benjamin Robert Schnepp was born Oct. 3, 1988, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; is the son of Robert and Sara Schnepp; has two brothers, Joe and Matthew, and two sisters, Andrea and Milissa Mallette; enjoys camping; majoring in engineering.