Symone Black
Symone  Black


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:





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The Boilermakers earned seven first team All-America honors


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  • Second team All-American outdoors as a member of the 4x400m relay, which finished ninth in the country
  • Second team All-American indoors as a member of the 4x400m relay, which finished 11th in the country
  • Honorable mention for All-American in the 400m hurdles
  • Second team All-Big Ten in 400m hurdles after finishing runner-up at the conference championship
  • Broke her own 400m hurdles school record with a time of 56.03 seconds at Big Tens
  • Ranked ninth in the country in the 400m hurdles
  • First team All-Big Ten in the indoor 4x400m relay after running the third leg with a Big Ten Conference record-breaking time of 3:32.07 to win the race
  • Finished fourth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 400m dash with the No. 2 time in school history, 52.78 seconds
  • Member of the school-record breaking distance medley relay team that ran a time of 11:06.40 at the Alex Wilson Invite. The time ranked 14th in the country
  • Ran the fifth-fastest indoor 200m dash in program history with a time of 24.12 seconds at Big Tens
  • Qualified for the U.S. Championships in the 400m hurdles, though did not compete
  • Name Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 400m hurdles at the outdoor-opening Shamrock Invite with what was then the No. 1 time in the country
  • Won the 400m hurdles at the prestigious Drake Relays, becoming the first woman in program history to win the evant at that meet
  • Member of 4x400m relay team that won the Texas Relays
  • Finished runner-up in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays, after running the top time in prelims
  • Had 11 first-place finishes on the year
2015 (FRESHMAN): First Team All-America in for 4x400m relay for the outdoor season ... ran the lead leg and helped the 4x400m relay team finish fourth in the country with a time of 3:31.98 ... one of just 19 freshmen women in the country to earn a First Team All-America honor ... Big Ten champion in the 400m hurdles, Purdue's fifth time winning the event, with a school-record time of 56.76 seconds ... just the third woman in program history to win the Big Ten title in the 400m hurdles ... named Big Ten Freshman of the Year for the indoor season after finishing runner-up in the 400m dash with a school-record time of 53.47 seconds ... also helped break the school record in the shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 54.65 seconds at the Drake Relays ... member of school record outdoor 4x400m relay team, with Aarin Jones, Carmiesha Cox and Brionna Thomas, as the group ran 3:31.70 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in the 400m hurdles where she finished 21st ... earned a bronze medal in the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, as the Boilermakers broke the school record with a time of 3:36.95 ... also earned bronze medal outdoors at Big Tens in the 4x400m relay ... ran the fourth-fastest indoor 200m dash in program history with a time of 24.30 seconds ... tied for 10th-fastest 60m hurdles time in program history with a mark of 8.74 seconds ... First team All-Big Ten for indoor season ... Second team All-Big Ten for outdoor season.

High School: 
Named Indiana's Miss Track and Field as a senior; four-time MVP Hurdler Award ... as a senior won the Gatorade Player of the Year ... All-American in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the 400m hurdles after recording three top-three finishes ... All-American in the 4x400m relay in 2011 and in the 4x400m and 4x100m in 2013 ... state champion in the 300m hurdles as a junior ... won the Concordia senior girl athlete award; broke the conference and sectional records in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles in 2013 ... All-state for 100 meter hurdles in 2012 and 2013 ... as a sophomore was the runner up in 300mh ... as a freshman was All-state after finishing ninth ... had PRs of 42.58 seconds in the 300mH, 59.57 seconds in the 400mH and 14.20 seconds in the 100m hurdles.

Symone Black was born Oct. 26, 1995, in Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughter of Mark and Loni Black ... has a sister, Mariah ... plans to major in applied exercise and health.


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