Jan. 25, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The track and field teams wrapped up the Gladstein Invitational on Saturday at Indiana University. The Boilermakers won seven more events on the final day.
Raheem Mostert won a pair of events on Saturday inside the Gladstein Fieldhouse. The junior ran a 6.78 second time to win by 0.05 of a second over teammate Tyler Askew. Mostert also won the 200m dash after posting a time of 21.94 seconds.
Devynne Charlton took second in the women's 60m dash after crossing the finish line in 7.63 seconds. Kari Shoolbraid and BreAnna Smith took second and third, respectively, in the women's 800m invitational, and were the top two collegiate finishers. Shoolbraid posted a time of 2:09.58, while Smith ran a 2:12.67. The women's 4x400m relay team ran well and won over second place Ohio State. The Boilermakers ran a 3:45.49 to win by 0.64 of a second.
Dani Bunch and the Purdue throwers continued to excel. Bunch threw 22.17m (72-08.75) in the weight throw to win by seven feet, four inches over the second place finisher. Bunch was the winner of the shot put with a Purdue school record on Friday. On the men's side, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi threw an all-time personal record in the shot put. He won the event with a throw of 19.17m (62-10.75). The distance won the event by nearly three feet. It also ranks as the second-best throw in Purdue history, behind only Nedzad Mulabegovic whose record is 19.94m (65-05.00).
The Boilermaker men took two of the top three spots in the 60m hurdles. Brandon Winters won with a time of 7.89 seconds. Andre' Peart finished third after finishing in 8.10 seconds. The men's 4x400m team completed the Boilermaker sweep of the event. Andrew Kendrick, Okokhare Ikpefan, Mario Cosey and Peart ran a time of 3:13.92 to win by more than half a second.
The Boilermakers will have select individuals compete next week at the Findlay Elite Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Friday.