Feb. 3, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The first day of the Meyo Invitational wrapped up and the Boilermakers' track and field team made a lot of noise as a meet record, school record, and NCAA automatic qualifying mark were beaten as well as other personal records.
Leah Eber competed in the first event of the afternoon, the women's long jump. The senior leapt 6.47m to break her own school record which was previously 6.27m. Eber also qualified for the NCAA Championships and set the meet record with her effort. Nikki Nunn also set a personal best in the event with a distance of 6.10m. For more details, see a full story on Eber and Nunn by clicking here.
In the women's 60m hurdles, Ciana Tabb finished in seventh place which was good enough to advance to the finals. Tabb finished with a time of 8.80 seconds and will compete on Saturday at 2:40 p.m. ET. In the men's 60m high hurdles, Brandon Winters ran a time of 8.04 seconds, good for his third best career time and a fourth place finish. That finish advances him to the finals which will be held on Saturday at 2:50 p.m.
Tatyana Fykes competed in the women's 60m dash. Fykes ran a personal best time of 7.79 seconds which beats her previous best by 0.08 seconds. Sophomore Dani Bunch finished in third place in the women's weight throw. Bunch threw a mark of 19.89m.
Raheem Mostert flashed his speed again on Friday as he matched his personal best in the 60m dash with a time of 6.83 seconds. Mostert advances to the finals which will be held at 3:25 p.m. n Saturday. Stephanie Bonk and Cale Allen also set personal bests on Friday. Bonk ran a 17:12.62 in the 5000m run while Allen finished in 14:25.67. Bonks time was good enough for 17th place while Allen finished in fourth. Bonk beat her previous best in the event by 20 seconds while Allen did so by 24 seconds.
Aside from the aforementioned finals, a number of other events will take place on Saturday. The day will begin with a women's triple jump at 10 a.m. Eber will compete in the third and final flight of the event. Linsey Daluga, Dana Payonk, Kelly McCurdy and Kayla McCurdy will compete in the women's one mile run which will also commence at 10 a.m. Brett Klosterhoff, Simon Rogers, and Allen will compete in the even on the men's side.
The final event of the invitational will be the 4x400m relays. The women's race will begin at 4:40 p.m. while the men's will follow at 4:50. Live results can be found on PurdueSports.com or by clicking here. A full recap of the day's action will also be posted on the athletics website.