Feb. 4, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams wrapped up their weekend at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday and two more Boilermakers took top finishes on the final day.
On the women's side, Kelly McCurdy finished first in the women's one mile run with a time of 4:52.92. McCurdy's time is also a personal record breaking her previous best of 4:55.42 seconds which she set at the Gene Edmonds Cups earlier this year. Dana Payonk also set a personal best in the event. She finished in 30th place with a time of 5:05.74, more than six seconds better than her previous low. Kayla McCurdy also ran a career best with a time of 5:10.60.
Taylor Morrison finished 11th in the women's 400m dash. Morrison ran a personal best time of 55.96 seconds which is .34 seconds faster than her previous best which she ran at the Purdue/Indiana dual. Megan Plenus also had a personal best on the day with hers coming in the 800m run. Plenus ran a time of 2:13.27 which is more than a full second better than her previous best which came last week.
Alice Feslier Holmes ran her fastest time in the 1000m run. She finished with a time of 2:54.07 which was good for an 11th place finish overall. Stephanie Bonk ran the fastest time in the last two years for Purdue on a personal best in the 5000m run. Bonk crossed the finish line in 17:12.62.
Ciana Tabb finished in eighth place in the women's 60m hurdles final. She finished with a time of 8.71 seconds. The women's 4x400m relay team took a fourth place finish on Saturday. Ebony Woodard, Elise Glass, Morgan Monroe, and Morrison finished in 3:44.44. Dani Bunch took second in the shot put. The sophomore finished with a mark of 15.81m which came on her third throw of the day.
On the men's side, Geoff Davis won the high jump after he cleared 2.16m. Davis was able to clear that height on his first try before passing on 2.19. He then attempted 2.22, but was unable to clear that mark.
Raheem Mostert ran a personal best in the 60m dash. The freshman ran a time of 6.78 second which was good enough for third place in the event. His previous best time was 6.83 seconds which he matched on Friday in the preliminary round. Akeem Hunt ran in his first career 200m dash. The freshman ran a time of 22.16 seconds which was good for 11th place. Mario Cosey was also in the event and finished eighth with a time of 21.96 seconds, a new personal best.
Andrew Kendrick beat his indoor best time in the men's 400m dash by a full second. Kendrick ran a time of 48.49 seconds on Saturday after running a 49.49 seconds time last week. Josh Lee also ran a personal best in the event. Lee finished in 48.78 seconds which was good for 11th overall.
Simon Rogers finished third in the men's mine with a time of 4:09.01. Cale Allen finished 16th in the event with a time of 4:15.03 while Brett Klosterhoff took 19th with a time of 4:15.71. Brandon Winters finished seventh in the men's 60m high hurdles. He finished with a time of 8.05 seconds. Normondo Harris made his first appearance for the Boilermakers this season in the triple jump. Harris leapt a distance of 14.55m which was good for ninth place overall. In the shot put, Jakob Engel threw a distance of 16.78m which put him in fifth place for the invitational.
The Boilermakers will be back in action next weekend when the teams split up to travel to three different meets. Some of the individuals to travel up to Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., while others will head to Bloomington, Ind., for another meet at Indiana University. Others, still will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the Tyson Invitational.