Cox, Mile Relay Break School Records
Feb. 10, 2018

Saturday Tyson Results / Final Tyson Results / Iowa State Results

Two school records were broken at the Tyson Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas, a day after the Boilermakers broke their first school record of the season. Senior Carmiesha Cox took down the 200-meter dash record, before later running a leg of the 4x400-meter relay that was the fastest ever by a Purdue team.

Cox was in the first of the invitational section of the 200-meter dash. She wasted no time getting out of the blocks and won the heat with a time of 23.46 seconds. That time is 0.02 of a second faster than teammate Savannah Roberson’s previous school record, which was run last year. Cox’s time is third in the Big Ten this year.

Later, Cox teamed with seniors Jahneya Mitchell and Symone Black, as well as sophomore Chloe Abbott for the 4x400m relay. Mitchell led off before handing to Cox for the second leg. Cox had the Boilermakers out front, before handing off to Black. Black maintained the lead before handing to Abbott, who ran anchor for the ‘A’ team for the first time in her career. The team finished with a time of 3:31.63, which was nearly two seconds better than any other team in the invitational section. The time also broke the school record, set last year by Black, Abbott, Mitchell and Brionna Thomas, by 0.27 of a second and is No. 3 in the NCAA this season. The time is the second fastest in the history of the Big Ten Conference, just 0.40 of a second off the record set by Ohio State last year.

The women’s throwers continued their success at the Iowa State Classic on Saturday. Junior Micaela Hazlewood threw a personal record in the shot put a day after doing so in the weight throw. In the shot, she was the champion after recording a mark of 16.07 meters (52-8.75). That mark ranks third in school history, eighth in the Big Ten and 32nd in the country. Freshman Molly Leppelmeier also had a PR in the event. She finished third with a throw of 15.45 meters (50-8.25). That ranks seventh in school history and is within an inch of sixth. Leppelmeier is currently third among freshman in the Big Ten this year.

At Tyson, senior Savannah Roberson ran a season-best time of 23.83 seconds in the 200-meter dash. That time ranks sixth in the conference this year and gives the Boilermakers three of the top-six times in the Big Ten this year. Junior Yakira Love ran her Purdue-best time in the event. She crossed the line in 23.95 seconds, which moves her into fifth in school history. That moves her into a tie for 10th in the conference this year. Sophomore Myia Dorsey had a PR in the event as well. Her time of 24.49 seconds slides her into 10th in school history.

With the addition of Dorsey to the program top-10, all 10 of the Boilermakers on the Purdue women’s 200-meter dash list are currently on the team, though Savannah Carson and Devynne Charlton have exhausted indoor eligibility. Both will compete for the Boilermakers outdoors.

Purdue’s ‘B’ team, consisting of Dorsey, Samara Miller, Kyelah Hodges and Love, in the 4x400-meter relay team ran a time of 3:38.36. That was second in the non-invitational section of the relay. It is 0.01 of a second outside Purdue’s top 10.

Junior Shawndail McLaren added his name to the top-10 list in the men’s 200-meter dash. He crossed the line in 21.46 seconds, which ranks ninth in school history. Freshman Waseem Williams ran a time of 21.48 seconds, which is 0.01 of a second shy of the program top-10 list.

The men’s 4x400-meter relay team also joined the program top-10 list. The team of freshman Jordan Hollis, McLaren, senior Kyle Webb and junior Malcolm Dotson ran a time of 3:08.79. That time ranks fifth in school history. That time is fifth in the Big Ten this year.

The Boilermakers have just one meet left before the Big Ten Championships. Next week, a small group will head to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invitational.




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