Purdue Men In Fifth At Big Ten Indoor Championships

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Junior Andrew Rademacher took fourth in the pole vault and stands 11th in the heptathlon with 2,678 points.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Junior Andrew Rademacher took fourth in the pole vault and stands 11th in the heptathlon with 2,678 points.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 24, 2007

Results

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Purdue University men's track and field team stands in fifth place after the first day of competition at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, hosted by Indiana University. The Boilers totaled 24 points and sit just 11 points behind first-place Wisconsin.

Sophomore Nolan Petties notched the first Boilermaker points of the championship, earning fifth place in the long jump with an indoor career-best leap of 7.32 meters (24-00.25). Classmate Ben Harpenau followed suit in the weight throw, hurling it a career-best 19.77 meters (64-10.50) to improve his NCAA provisional qualifying mark and take third place overall.

Senior captain John Porter tied for second in the pole vault, clearing 5.05 meters (16-06.75), and he was followed closely by junior teammate Andrew Rademacher, who took fourth with a height of 4.95 meters (16-02.75). Sophomore Ben Pax got on the board as well in the pole vault, finishing eighth with a matching mark of .95 meters (16-02.75).

The distance medley relay team of senior Justin Stadt, junior captain Brian Kaluf and sophomores Frank Dixon and Jarris Suggs picked up a team point as well, finishing eighth with a time of 10:14.82.

Senior Rickey Pinkney qualified for the finals in a pair of events as he clocked a career-best time of 6.89 seconds in the 60-meter dash and ran a 7.87 in the 60-meter hurdles. He will be joined in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles by Kaluf (8.07) and junior teammate Keith Hopkins (7.90). Also securing a spot in tomorrow's finals was junior Jh'Rome Tuggle and sophomores Zach Logan and Stephen Bach. Tuggle earned a spot in the 200-meter dash finals with a preliminary time of 21.68, while Logan advanced to the 400-meter dash finals (48.56) and Bach qualified for the finals in the 800-meter run (1:53.71).

 

 

Rademacher also totaled 2,678 points in the heptathlon to stand in 11th place after the first day of competition. He posted a time of 7.47 in the 60-meter dash, jumped 6.30 meters (20-08.00) in the long jump, cleared 1.85 meters (6-00.75) in the high jump and hurled the shot put 12.44 meters (40-09.75), good for second in the event. He will complete the event tomorrow with the 60-meter hurdles, the 1,000-meter run and the pole vault.

Competition resumes tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon 60-meter hurdles.