March 11, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - Purdue freshman Dani Bunch finished 16th in the women's weight throw at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, hosted by Texas A&M University at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Bunch had a top throw of 17.75 meters (58-03.00) on the day, not reaching the finals.
Bunch threw in the second of two flights on Friday evening, opening with a toss of 16.27 meters (53-04.75), but improved to her top throw of the day on her second effort. Indiana State's Felisha Johnson captured the national championship in the event, throwing a facility record of 22.69 meters (74-05.50). She and Sycamore teammate Kelsey Hanley both scored as Hanley finished seventh and Indiana State leads the team standings after two events with 12 points.
Boilermaker sophomore Geoff Davis wraps up Purdue's entries tomorrow evening, competing in the men's high jump at 4:15 p.m. (CT).