Big Ten Men, SEC Women Win Challenge

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Kaitlyn Brace won the women's javelin on Friday with meet and facility record.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman Kaitlyn Brace won the women's javelin on Friday with meet and facility record.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 23, 2012

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STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Big Ten and SEC split victories on Friday at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge meet hosted by Mississippi State. The Big Ten men took the title with 400.5 points compared to the SEC's 314.5. The SEC women won, 390-323.

On the women's side, Purdue freshman Kaitlyn Brace had a great debut. She won the women's javelin with a throw of 43.76m (143-07.00). The distance is a new meet and facility record. Ciana Tabb took seventh in the 100m dash with a time of 12.33 seconds. Taylor Morrison was the top finisher for the Boilermakers in the 200m dash. She finished in ninth with a time of 25.14 seconds. Morrison was also the top Purdue finisher in the 400m dash, just ahead of teammates Ebony Woodard and Elise Glass. Morrison took 10th with a time of 57.23 seconds while Woodard was 11th with a 57.85 and Glass 12th with a time or 57.87. Kari Shoolbraid finished fourth in the women's 800m run. She ran a time of 2:10.93. That time was faster than any run at the meet prior to this year.

Kelly McCurdy finished fifth in the women's 1500m run. The junior ran a time of 4:29.24 which was faster than any time run in the event in previous years. Linsey Daluga took eighth in the 3000m run. She finished the race in 10:21.03. Morgan Monroe had a top five finish in the 400m hurdles. She finished fifth with a time of 1:02.69. In the women's steeplechase, Stephanie Bonk finished fourth. The senior ran a time of 10:49.68. Liberty Slinden was the top Purdue finisher in the shot put. The sophomore threw a mark of 14.12m (46-04.00) which was good for sixth. Slinden was also the Boilermakers' best finisher in the discus. She threw a distance of 46.35m (152-00.75) which put her in sixth. Emily Leckenby was tops for the Old Gold and Black in the hammer throw. The senior threw 50.12m (164-05.25).

On the men's side, Mario Cosey ran a 10.88 in the 100m dash. That time put him in 10th place for the event. In the 200m, he finished ninth with a time of 21.45. Rob McNair was the Boilermakers' top finisher in the 400m dash. The sophomore finished with a time of 48.79 seconds which put him in ninth place. Cale Allen took second in the men's 3000m run. The junior finished with a time of 8:14.13 which broke the previous meet record by more than 17 seconds. Zack Saunders and Byron Ferrell both cleared 4.75m (15-07.00) in the pole vault. Saunders finished in fourth while Ferrell took sixth. Jakob Engel finished sixth in the shot put. The junior threw 16.46m (54-00.00).

The Boilermakers return home this weekend as they host the Mike Poehlein Invitational Friday and Saturday. Friday's events are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. while Saturday will begin at 10 a.m.