April 5, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. - Cierra Brown and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi had career days in their respective events as the Boilermakers wrapped up the first day of the Tiger Track Classic hosted by Auburn University. Purdue had nine student-athletes compete on the opening day.
Enekwechi competed in the hammer throw. The freshman threw the fourth-best throw in Purdue history with a mark of 64.94m (213-01). That mark is the eighth-best in the country to date and the third among Big Ten throwers. Enekwechi finished second in the event just four inches behind the champion, Brandon Pounds from Indiana State. The Purdue freshman's mark moved ahead of Scott Hecht and Ben Harpenau. Next on the list is Enekwechi's throws coach, Keith McBride. McBride is third in Purdue lore with a best of 67.27m (220-08).
Brown jumped an all-time best in the triple jump. The freshman leapt 12.62m (41-05.00) to finish second in the event. That mark is currently 22nd in the nation and second among Big Ten competitors. Her mark sits just four centimeters (1.50) outside the top five in Purdue history, though her jump was aided by a wind of 3.8.
Full results from Friday can be found in the link at the top of the page.
Purdue continues in the Tiger Track Classic on Saturday with the women's pole vault beginning at 11 a.m. ET. The track events will begin a noon.