April 5, 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Boilermakers distance runners had a strong start to the Stanford Invite on Friday. Blair Doney and Jake Waterman competed in the women’s and men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively, and each had a top-five finish in Purdue history.
Doney had a huge personal record in the women’s steeplechase. She finished third in her section of the race with a time of 10:18.01. That time is 17.75 seconds better than her previous best, which she ran earlier this season. Doney’s time moves her from sixth to fourth on the all-time Purdue history list. The senior is just over a second out of third, held by Stephanie Bonk, and nearly seven seconds off the school record, which is held by Sarah Klaczynski.
Waterman ran away with his section of the men’s steeplechase. The senior ran a time of 8:51.03, which is 15.13 seconds better than his Purdue best, which he ran at the USC Trojan Invite earlier this spring. Waterman won his race by more than four seconds. He also moved into the all-time Purdue top five with the program’s third-fastest time. Waterman’s race was the fastest by a Boilermaker since 2006 when David Rae set the program record with a mark of 8:45.69.
Caleb Kerr also ran for the Boilermakers on Friday. He finished seventh in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:18.92. That time is an outdoor PR by more than 10 seconds, and an all-time PR by more than nine seconds. His mark is just over four seconds outside the Purdue all-time top five.
The Purdue throwers were scheduled to compete in the discus at the Texas State Invite. Those results were not available late Friday night, but will be posted in Saturday’s recap.
The Boilermakers compete in the bulk of the Texas State Invite events on Saturday. Live results are available through Texas State and the link is posted on the PurdueSports.com track and field schedule.