April 6, 2014
SAN MARCOS, Texas - The Boilermakers wrapped up the Texas State Invite and Stanford Invite on Saturday and added a couple more names to top five lists in program history. Coy Blair matched the second-best shot put mark for a Purdue male, while Matthew McClintock ran the second-fastest 10k by a Boilermaker.
Blair won the men’s shot put at the Texas State Invite with a lifetime personal best in the event and a mark of 19.06m (62-6.50). That mark currently ranks 10th best in the country and ties the second best mark in Purdue history with Scott Hecht from 2004. He moves a half inch ahead of his teammate, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who is now fourth in history with his best of 19.05m (62-6.00). The Purdue record is 20.31m (66-7.75) by Nedzad Mulabegovic in 2004. Enekwechi was second in the event with a throw of 18.98m (62-3.25), which moves him into 11th in the country.
At the Stanford Invite, McClintock ran the second-fastest 10k time in Purdue history with a time of 29:09.57 very early Saturday morning West Lafayette time. It is a PR by nearly 30 seconds, and moves him just under seven seconds behind the school record of 29:02.85 by Donnie Fellows from 2002. McClintock’s race was by far the fastest in the country this season, as all of the top 24 times in the country were in that race, including McClintock’s, which ranks 23rd in the country.
Linsey Daluga also competed in the Stanford Invite late Friday night/early Saturday morning. She ran a 34:59.13 to break the 35 minute barrier for the first time in her career in the 10k. That time moves her into fifth all time in the Purdue history books. Her time is 46th in the country.
Back in Texas, Katie Hoevet narrowly missed the Purdue top five in the 1,500-meter run. The sophomore won the race with a time of 4:26.71. The time is just over a second off her PR, which she ran last season. Kiara McIntosh took second in the race with a time of 4:30.03 which is a new PR.
Aarin Jones ran a season best in the 400m as she won the event by more than two seconds. Jones posted a 54.30 seconds time which is an outdoor PR and just 0.07 of a second off her all-time PR. Devynne Charlton just missed the Purdue top five in the women’s 100m dash. She finished sixth in the event with a time of 11.99 seconds, which is 0.11 of a second behind the fifth-best mark in Purdue history. Kari Shoolbraid ran a season best in the 800m, though just off her all-time PR. Shoolbraid finished second overall and first among collegians with a time of 2:07.28. That time is just 0.04 of a second off her all-time PR. Shoolbraid ranks 28th in the country this year.
Enekwechi had a solid day in the hammer throw. The sophomore was just off his PR with a mark of 67.10m (220-2), which was good enough to win. Dani Bunch had a season best in the shot put as she won the event. She threw 16.60m (54-5.50) which is seventh best in the country this year.
The Boilermakers continue action next week as they head to Louisville, Ky., for the Kentuckiana Invite. The meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.