April 11, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Purdue track and field opened the Sea Ray Relays on Thursday with the hammer throw competition. Two men and one woman competed for the Boilermakers.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi was the top performer for the men on the first day. The redshirt freshman took fifth overall and second among attached collegiate competitors. Enekwechi threw 62.88m (206-4) to finish 2.04m (6-08) behind Indiana State's Brandon Pounds who took fourth and first among attached collegians. Enekwechi's mark was six feet, nine inches behind his personal best which he threw last weekend. Jakob Engel also competed for the men in the event. He threw 44.64m (146-5) to finish 25th overall.
On the women's side, Dani Bunch took third in the hammer throw. The junior threw 55.09m (180-9) to finish behind the winner, Jessica Rowland of Findlay, and Felisha Johnson of Indiana State. Bunch's mark was five feet, five inches shy of Johnson's second place mark.
The meet continues on Friday. The schedule, meet information, and live results can be found in the meet preview by clicking here.