April 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Boilermakers competed at the Border Wars track invitational on Saturday. The team of Purdue and Indiana defeated Louisville and Notre Dame 114-85 on the women’s side, and 125-72 on the men’s side.
On the women’s side, Devynne Charlton ran the third-fastest 100m dash in Purdue history with a time of 11.70 seconds to take second in the event. Her time ranks 67th in the country. Charlton also ran in the 100m hurdles and finished third in the prelims and finals. She ran a time of 13.84 seconds to qualify before posting a 13.69 seconds time in the finals. Ciana Tabb had a nice day in the hurdles and won the prelims with a time of 13.60 seconds. She posted an identical time in the finals to finish second. That time is 0.01 of a second off her personal record in the event and ranks 39th in the country.
Twyla Winfrey also cracked the Purdue lists for one of the fastest 100m dashes in program history. She finished third with a time of 11.84 seconds which ranks sixth in program history, including behind Charlton. Nikki Nunn had a nice day in the long jump. She leapt 6.23m (20-5.25) to finish second in the event. Her mark ranks 12th in the country.
On the men’s side Brandon Winters finished second in the 110m hurdles with a new PR. Winters ran a second-place time of 13.66 seconds in the final, which bests his previous PR of 13.69 seconds, though Saturday’s race had a significant wind of 4.1 meters per second and won’t officially count. His finals time would rank fifth in the country this year if it counted. His prelims time of 13.83 seconds does count in the national picture and ranks 12th.
Andrew Kendrick broke the 47-second barrier in the 400m dash for the first time in his career. Kendrick ran a time of 46.99 seconds to win the race. His time ranks 29th in the country this year. In the 400m hurdles, Andre’ Peart ran his fastest time of the year. He posted a winning time of 52.00 seconds, which ranks 23rd in the country.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi won the men’s shot put with a throw of 18.63m (61-1.50). He also took the top spot in the hammer throw with a mark of 66.41m (217-11).
The Boilermakers return to action next weekend with the Mt. SAC Relays in California. The meet runs from Thursday to Saturday.