Boilermakers Throw Through Rain At Purdue Outdoor Open

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue freshman Jakob Engel opened his weekend with a personal record in the hammer throw.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Purdue freshman Jakob Engel opened his weekend with a personal record in the hammer throw.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

April 23, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Despite rainy conditions, the Boilermakers' men's and women's track and field teams got things underway at the Purdue Outdoor Open at Rankin Track on Friday. The Boilermakers turned out a few season-best marks on the day in the hammer throw, holding one flight in each gender.

Purdue junior Emily Leckenby posted the Boilermakers' top hammer throw mark of the season on the women's side, taking fourth place with a toss of 47.12 meters (154-07). Unattached Boilermaker Stacey Wannemacher topped the women's competition, hurling a top mark of 56.30 meters (184-08) on the day to highlight a solid series.

On the men's side, Michigan State's Brad Wentzel topped the competition with a throw of 59.69 meters (195-10), while Purdue junior Bill Hardcastle was the top Boilermaker placer, taking fifth with a mark of 52.98 meters (173-10). Purdue rookie Jakob Engel turned in a season best and personal record throw to take seventh place, hurling the hammer 49.89 meters (163-08).

Competition resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the women's javelin, while action on the track is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m. with the women's 4x100-meter run. Live results will continue to be available at PurdueSports.com, courtesy of Delta Timing Group.