April 27, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams competed at two meets on Friday. A number of Boilermakers competed on day two of the Penn Relays while Breann Fife opened up the Purdue Open in the hammer throw.
At the Penn Relays, the men's 4x100m relay team took 31st overall with a time of 41.81. Shawn Nickleson, Andrew Kendrick, Brandon Winters, and Mario Cosey made up that team. The women's 4x200m relay team from Purdue took 30th overall. Ebony Woodard, Leah Eber, Elise Glass, and Taylor Morrison were the four runners donning Old Gold and Black. The men's 4x400m relay team made up of Kendrick, Chris Arvia, Cosey, and Josh Lee took 34th with a time of 3:18.24. That time was also second in the heat.
In the women's sprint medley relay championships, Woodard, Glass, Bre'Anna Smith, and Megan Plenus finished 19th in 4:03.19. That time was second best in the heat. The Purdue men's medley relay group won its heat and finished 16th overall with a time of 3:30.25. That team had Winters, Cosey, Kendrick, and Kevin Griffith. Jakob Engel had a solid afternoon in the shot put. The junior finished fourth with a throw of 17.22m (56-06.00), just two feet and a half inch off of the top mark.
At the Purdue Open, Fife finished second in the hammer throw. She threw a mark of 49.45m (162-03), a distance that was four feet, eight inches shy of the winning distance.
Both events will continue on Saturday. Live results will be available for both at PurdueSports.com.