April 29, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams wrapped up a pair of meets on Saturday. The Boilermakers hosted their final home meet of the year with the Purdue Open and complete the Penn Relays.
At the Purdue Open, Liberty Slinden took the top spot in the women's shot put. She threw 13.38m (43-10.75). Teammate Breann Fife finished third in the event with 12.44m (40-09.75). Alex Metzger tied for the top spot in the women's pole vault. She, as well as Elizabeth Stover and Amanda Downey, cleared 3.40m (11-01.75). Metzger took the top spot because she cleared on her first attempt.
Nikki Nunn, Kendria Kelly-Taylor, and Emily Becker took the top three spots, respectively, in the long jump. Nunn leapt 5.64m (18-06.00) while Kelly-Taylor jumped 5.28m (17-04.00) and Becker posted a distance of 5.24m (17-02.25). Laura Grabowski, Kylie Hermanson, and Elaine Gilbert swept the top three spots in the javelin. Grabowski threw the top mark of 35.07m (115-01). Hermanson was just two feet, 11 inches shy of that mark. Linsey Daluga won the women's 5k with a time of 17:52.97.
At the Penn Relays, the women's 4x800m relay team finished second with a time of 8:53.97. The team of Megan Plenus, Bre'Anna Smith, Alice Feslier Holmes, and Kari Shoolbraid missed the top time by just .02 seconds. The men's group finished 19th in the same event for the guys. Dan Porter, Tyler Wynn, Mitch Keyser, and Kevin Griffith finished in 7:44.96. Geoff Davis finished 11th in the high jump. He cleared 2.08m (6-09.75). Complete results for the Penn Relays were not available at the time of posting.
The Boilermakers will be back in action next Friday at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. Meet action is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET.