Moffitt Wins High Jump on Day 2 at B1Gs
May 12, 2018

Saturday Results / Sunday Meet Program

Junior Janae’ Moffitt won the high jump Big Ten title Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex. The Boilermakers scored in five events and advanced 10 individuals to Sunday finals. After two days of action, the No. 11 women are eighth with 25 points, while the 30th-ranked men are 12th with seven.

Moffitt had just one blemish on her progressions, but it came on her first attempt. She missed her first attempt at 1.71 meters (5-7.25). After that, she was clean. She cleared the next three bars, the best being 1.82 meters (5-11.50) to win the competition on misses. The win is Moffitt’s first outdoor Big Ten title and the third overall of her career. The victory is the 48th outdoor field Big Ten event title won by a Purdue woman, which is more than any other school. It is also the ninth high jump title won by a Boilermaker, which is the most in the conference.

For Moffitt’s career, she has competed in five Big Ten high jump competitions and has three titles and two runner-ups.

Senior Savannah Carson picked up a silver medal in the long jump with her best jump of the year. She made finals with a leap of 6.17 meters (20-3.00). In finals, she improved on the mark with a jump of 6.38 meters (20-11.25) which gave her the runner-up finish. Freshman Zhane Smith also scored in the event. She jumped 6.20 meters (20-4.25) on her third attempt which held on for seventh place.

The medal is the sixth of Carson’s outdoor Big Ten career. She has now scored 46.5 points outdoors in her career.

Redshirt freshman Jalil Brewer scored in his first Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the shot put. He threw a career-best 19.26 meters (63-2.25) on his fourth attempt, which earned him a fifth-place finish. Brewer had two other throws over 61 feet in the competition. His mark is within one inch of Nedzad Mulabegovic’s program freshman record.

Senior Gerald McGee score in the men’s long jump. He had a pair of jumps of 7.40 meters (24-3.50) or better, with his best coming in at 7.41 meters (24-3.75) on his second attempt. That held on for sixth in the meet to earn three points.

Senior Gabrielle Broschard scored a point in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She ran a lifetime best time of 10:26.97, which ranks seventh in school history. Broschard chipped away throughout the race. She was 13th after the first lap, before moving a spot both of the next two laps. She moved up to eighth with two laps to go, where she would finish.

Seniors Savannah Roberson and Devynne Charlton both qualified for a pair of finals a day after both qualified for the final in the 200-meter dash. Saturday, it was the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. Charlton had the fastest time in both events, finishing the dash in 11.34 seconds and the hurdles in 12.76 seconds. Roberson had the second-fastest hurdles time in prelims, finishing in 13.16 seconds. That time is a wind-legal personal record and ranks second in school history. In the 100-meter dash, Roberson had the third fastest time, crossing the line in 11.52 seconds. That is also a wind-legal personal record and ranks fourth in school history.

Charlton and Roberson will be busy Sunday. Both are scheduled to start their day with the 4x100-meter relay at 12:45 p.m. ET, before lining up for the 100-meter hurdles at 1:25. The 100-meter dash is just 25 minutes later at 1:50 p.m., while the 200-meter dash will wrap up their day at 2:35.

Junior Yakira Love also made the finals in the 100-meter dash. She ran 11.60 seconds to take second in her heat and earn an automatic spot in the final. Her time is 0.01 of a second off her wind-legal personal record.

Three women qualified for the 400-meter dash finals. Sophomore Chloe Abbott ran a huge personal record as she finished with a time of 51.93 seconds. That is the second-fastest time in school history behind only teammate Brionna Thomas. Abbott’s time, which ranks ninth in the country, was the second-fastest of the prelims and advanced her to finals. Thomas was next to qualify after she won the second heat. She crossed the line in 52.17 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest time overall. Senior Jahneya Mitchell also advanced. She grabbed an at-large spot after finishing with a time of 52.90 seconds. That was the sixth-best on the day. Sophomore Samara Miller was also in the race and ran a personal-record time of 53.38 seconds. That finished 11th overall and ranks fifth in school history.

Sophomore Waseem Williams advanced to finals in the men’s 100-meter dash after winning his heat. He finished with a time of 10.33 seconds. Senior Justin Veteto grabbed an automatic spot in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles after taking second in his heat. He ran a time of 13.90 seconds, which was the sixth-best overall.

Junior Christopher Bluish had a big personal record in the men’s 800 meters. He finished with a time of 1:51.80 seconds which finished 16th overall.

The Boilermakers will be busy Sunday with all the final running events, as well as several field events, including the triple jump and discus. The day’s action is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET.




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