May 13, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - The Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin. The Purdue women tied for 10th while the men finished 11th.
Kari Shoolbraid finished in fifth in the women's 800m run. The junior ran a time of 2:07.65. That time was just under one second off the first place finisher, Ashley Miller of Nebraska. Ciana Tabb also scored for the women on Sunday. The sophomore finished eighth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.93 seconds. That time was .01 seconds off of seventh place. Christina Manning of Ohio State won the event with a time of 12.71 seconds.
In the women's 4x100m relay, the Purdue women finished seventh. Tabb, Leah Eber, Elise Glass, and Taylor Morrison teamed to run a 46.56 seconds time. The 4x400m team from Purdue also scored. Glass, Shoolbraid, Bre'Anna Smith, and Morrison finished eighth with a time of 3:40.30.
On the men's side, Brandon Winters placed seventh in the 110m hurdles. The sophomore ran a time of 14.36 seconds. Andrew Riley of Illinois won the event with a time of 13.64 seconds. The men's 4x100m relay team also scored on Sunday. Shawn Nickleson, Andrew Kendrick, Winters, and Mario Cosey ran a time of 40.93 seconds to finish sixth. Jakob Engel just missed scoring in the shot put. Engel threw 17.60m (57-09.00). Cale Allen finished 11th in the 5k run. Allen ran a time of 14:19.18. That time was just 10 seconds off of eighth place.
The Purdue women tied for 10th with a total of 40 points. The Boilermakers tied with Indiana. Ohio State won the women's championships with 117 points. Illinois and Nebraska tied for second with 110 points.
The men finished in 11th place with 15.5 points. Wisconsin took the title with 121 points while Nebraska finished second with 115.5. Indiana was third with 115.
The Boilermakers are off until May 24th and the NCAA Preliminary round. Purdue will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., for the three day event.