May 25, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary continued on Friday and four more Boilermakers competed. Terri Anderson, Brandon Winters, Kari Shoolbraid, and Stephanie Bonk all vied for a spot in the NCAA Championships.
Shoolbraid was back in action after qualifying for the quarterfinals in the 800m run on Thursday. Friday, she ran a time of 2:10.44 which put her in 22nd place overall. That time was less than four seconds off from qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Bonk was the final Boilermaker in action on the day as she ran in the 3000m steeplechase. The senior finished seventh in her heat with a time of 10:20.08. That time was good for 20th overall, but not quite good enough to advance. Bonk was 7.48 seconds off the final qualifying time.
The NCAA East Prelims will wrap up on Saturday with three more Boilermakers competing. Geoff Davis will compete in the men’s high jump scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET while Jakob Engel will be in the shot put at the same time. Cale Allen will be the final competitor for Purdue as he is scheduled to run the 5k at 8:05 p.m. Live results can be found at PurdueSports.com. Complete results from Friday can be found here.