June 6, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. - The Boilermakers continue the NCAA Championships on Thursday with a pair of events after three competed on the opening day. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Brandon Winterswill compete in the hammer throw and 110m hurdles, respectively, a day after Enekwechi, Coy Blair, and Andre' Peart got things started.
Men's Shot Put: Enekwechi and Coy Blair competed in the shot put as the only pair of freshmen from a single school. Enekwechi finished 14th in the nation with a throw of 18.32m (60-01.25) which he threw on his second attempt. Blair took 19th with a best of 17.76m (58-03.25) which also came on his second attempt.
Ryan Crouser of Texas was the national champion. He only managed one fair throw, which came on his third attempt, but recorded a distance of 20.31m (66-07.75). Three Big Ten throwers finished in the top 10 including two who scored. Chad Wright of Nebraska was the top conference finisher with a fifth-place finish. Danny Block of Wisconsin finished sixth while Cody Riffle of Michigan took ninth.
Men's 400m Hurdles: Andre' Peart competed in the 400m hurdles, the first Purdue trackster to make the NCAA Championships since 2009. The junior finished 19th nationally with a time of 52.28 seconds. His time was sixth in the first heat, though three of the top eight times came from his heat. The fastest time was by Reggie Wyatt of USC who finished with a time of 49.23 seconds. The 400m hurdle finals will be on Friday at 4:40 p.m. PT.
Men's Hammer Throw - Thursday, 1:30 p.m. PT
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi - Fr. - Laurelton, N.Y.
Enekwechi is the 18th-seed at the championships after he finished seventh at the regional. He threw a distance of 63.06m (206-11) on his second attempt two weeks ago. Enekwechi's season-best is 64.94m (213-01) which is fourth all-time in Purdue history.
Men's 110m Hurdles - Thursday, 5:20 p.m. PT; Saturday, 3:16 p.m. PT
Brandon Winters - Jr. - Plainfield, Ill.
Winters is the No. 13 seed for the championships. The junior had a career weekend at the regionals as he broke 14 seconds for the first time in his career in the prelim with a time of 13.91 seconds. Then, in the finals, he ran a time of 13.69 seconds to finish third in the heat and auto-qualify. That time is the fourth-fastest in Purdue history and the second-fastest non-wind-aided time.
Men's High Jump - Friday, 3:20 p.m. PT
Geoff Davis - Sr. - Indianapolis
Davis is making his third trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after narrowly missing last season. He is the No. 5 seed in the championships after clearing 2.17m (7-01.50) at the regionals before the event was ended due to the qualifiers already being decided. That height is the same as the top seed in the event. Davis' season-best is 2.24m (7-04.25) which is second-best in program history.
Women's Shot Put - Saturday, 1 p.m. PT
Dani Bunch - Jr. - Mahomet, Ill.
Bunch is the No. 18 seed in the championships after she threw 16.13m (52-11) at the regional meet. She has a season-best and school record mark of 17.13m (56-02.50) which won the Big Ten Championship and set the meet record. Bunch is the only Boilermaker that also competed at the championships last season.
Meet Information And Live Scoring
Meet Information: http://www.ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-outdoor-men/d1#!championship_br_home
Live Results: http://www.flashresults.com/2013_Meets/outdoor/06-05-NCAA/live/
Start Lists: http://www.flashresults.com/2013_Meets/outdoor/06-05-NCAA/ncaa_starts.pdf
Schedule of Events: http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/files/2013-OTR-Schedule_EXTERNAL_FINAL_1_8_13.pdf
TV: ESPN 3/ESPNU will broadcast the majority of the meet. The PAC-12 Live Stream will have some additional coverage at http://pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx?DB_OEM_ID=500
Thursday, June 6
11 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
3:50 p.m.-8 p.m. ESPN3.com
Friday, June 7
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday, June 8
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
2 p.m.-4 p.m. ESPNU