June 7, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. -
Two Boilermakers competed on the second day of the NCAA Championships on Thursday with both finishing in the top 20. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Brandon Winters took 14th and 16th in their respective events.
Enekwechi finished 14th for the second consecutive day at the championships. The redshirt freshman threw 62.75m (205-10) in the hammer throw just a day after competing in the shot put. The Laurelton, N.Y., native was the only competitor that qualified for the shot put and hammer throw at this year’s championships. Tomas Kruzliak of Virginia Tech won the hammer with a throw of 69.26m (227-3). The top Big Ten competitor was Micah Hegerle of Minnesota who finished sixth with a mark of 66.15m (217-0).
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.
Winters broke the 14 second mark in the 110m hurdles for just the third time in his career. The junior ran a time of 13.95 seconds which is his third-fastest time behind just his 13.91 and 13.69 seconds times from the NCAA Regionals two weeks ago. The time was good for fifth in his heat and 16th overall. Winters was the second-best finisher from the Big Ten behind just Demoye Bogle of Ohio State who took 13th, just one thousandth of a second ahead of 14th.
Below is a look at the remaining two Boilermakers to compete at the NCAA Championships as well as meet information, live scoring, and TV info.
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
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