Saturday Results / Complete Results
EUGENE, Ore – The women’s track & field team finished 21st in the country with 10 points at the conclusion of the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Boilermakers picked up six first team All-America honors led by Devynne Charlton who earned two Saturday, including a school record and fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.
Charlton, a redshirt junior, was in the 100m hurdles final and started in lane 8. She came out with the best race of her career running a wind-legal (+1.6) time of 12.74 seconds to take fifth and score four points. Her finish was 0.13 of a second better than her previous school record. She now extends her school record to a whopping 0.53 of a second better than anyone else in program history. Her finish is the best at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in her career. She was seventh in the event at the 2015 championships. Charlton is the only woman in school history to earn first team All-America honors since the NCAA began sponsoring a championship. Lorna Russell and Maria Williams were first teamers in the event in 1982 when it was sponsored by the AIAW.
Charlton was also the lead leg for the women’s 4x100m relay. She opened for teammates Carmiesha Cox (second leg), Savannah Roberson (third leg) and Savannah Carson (anchor leg). The group ran a time of 43.88 seconds and finished seventh to score two points. The group earns first team All-America honors and is just the second in school history to do so. The only other Purdue team to finish top eight at the NCAA Championships was in 2015 when the group of Charlton, Cox, Carson and Brionna Thomas finished sixth.
Symone Black picked up first team All-America honors with a seventh place finish in the 400m hurdles. She came out of lane 2 and ran a time of 57.15 seconds to take seventh and earn two points. Black picks up the first individual first team All-America award of her career. She is Purdue’s first in the event since 2001 when Angela Craft did so and just the third in program history since the NCAA began sponsoring the championships. Sybil Perry was an All-American in the event in 1986, while Peach Payne had first team honors in 1978 in the AIAW Championships.
Micaela Hazlewood earned second team All-America honors for the second year in a row in the discus. She finished 13th in the country with a best mark of 53.57 meters (175-9). It is the second year in a row she has finished 13th in the event, after placing 22nd in 2015 as a freshman.
Janae’ Moffitt competed in the high jump and took 18th. She cleared 1.73m (5-8) on her first attempt, but was unable to clear another bar. She earns Honorable Mention honors.
The Boilermaker women wrap up a historical season that saw them win the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, advance eight entries to the NCAA Championships, earn the highest ranking in program history and pick up numerous awards, including the Big Ten and Great Lakes Region Head Coach of the Year and Big Ten and Great Lakes Track Athlete awards. The women earned seven first team All-America honors, including one by Carson in the long jump Thursday.
Though the collegiate season has ended, a handful or current and former Boilermakers will compete in the junior and senior U.S. Championships in Sacramento in two weeks.