Grand Finale

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue senior Lindsey Blaine finished an amazing final year as a Boilermaker on Friday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Purdue senior Lindsey Blaine finished an amazing final year as a Boilermaker on Friday.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

June 23, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Purdue University track and field standout Lindsey Blaine added another solid accolade to her final year as a Boilermaker on Friday, placing fifth in the women's javelin throw at the United States Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

Blaine has already had an amazing senior year at Purdue, winning the Big Ten, NCAA Mideast Regional and NCAA Championships in the javelin, and capped it off with a throw of 52.53 meters (172-04) in yesterday's meet, good for a fifth-place showing. Her performance is one of the highest placing in recent Purdue history.

Blaine's top throw of the season and her career came at the most opportune moment as she cracked a 55.70-meter throw (182-09) in the national finals to claim her first NCAA crown. This throw finished off a streak of three straight personal records and meet championships, and also made her just the third woman to top the 180-foot mark at Purdue.

On the strength of Blaine's national championship the Purdue women tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships, their best performance since 2002.