Jan. 17, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue hosts Indiana on Saturday for the annual Purdue & Indiana Dual. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET inside Lambert Fieldhouse. The meet is the fifth annual between the instate rivals, since the meet was renewed in 2010.
The Boilermakers have a pair of top-10 ranked dual teams. The women’s team comes in at No. 8 in the initial poll while the men are No. 10. The women’s team is also ranked in the USTFCCCA top 25 as they are No. 17. It is the first time since 2008 that the women’s program has been in the top 25 for the indoor season. The men’s team just missed the top 25 and is ranked 32nd.
The Hoosiers are ranked 62nd on the women’s side and 90th on the men’s side in the USTFCCCA preseason poll, though Indiana is 4-0 against Purdue for both men’s and women’s teams in the annual dual.
-The first events are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET, while the final event is scheduled for 4:55.
-Indiana has won all four previous duals, though last year’s was the closest in series history.
-The Hoosier women won last year 69-67, while their men won 80-52.
-This year’s meet will be scored 5-3-1 with the top three scoring in each event, except for relays.
-Relay scoring will be 5-0; only the top team receives points.
-The Purdue men’s and women’s teams each have 31 individuals scheduled to compete.
-The women are led by Cierra Brown (60mH, HJ, TJ), Dani Bunch (SP, WT), Savannah Carson (60m, 200m, LJ), Devynne Charlton (60m, 60mH), Carmeisha Cox (200m), Aarin Jones (400m, 4x400m), Nikki Nunn (200m, LJ, TJ), Kari Shoolbraid (600m, 4x400m, 4x800m), BreAnna Smith (600m, 4x400m, 4x800m) and Ciana Tabb (60mH, 4x400m).
-Brown has the second-best triple jump in the country, Bunch the best weight throw and second-best shot put, Carson the 22nd-best long jump, Jones the 17th-best 400m time, Nunn the seventh-best long jump, Shoolbraid the third-best 800m time and Tabb the 21st-fastest 60m hurdles time.
-The Purdue men are led by Tyler Askew (60m, LJ, TJ), Coy Blair (SP, WT), Mario Cosey (200m, 4x400m), Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (SP, WT), Kevin Griffith (800m, 4x800m), Andrew Kendrick (60m, 400m, 4x400m), Matthew McClintock (3k), Raheem Mostert (60m, 200m, 4x400m), Andre’ Peart (400m, 60mH, 4x400m), Dan Porter (mile, 4x800m), Tate Schienbein (3k) and Brandon Winters (60m, 200m, 60mH).
-Askew has the 11th-best long jump in the country, Blair the 12th-best shot put, Cosey the 24th-best 200m, Enekwechi is this week’s USTFCCCA National Athlete of the week and leads the country in the weight throw and is eighth in the shot put, Kendrick is eighth in the 400m, Mostert is 15th in the 200m and 20th in the 60m, Porter is 16th in the 800m and Winters is seventh in the 60mH.
-Live results will be available on PurdueSports.com on the track and field schedule.
-Results will be tweeted live on Purdue track and field’s official Twitter handle @PurdueTrackXC.
-A live conversation and blog will be available on the Game Day Central page on the track and field page at PurdueSports.com.
-Full results and a recap will be posted to PurdueSports.com following completion of the meet.