Clemson Invite Next for T&F
Jan. 18, 2018

Heat Sheets / Meet Schedule / Live Results

The Clemson Invitational is next for the Boilermakers as the team hits the road for its biggest test of the young season. Purdue will be up against three top-10 teams on the men’s side, including the nation’s two highest ranked programs in the preseason poll, while the 26th-ranked Boilermaker women will face three ranked teams, including two of the top six.

Fifty-two Boilermakers will make the trip, with 26 on both the men’s and women’s sides. Purdue will compete alongside Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, J.C. Smith, Kentucky, Penn State and Virginia Tech.

On the women’s side, the Boilermakers have the top two individuals at the meet in the 200-meter dash, as Carmiesha Cox is currently seventh in the country and Chloe Abbott is 11th. They will be up against a talented field that includes Clemson’s Rebekah Smith, who is currently 19th in the country. Abbott and Smith are in the same heat and will run side-by-side. The women’s 400m group headlines the meet as three Boilermakers are in the top 30 nationally, including two in the top 12 so far this year. Abbott, Brionna Thomas and Symone Black are the three ranked in the top 30 and they will be joined by teammates Jahneya Mitchell, Samara Miller, Kyelah Hodges and Myia Dorsey in the event.

Micaela Hazlewood, Sarah Loesch and Molly Leppelmeier highlight the Purdue throws group heading into the meet. The trio will be up against some of the best, including Florida’s Lloydricia Cameron, who ranks fourth in the shot put. Loesch is the highest ranked entrant in the weight throw.

On the men’s side, Saturday’s high jump will be among the top events. Eric Blackman and Rahman Minor both rank in the top 16 in the country and will be up against Georgia’s Keenon Laine, who is currently No. 2 nationally.

On the track, Waseem Williams leads the Boilermakers in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. He will have an opportunity to face some of the best in the country in both events, as both fields include at least three of the top 25 individuals in the country. In the 60-meter hurdles, Justin Veteto leads the Boilermakers. He currently ranks 28th in the country and will face eight individuals ranked in the top 25 this season.

Full heat sheets and start lists are at the top of the page.

Live updates from the meet will be posted to Twitter @PurdueTrackXC.




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