Feb. 6, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field teams head to the Meyo Invite, hosted by Notre Dame, this weekend. The two-day meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET on Friday and concluded Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
The Purdue women are ranked No. 14 in the country in the latest USTFCCCA poll, the highest ranked women’s team scheduled to compete at the meet. The Boilermakers will get a look at several Big Ten teams, as Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State and Indiana are among the field. On the men’s side, Notre Dame is the top ranked team at No. 19, while Illinois is also ranked, coming in at No. 22.
The Purdue women are scheduled to travel 32 student-athletes, while the men will take 30. The throwers are not among those throwing, after competing the last four weekends. The meet should provide an early gauge as to what may be expected from the Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships in three weeks.
The Boilermakers will compete in several running events, but Cierra Brown and Nikki Nunn will be among the top competitors to watch. Both have top-25 marks in the jumps, with Brown in the triple jump and Nunn in the long jump. Among the sprinters, though, Raheem Mostert will be tested in the 60m and 200m dashes. He will be up against conference foes from Michigan and Michigan State, among several others.
Friday’s schedule of events will conclude around 9:45 p.m. Saturday’s action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Live scoring for all the events will be available on PurdueSports.com. Up-to-date information can also be found on Purdue’s twitter feed @PurdueTrackXC. A full recap will be posted on PurdueSports.com following the completion of each day.