Feb. 21, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermakers will be among nearly 50 teams travelling to South Bend, Ind., for the Saturday’s Alex Wilson Invitational. Purdue will travel 15 women and eight men for the competition that starts at 11 a.m. ET.
The meet is Purdue’s last tune-up before next week’s Big Ten Championships. The Boilermakers will look to improve marks in sprints, relays, hurdles and shot put this weekend. The throws group is led by Dani Bunch, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Coy Blair, who will compete in only the shot put. Bunch currently ranks fourth in the country on the women’s side, while Enekwechi is 14th and Blair is 33rd for the men.
Purdue will send hurdlers Devynne Charlton, Shantyra Delaney, Ciana Tabb and Cierra Brown on the women’s side, and Shane Mikesky, Brandon Winters and Andre’ Peart for the men. Winters is fifth in the Big Ten this year, while Peart is 11th and Mikesky 16th. Charlton has the women’s seventh-best hurdles time and Tabb is ninth in the league.
The Boilermakers will also send several 400m runners, among others. BreAnna Smith, Aarin Jones, Taylor Morrison and Kari Shoolbraid are scheduled to compete in the women’s 4x400m relay, with Jones also in the open 400m. Obokhare Ikpefan, Kendal Frederick, Andrew Kendrick and and Peart look to make up the men’s team.
For live results, heat sheets and a schedule of events, click here.