March 4, 2014
In The Ranks
-The Purdue men jumped into the top 25 after the Big Ten Championships.
-The Boilermaker men are ranked 21st in the country, the first time ranked this season and the highest in-season ranking in program history.
-The men’s top-25 ranking is just the second top-25 in-season ranking in program history. The other is from 2008 when the Boilermakers were No. 25 in the week one poll.
-The men finished last season at No. 18, though it was not an official poll.
-The men’s ranking is up 16 spots from a week ago.
-The women’s team is also ranked No. 21 in the country.
-The women have been ranked in the top 25 every week this season.
School Records Galore
-The current Purdue roster holds 11 school records and 12 when counting converted times for track size.
-Raheem Mostert set the school record in the 60-meter dash en route to winning the Big Ten Championship in the event. Mostert set the Big Ten Championships record in the 200m, though his time is second at Purdue.
-Dan Porter holds the mile record, which he set a year ago.
-Matthew McClintock set the 3k and 5k school records at the Big Ten Championships.
-Chukwuebuka Enekwechi holds the school record in the weight throw.
-Devynne Charlton owns the school record in the women’s 200m.
-Aarin Jones holds the program record in the 400m from her performance at the Big Ten meet.
-Vanessa McLeod set the school record in the 800m last year.
-Cierra Brown set the school record in the triple jump this season.
-Dani Bunch owns the schools records in the shot put and weight throw.
-Kari Shoolbraid’s converted 600m time is a school record.
Other Top Five Marks
-Purdue also had several individuals break into the top five in program history.
-Mostert has the second-fastest 200m time in Purdue history.
-Jake Waterman has the fourth-fastest 5k mark and sixth-fastest 3k time.
-Brandon Winters ran the fourth-fastest 60mH time in program history over the weekend.
-Enekwechi has the second-best shot put distance in program history.
-Coy Blair has the sixth-best shot put distance in Purdue history.
-Twyla Winfrey has the second-fastest 60m dash time.
-Charlton has the third-fastest 60m dash time.
-Shoolbraid’s unconverted 600m time is second-best at Purdue.
-BreAnna Smith has the third-best 600m time.
-McLeod’s 600m time is seventh.
-Shoolbraid has the second-fastest 800m time.
-Katie Hoevet ran the fourth-fastest mile time in Purdue history.
-Charlton has the third-fastest 60m hurdles time, while Ciana Tabb has the fourth best in the event.
-Nikki Nunn had the fourth-best long jump in Purdue history over the weekend.
Big Ten Champions
-Mostert won the 60- and 200-meter championships at the Big Ten meet over the weekend.
-Bunch won the weight throw title for a Big Ten record third time in her career.
-Mostert set the school record in winning the 60m title, and the Big Ten Championships record to win the 200m.
-Mostert is the first individual to win the 60m and 200m at the same championships since 2009 when Michigan’s Adam Harris did so.
-Mostert was named the men’s Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, the program’s first championships award since 2008 when Jon Pullum was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships.
-Bunch won the women’s Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year, after setting the school record numerous times in the weight throw and shot put. Bunch was Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week six times this year.
-Bunch also won the silver medal in the shot put and racked up seven medals at the Big Ten indoor meet over the course of her career.
-Mostert is the men’s first Big Ten Champion since 2010.
Fun With B1G Numbers
-The Boilermakers finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships on both the men’s and women’s sides.
-The men scored 61 points, while the women combined for 53.
-The men’s finish is 25.2 points and five spots better than last year, while the women’s is 17 points and four spots better.
-The men’s point total is an increase of 63.3% from last season, while the women’s total is 47.2% better.
-Since the 2012 Big Ten Championships, the year before head coach Lonnie Greene arrived, to this season, the men’s point total from this year is up 190.5%, while the women’s is up 71.0%.
Who Scored For Purdue
-Purdue had 11 scorers in 14 events on the women’s side and eight scorers in 12 events on the men’s side.
-Katie Hoevet scored four points in the mile.
-Aarin Jones scored four points in the 400m dash.
-Devynne Charlton scored one point in the 60m dash and four in the 60m hurdles.
-Ciana Tabb scored one point in the hurdles.
-Kari Shoolbraid scored two points in the 800m and one in the 600m.
-BreAnna Smith scored three points in the 600m.
-The women’s DMR team scored three points.
-The women’s 4x400m team scored one point.
-Nikki Nunn scored five points in the long jump.
-Cierra Brown scored six points in the triple jump.
-Dani Bunch scored 18 points, 10 in the weight throw and eight in the shot put.
-Raheem Mostert scored 20 points, 10 in the 60m dash and 10 in the 200m dash.
-Tyler Askew scored three points in the 60m dash.
-Brandon Winters scored five points in the 60m hurdles.
-Matthew McClintock scored one point in the 3k and five in the 5k.
-The men’s DMR team scored one point.
-The men’s 4x400m team scored three points.
-Tyler Askew scored five points in the long jump.
-Chukwuebuka Enekwechi schored 12 points, six in the shot put and six in the weight throw.
-Coy Blair scored four points in the shot put.
Heading To NCAAs
-Purdue is scheduled to send four individuals in seven events to the NCAA Championships.
-Dani Bunch qualified in the women’s shot put and weight throw.
-Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualified in the men’s shot put and weight throw.
-Raheem Mostert qualified in the 60m and 200m dashes.
-Cierra Brown qualified in the triple jump.
-National Signing Period began on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and will continue until Aug. 1.
-The Boilermakers have already officially signed nine women and seven men with more likely in the coming weeks.
-The women are: Symone Black, Ft. Wayne, Ind. (sprints/hurdles), Gabrielle Broschard, Hershey, Pa. (distance), Micaela Hazlewood, Linton, Ind. (throws), Autumn Heath, Liberty Township, Ohio (sprints), Abigail Hostetler, Freemont, Ind. (distance), Elizabeth Iversen, Martinsville, Ind. (throws), Sarah Loesch, Columbus, Ind. (throws), Savannah Roberson, Ypsilanti, Mich. (sprints) and Brionna Thomas, Ft. Wayne, Ind. (sprints).
-The men are: David Dalton, Greenwood, Ind. (distance), Timothy Deal, Mishawaka, Ind. (hurdles/multi), Matthew Garrison, Bedford, Ind. (jumps), Luke Lewis, Hermitage, Pa., (throws), Miles Poullard, Pomona, Calif. (jumps), Kinard Rolle, Nassau, Bahamans (sprints) and Justin Veteto, Greenwood, Ind. (hurdles).
-A full release on the signing class is forthcoming.
Two Sport Stars
-Raheem Mostert, a football player in the fall, has the best 60m dash time among football players who compete in track.
-He also has the fastest 200m dash time among football players.
-Shane Mikesky has the seventh-fastest 60m hurdles time among college football players, and the fifth-fastest of Division-I programs.
-The Boilermakers regular season is done. The next meet is the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on March 14 and 15.
-Cierra Brown, Dani Bunch, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Raheem Mostert are scheduled to compete for Purdue.
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