April 4, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue track and field team added a meet for this weekend because of the cancellation of last week’s Mike Poehlein Invitational. The Boilermakers will travel to Auburn, Ala., for the Tiger Track Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Who’s Competing for Purdue?
Purdue is sending 30 women and 25 men on the trip. The women’s group is highlighted by Dani Bunch, Aarin Jones, Vanessa McLeod, Nikki Nunn, and Ciana Tabb. Bunch is scheduled to compete in the hammer throw, shot put, and discus. Jones will compete in the 200m, 400m, and the 4x400m relay. McLeod is scheduled for the 800m and the 4x400m relay while Nunn will compete primarily in the long jump. Tabb is scheduled for the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100m relay, and the 4x400m relay.
The men’s group is headlined by Coy Blair, Geoff Davis, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Jakob Engel, and Brandon Winters. Blair, Enekwechi, and Engel will compete in the shot put while Blair and Enekwechi will also throw the hammer. Davis will primarily compete in the high jump while Winters is scheduled for 110m hurdles, 200m dash, 4x100m relay, and the 4x400m relay.
Live Scoring and Meet Information
The University of Auburn will have live scoring as well as a timing sheet, heat sheets, and final results on their home page. That link can be found here.
What Time and Where?
The Tiger Track Classic begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday with the men’s hammer throw at the Hutsell-Rosen Track. The women’s javelin and men’s triple jump are scheduled for the same start time. Saturday’s action is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s pole vault. Track events will begin at noon with the women’s 4x100m relay.
Who Else is Going?
More than 20 teams will be on hand for the weekend meet. Illinois is the lone other Big Ten team making the trip while Indiana State joins the Boilermakers from the Crossroads of America. Louisville, Troy, Wake Forest and Clemson are among the other headline programs.
Purdue’s Last Time Out
The Boilermakers last competed at the SEC-B1G Challenge. There, Nunn tied what was then the No. 1 mark in the long jump in the country for the season with a distance of 6.32m (20-9). That is now the No. 3 distance in the nation as well as the third-best mark in Purdue history. Andrew Kendrick ran a PR in the 400m dash as he posted a winning-time of 47.84 seconds. Andre’ Peart ran a PR in the 400m hurdles and won the event with a time of 52.82 seconds. The men’s 4x400m relay team opened with a 3:12.70. Tabb ran a PR in the 100m hurdles as she finished second with a time of 13.74 seconds.