Tuesday Track Tidbits

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Devynne Charlton competed at the CARIFTA Games over the weekend.
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Devynne Charlton competed at the CARIFTA Games over the weekend.
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April 22, 2014


Next On The Schedule
-The Boilermakers head to the Drake Relays this weekend.
-The men’s and women’s teams will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the four-day meet.

“The Best Track Meet And Day Of Competition In My Tenure.”
-Head coach Lonnie Greene was very pleased with his team’s effort at the Kentucky Relays last weekend, as seen by his above quote.
-The Boilermakers broke three school records and set three other program top-five marks.
-Purdue also added four top-25 marks in the country at the meet.
-The team posted 10 marks that would qualify for regionals if the draws were set this week.

The Lonnie Greene Coaching Era
-Lonnie Greene took over the program in the summer of 2012 and is in his second year with the program.
-Since he took over, the Boilermakers have set school records in 16 different events, indoors and out.
-In just the first year and a half of coaching at Purdue, Greene has led the Boilermakers to 10 marks that currently ranks No. 2 on the all-time Purdue lists in various events.
-Since Greene took over, Purdue has put a total of 60 marks in the top-fives in program history.
-In the last season and a half, 12 different Boilermakers set school records, including 11 who are on the current roster.
-The 11 current Boilermakers who set program records under Greene currently hold a total of 15 school bests.
-Greene has done a lot of his work with youngsters, as of the 15 school records that are held by current Boilermakers, two are by freshmen, six by sophomores and one is by a junior. The other six are by seniors.
-Of the 10 program No. 2 marks on the current roster, six are by sophomores and two are by juniors, while the other two are held by seniors.
-Greene has helped bring in the top talent from across the state, country and beyond, including next fall’s recruiting class, which can be seen below.

Throws Coach Keith McBride Is Rewriting The Top-Fives As Well
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Keith McBride came to Purdue a year before Coach Greene and the rest of the staff.
-McBride has coached his current group to five different school records, indoors and out.
-A former Purdue track and field student-athlete and school record holder, McBride has coached his group to 12 different top-five marks in program history since 2012, an average of four a year.
-McBride was no slouch himself, as he saw his school record in the weight throw fall this year, by Enekwechi, after 10 years on top. He also had the third-best hammer throw mark in Purdue history, prior to Enekwechi breaking the school record over the weekend.

Current Boilermakers With School Records
-Purdue has 11 individuals on the current roster with school records, indoors and out.
-Raheem Mostert holds the school record in the 60m dash.
-Dan Porter holds the indoor mile school record.
-Matthew McClintock holds the indoor 3k and 5k school records.
-Enekwechi holds the weight and hammer throw school records.
-Devynne Charlton holds the indoor 200m school record.
-Aarin Jones holds the indoor 400m school record.
-Vanessa McLeod holds the indoor 800m school record.
-Cierra Brown holds the indoor triple jump school record.
-Dani Bunch holds the indoor and outdoor shot put school records and the weight throw program mark.
-Andre Peart holds the 400m hurdles school record.
-Kari Shoolbraid holds the outdoor 800m school record.

Charlton Competes At CARIFTA
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Purdue freshman Devynne Charlton competed at the CARIFTA Games over the weekend and concluded on Monday.
-Charlton competed in the under-20 division.
-The Bahamian finished fifth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.88 seconds, 0.33 of a second behind first place.
-She also ran the first leg of the Bahamian 4x100m relay which finished third with a time of 45.47 seconds.
-Charlton ran in the 100m dash, where she qualified to the finals with a time of 11.70 seconds, good for fourth in her heat.
-Charlton finished seventh in the finals with a time of 11.68 seconds, a time that would be a PR and rank third in school history, but it had a wind of +5.1 meters per second.

Top 25 Marks
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The Boilermakers currently have 13 marks that rank in the top 25 in the country for this season.
-Andre Peart has the fifth-fastest 400m hurdles time.
-Enekwechi has the eighth-best hammer throw and 21st-best shot put distance.
-Kari Shoolbraid has the 10th-fastest 800m run.
-Dani Bunch has the 11th-best women’s shot put throw this year.
-Brandon Winters has the 16th-fastest 110m hurdles time.
-Jake Waterman has the 18th-fastest 3,000m steeplechase time.
-Raheem Mostert has the 19th-fastest 100m dash time.
-Kevin Griffith has the 19th-fastest 800m run time.
-Coy Blair has the 19th-best shot put throw this season.
-Nikki Nunn has the 20th-best long jump on the year.
-Blair Doney has the 24th-fastest 3,000m steeplechase time on the women’s side.
-Matthew McClintock has the 25th-fastest 10k time.

Among Big Ten’s Best
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If the Big Ten Championships were scored today, Purdue would score in 30 events, including 15 medals.
-Mostert has the best 100m dash time in the conference.
-Shoolbraid has the best women’s 800m time in the Big Ten.
-McClintock has the best 10k time in the conference.
-Bunch has the second-best women’s shot put distance.
-Enekwechi has the second-best hammer throw on the year.
-Nunn’s long jump is second among women.
-Brandon Winters has the second-best 110m hurdles time in the conference.
-Waterman has the second-fastest 3k steeplechase time.
-Peart has the second-fastest 400m hurdles time in the conference.
-Blair and Enekwechi are the second and third best shot putters in the conference, respectively.
-The women’s 4x400m relay time is third in the conference. 
-Linsey Daluga has the women’s third-best 10k.
-BreAnna Smith has the third-best women’s 800m.
-Griffith has the third-best 800m time.
-The men’s 4x400m relay time is fourth in the conference.
-Devynne Charlton has the fourth-best women’s 100m dash time in the Big Ten.
-Eric Harris II has the fourth-best 200m time in the conference.
-Caleb Fricke has the fifth-best discus throw.
-Aarin Jones has the women’s fifth-best 400m dash time.
-The Purdue men have the fifth-best 4x100m relay time.
-Ciana Tabb has the sixth-best 100m hurdles time.
-Doney has the women’s sixth-fastest steeplechase time.
-Mostert also has the sixth-best 200m time.
-Tyler Askew has the seventh-best long jump.
-Harris also has the seventh-best 100m dash time in the Big Ten.
-Andrew Kendrick has the seventh-best 400m dash time.
-The Purdue women’s 4x100m relay time is seventh best.
-Charlton has the eighth-best 100m hurdles time.
-Cierra Brown has the eighth-best triple jump.

Signing Period 
-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 can be found here.

Nigerian Record Holder
-Enekwechi broke the Nigerian hammer throw record first at the USC Trojan Invite. 
-The previous record had stood for 28 years.
-He threw 67.31m (220-10) to break the previous record of 66.92m (219-7).
-Enekwechi again broke the record over the weekend at the Kentucky Relays with a Purdue school-record toss of 68.41m (224-05).
-Enekwechi’s mark has to be officially verified, though the process is well underway.
-Enekwechi had practiced the hammer only three days this year, prior to throwing the first record mark. 

Big Ten Weekly Awards
-Purdue swept the first outdoor conference awards of the season.
-Blair was the men’s field athlete of the week, his first career award.
-Kendrick earned the men’s track athlete of the week, his first career award and the program’s first since 2009.
-Jones was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on the women’s side, her first award and the program’s first award since it was split into track and field honors. The last Purdue female track athlete to win an outdoor award was in 1999.
-Nunn picked up her second career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor.

New Video Board 
-Fans will have the opportunity to see an upgraded feature in the southeast corner of Rankin Track and Field.
-The program had a new, high quality video board installed during the offseason.

Two Sport Stars
-Mostert, Anthony BrownShane Mikesky and Langston Newton all compete in the football in the fall.
-The four athletes recently wrapped up spring football and are back on the track for the rest of the season.

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