News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
The Boilermakers had the fourth highest GPA of eight Big Ten teams awarded.
The Purdue men's and women's cross country teams head to Toledo, Ohio, for regionals.
Wisconsin men and Michigan State women repeat at the Big Ten Championships.
Photos of the Purdue Cross Country teams at the 2010 Indiana Intercollegiate Championships, Sept. 18.
Photos from the 2009 Indiana Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.
Photos from the Great American Legends Cross Country Race at Purdue Varsity Cross Country Course on Sept. 4, 2009
Photos from the 2008 Great American Legends race on Sept. 5, 2008
CAREER BESTS Cross Country 8K CC 24:25.00 10/2/10 10K CC 31:08.46 11/13/10
Track & Field 1,500-meter run 4:02.78 3,000-meter run 8:33.62 5,000-meter run 14:56.41
2010: Finished third overall at the IPFW Invitational with a time of 24:27.35, just 0.34 seconds behind second place (9/11); placed 11th at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/17) after finishing the 8K in 25:08.00; ran a season-best 8K at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2), posting a time of 24:25.0; finished third on the team at the Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State University (10/16), with a time of 24:45.6; finished second on the team and 28th overall with a time of 24:30.00 at the Big Ten Championships (10/31); finished the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/13) second on the team and 28th overall with a time of 31:08.46; recorded the fifth-fastest Purdue time in Purdue Varsity Cross Country Course history (built in 2001) with a time of 25:08.0 (9/17); posted the seventh-best finish in school history at the Big Ten Championships with a 24:30.0.
2009: Placed fourth overall and second on the team at the Great American Legends (9/4), crossing the line in 26:09.58 for 8K; tallied the No. 5 team score en route to a third-place team showing at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/18), posting an 8K time of 26:17.0; ran a season-best 8K time of 25:17.05 at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3); took home third place overall at the Gibson Family Invitational (10/10), running the 8K course in 25:56.9; posted the team's top time at the Sam Bell Invitational (10/17), finishing the 8K ninth overall in 25:49.91; finished in 52nd place at the Big Ten Championships (11/1) with an 8K time of 26:59.7; rounded out the top five in the 10K race at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/14) with a time of 33:52.26.
2008: Started every varsity race of his first collegiate season, finishing as the Boilermakers' top placer three times; finished 16th in his first Purdue race, crossing the line in 26:36.1 at the Great American Legends (9/5); helped the team to a sixth-place showing at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/19), taking 35th with a time of 26:41.0; notched the Boilermakers' top 8K time of the year at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4), posting a mark of 24:34.87; led the team for the third and final time at the Pre-National Invitational (10/18); was the Boilermakers' No. 2 placer at the Big Ten Championships (11/2) and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/15), notching a 10K time of 33:14.4.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Fishers High School; two-time all-state honoree in cross country ('06, '07) and track and field ('07, '08); 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals All-American; boasts a career-best time of 15:30 for 5K in cross country and 9:19 in the 3,200-meter run in track and field.
Personal: Cale Allen Brenner was born Aug. 15, 1989, in Indianapolis, Ind.; is the son of Cliff and Lisa Allen; has one sister, Peyton; enjoys sports, music, photography and video games; majoring in management.