Ladd Mercer
Ladd Mercer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bristol, Ind.

High School:
Northridge HS



02/15/2012

Men's Cross Country Earns Fourth Straight Academic Honor

The Boilermakers had the fourth highest GPA of eight Big Ten teams awarded.

11/12/2011

Great Lakes Regional Wraps Up

Boilers finish in 10th on the men side and 14th for the women on Saturday afternoon.

11/11/2011

Great Lakes Regionals Set For Saturday

The Purdue men's and women's cross country teams head to Toledo, Ohio, for regionals.

10/28/2011

Big Ten Championships Begin Sunday

The Purdue cross country teams will compete in the league meet hosted by the University of Illinois.

10/14/2011

Allen, Bonk Top Finishers For Cross Country In Wisconsin

The Boilers finished 37th on the men's side and 42nd for the women at the Adidas Invite.


CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
8K CC	25:20.57	9/11/10
10K CC	32:47.67	11/14/09

Track & Field 800-meter run 1:56.20 1,000-meter run 2:29.38 1,500-meter run 3:47.48

2010: Finished 10th at the season-opening IPFW Invitational (9/11) with a time of 25:20.57; posted a time of 26:49.20 at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/17), good for 49th place; competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2) and finished the 8K in 26:03.90; finished the Pre-National Invitational (10/16) in 26:49.80; finished 82nd at the Big Ten Championships with a 26:23.0 in the 8K (10/31); turned in a 32:51.51 time at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

2009: Completed Purdue's home 8K course in 27:22.80 to finish 12th overall and seventh on the team at the season-opening Great American Legends (9/4); clocked one of the best times of his career for 8K at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/18), crossing the line fourth on the team in 26:11.8, good for 25th overall; posted an 8K mark of 25:34.92 at the Greater Louisville Classic; captured 17th place at the Gibson Family Invitational (10/10), completing the 8K course in 26:22.3; turned in the team's No. 4 time and finished 14th overall running 26:20.90 for 8K at the Sam Bell Invitational (10/17); finished third for the team, and 63rd overall, at the Big Ten Championships (11/1), finishing the 8K in 27:35.2; posted a career-best mark of 32:47.67 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/14), finishing second for the team.

2008: Participated in all six of the Boilermakers' collegiate races in his first season at Purdue, scoring twice; posted a top 8K time of 25:51.26 at the Auburn Tiger Invitational (10/4); scored at the Pre-National Invitational (10/18) and Big Ten Championships (11/2); crossed the line in 34:23.6 at his first career 10K race at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships (11/15); earned a varsity letter during the outdoor track and field season, qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships in the 1,500-meter run; his regional qualifier was the third-fastest 1,500-meter run time in school history at 3:47.48.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field and cross country at Northridge High School; three-time team MVP of the track and field team and MVP of the cross country team as a senior; two-time Indiana high school all-state honoree in cross country and track and field; helped his team to the 2004 Indiana high school state cross country championship.

Personal: Ladd Elliot Mercer was born Oct. 5, 1989, in Elkhart, Ind.; is the son of David Mercer and Lori Reinhart-Mercer; has two sisters, Hanna and Emily Mercer; enjoys music, books, movies video games and eating; majoring in communication.