The Purdue harriers went up against several of the nation's best at Indiana State.
The Purdue men's and women's cross country teams head to Wisconsin for the adidas Invite on Friday.
The Purdue men's and women's teams both captured the crown in Richmond, Ind.
Purdue will send 14 individuals to the race in Richmond, Ind.
2011:Kicked off the season at the Illinois Invitation with a time of 19:57 on Sept. 2; at the IPFW Invitational finished with a time of 26:11.00 to help the team take first place; finished with a time of 26:19 at the Indiana Intercollegiates contributing to the team first place finish; at the IU East Cross Country Meet finished with a time of 27:36 third overall; on Oct. 16 finished with a time of 27:08 at the Pre-Nationals Race.
High School:Four-year varsity letter winner in cross country and track and field; earned all-conference honors in cross country as a sophomore, junior, and senior; named all conference in track in the 1,600m and the 3,200m as a junior and senior; earned all-sectional honors in cross country and the 1,600m and 3,200m as a junior and senior; all-sectional honoree in the 4x800m relay as a senior; qualified for semi-state in cross country as a junior; won his conference as a senior in the 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x800m relay, and cross country; qualified for the Indiana State Cross Country Championships as a senior; ran a career-best 4:23.3 in the 1,600m, 9:41 in the 3,200m, and a 15:51 in the 5,000m; team won Conference Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2010; named team MVP as a junior and senior in both cross country and track and field; earned Academic All-State honors as a junior and senior; was coached by Mike Miller.
Personal: Blake Evan Mills was born April 24, 1993, in Flora, Ind.; is the son of Jack Mills and Virginia Rusch-Mills; has an older brother, Tristan; enjoys hanging out with friends and watching sports; plans to major in mechanical engineering.