Nov. 9, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Boilermakers wrapped up their regular season on Friday at the Hoosier Invitational. Taylor Jones was the top finisher for the Purdue women while Allan Appiah crossed first for the Boilermaker men.
Jones ran a personal best by nearly 50 seconds as she posted a fourth-place time of 18:32.1. She was second among active collegiate runners. Former Boilermaker Samantha Walkow won the race with a time of 17:52.3. Hope Schmelzle also broke the 19 minute barrier for the first time in her young career. Schmelzle finished seventh with a time of 18:50.6.
Karen Jensen was the third Boilermaker to finish. She took 12th overall with a time of 19:29.9. That is a season best for the junior. Taylor Smith took 17th overall. Smith ran a time of 19:38.6 which is a personal record. Her previous best was 19:42.12 from earlier this season.
On the men’s side, Appiah took 26th with a time of 26:37.2. That is a season best, edging his 8k time of 26:44.2 from the Big Ten Preview. Ben Eaton finished just behind Appiah as he took 27th, just a half second behind. That time was his second fastest as a Boilermaker. Joshua Haase was third for the Purdue men and 31st overall. The junior finished with a time of 26:56.1 which is his new personal record in the 8k.
Alex Milner was fourth for Purdue and 34th overall at the Hoosier Invite. Milner finished with a time of 27:01.7, which is his second fastest in the Old Gold and Black. Vincent Cicale was fifth for the Purdue men. He took 48th overall with a time of 28:27.2.
The meet was unscored.
The Boilermakers return to action next weekend with the Great Lakes Regionals. A preview of the meet will be available on PurdueSports.com later in the week.