Women's Results / Men's Results
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Emma Benner and Jaret Carpenter competed in the NCAA Championships on Saturday. Benner ran in the women’s 6,000-meter race, while Carpenter was in the men’s 10,000-meter event.
Benner started the day off for the Boilermakers. She battled the cold, wet and windy course against the nation’s best. It was her first race competing without her teammates and she came out with a time of 20:51.6. That finished 104th, including 17th among freshman competitors.
Carpenter was faced with the task of running his second career 10k just a week after competing in his first. The freshman also had to compete without his teammates for the first time in his career. He hung tough and finished with a time of 31:48.2 to place 209th. That was the 29th-best finish by a freshman in the race.
The pair wraps up the cross country season for the Boilermakers. Both were among the top freshmen in the country all year, with Benner claiming the Big Ten Freshman of the Year honor and both finishing the Great Lakes Regional as the top freshman in their race. Purdue was the only school in the country with freshman individual qualifiers on the men’s and women’s sides. Among conference and regional scorers, the Boilermakers return nearly every individual next season.
Benner, Carpenter and the Boilermakers will now prepare for the track & field season, which begins with the first meet in three weeks.