Purdue Baseball #1 in Big10

Purdue’s outstanding baseball team showed their true abilities this past weekend by sweeping the Indiana Hoosiers (aka, Loosiers), in their home series. The Boilers couldn’t have done it without sophomore star Perkins and his many homeruns. Red Shirt Junior Cal Gunter also proved himself a great pitcher in the series by pitching outstandingly on Friday as well as Sunday. 

The sweep of the Hoosiers solidified the Boilers number 1 ranking in the Big Ten standings. Despite the loss of their first baseman Ryan Bridges, it looks like the Boilers are still able to play aggressively and maintain their #1 ranking. Boiler Up!

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Penn Relays for Purdue T&F

The Boilermakers had a great showing at Penn Relays this past weekend. The meet was a combination of collegiate and professional runners alike, all competing to show off their talents in front of the 53,000 reported fans. Purdue women had a solid showing, particularly in the 4×800, finishing top in their heat and have good times all around. Alice Holmes ran an 800 time of 2:12, Carrie Schoolbraid ran a 2:11, Camille Buscomb a 2:12 and Kelly McCurdy a 2:17, respectfully. Great job Boilers!

Jesse Owens Outcome

The Jesse Owens Track classic that took place last weekend had some great races by Purdue. Camille Buscomb and Kelly McCurdy showed off their abilities and that training really does pay off by scoring in the mile and 1500 races. Unfortunately fellow Boilermaker Kyla Chapman injured herself in the steeplechase and was unable to perform at her best. The Boilermakers used this Jesse Owens race as a practice for the big meet the following weekend at Penn Relays.

Kerrigan to Redskins

Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan was the 16th draft pick to the Washington Redskins last night for the 2011 NFL Draft. This is a very exciting moment for all Purdue fans! We wish him the best of luck in his career. 

Boiler T&F to OSU Easter Weekend

The Boilermakers will be visiting the Ohio State Buckeye’s home turf this weekend for the Jesse Owens Classic. The 26th annual meet will consist of collegiate, post collegiate and professional athletes competing. Events begin Saturday at 6pm.

Teams Competing:

Kentucky
Penn State
Purdue 
Michigan
Michigan State
Akron
Kent State 
Miami (OH)
Ashland
Venezuelan National Team
Nike
Adidas
Saucony
Reebok
Indiana Invaders
Columbus Running Co.

The Boilers will have GREAT competition at this meet. I know they are looking for some P.R’s so hopefully they are able to step up this weekend and let their hard training show off. BOILER UP!

Purdue Final Home Meet of Season

The Boilermakers Track and Field team had their final outdoor meet of the season on Saturday. The seniors said farewell to their Alma Mater in their last home competition. Victories by seniors Emily Breslin (high jump) and Stacy Wannamacher (discus) and Jake Palmer (800m) and Chris Kirtz (high jump) on the men’s side was a great end on their home track.

For complete results of the Meet

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Purdue Track & Field

The Boilermakers will be hosting their second and last home outdoor meet of the year starting this afternoon at 3 pm with the hammer throw. The Dave Rankin Invitational will begin its other field events tomorrow, Saturday April 16th at 10 a.m with the javelin and discus throw. Running events begin at noon with the 10,000 meter run.

Some teams that will be competing in the events are Ohio State, Indianapolis, Notre Dame, Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Ball State, and Grant Valley State.

Boiler Up!