Awards from this past weekend's Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships are being announced this afternoon, and Purdue is taking home four individual awards after a big weekend.
First, the women's team came up just short of winning the conference. They earned 102 points to finish second behind Michigan's 109. On the men's side of things Purdue entered as the highest ranked team nationally, but a series of injuries led to a disappointing 12th place finish. Overall the teams broke five school records and won multiple individual championships.
She scored a B1G best 23 pts & won the 60m hurdles, Devynne Charlton is your B1G Track Athlete of the Championships! pic.twitter.com/Qrk0s2ZRpu— PurdueTrack&Field (@PurdueTrackXC) March 1, 2016
Devynne Charlton is really, really fast. She is hte Big Ten Champion in the 60-meter hurdles and through participation in the 60-meter dash (Second Place), and the 200-meter dash (Fourth place) she was named the women's track athlete of the meet.
He leads the world in the WT, won it at B1Gs & scored 18 points. Chuk Enekwechi is the Field Athlete of Year&Champs! pic.twitter.com/G3mTmZ8ASW— PurdueTrack&Field (@PurdueTrackXC) March 1, 2016
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi is a very large man who throws heavy things as far as his name is long. He finished third nationally last year at indoor NCAA championships in the Hammer Throw and int he Big Ten meet he won the weight throw. He was also second in the Shot Put, giving him Male Field Athlete of the meet honors. he is currently one of the top 100 throwers in the world and might compete this summer in Rio at a little thing called the Olympics.
The only FR woman to win a B1G individual title this yr with her High Jump gold, Janae' Moffit is B1G Frosh of Year! pic.twitter.com/jpbrjXHzwL— PurdueTrack&Field (@PurdueTrackXC) March 1, 2016
Janae' Moffitt was an easy choice. She was named the Big ten Freshman of the year by winning the high jump at 1.81 meters. She was the only freshman to win an individual event in the conference.