The Purdue Boilermakers men and women track teams took their 15th straight Gene Edmonds cup by defeating the Indiana State Sycamores 182-141.
Three Boilermakers added their name to the NCAA provisional qualifiers list with big performances in the meet. Senior Christina Madison qualified with a jump of 6.19 (20-03.75) meters which puts her at eighth place in the nation. Junior Emily Breslin qualified in the High Jump with a leap of 1.78 (5-10.00) meters making her the fourth lady in the Big Ten to qualify. On the men’s side Junior Rashad Cannon’s jump of 7.53 (24-08.50) meters gained him the honor of being an NCAA provisional qualifier and also improved his conference lead in this event.
The biggest surprise of the day came in the men’s high jump by Freshman Geoff Davis. He beat two NCAA qualifiers with a leap of 2.18 meters (7-01.25) which moves him into eighth place in the nation this season. Teammate Adetayo Adesanya increased his season best to 2.15 meters (7-00.50) which ties him for 10th place in the nation.
Stacey Wannemacher moved to fifth in nation Saturday in the women’s shot put by increasing her school record in the event with a throw of 16.47 meters (54-00.50).
Brianna Neumann moved to eighth in the country with a vault of 4.12 meters (13-06.25) increasing her career best in the event. Elizabeth Stover just missed becoming the fourth NCAA qualifier of the day with her vault of 3.97 meters (13-00.25). Stover took third place in the event.
On the men's side Senior Eric Sparks won the pole vault while tying the NCAA provisional mark vaulting 5.20 meters (17.00.75) on Saturday.
For a full list of the event's winners and placings please visit http://www.purduesports.com/sports/c-track/stats/2009-2010/gene_edmonds_results.html
The Boilermakers next meet will take them north as the battle Big Ten rival Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Elite Meet on January 29-30.