Brewer slays Big Ten competition


Alumni sports update

Week ending May 11

Rain, wind and slick conditions did not stop the Purdue Boilermakers from producing 25 mens points and nine womens on the second day of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Leading the way was shot put thrower Jalil Brewer, who produced Purdue’s first championship title in the event since 2008.

Brewer’s gold medal was earned on a personal-best of 20.25-meters (66-5 ¼) in the shot put. Throwing the No. 8 mark in the nation on his second attempt, he bested his PR by a meter. In fact, three of Brewer’s throws surpassed his personal-record heading into the day. Rising to become the third-best shot put thrower in program history, Brewer also became just the eighth Boilermaker to ever win the Big Ten event.

Competing for Illinois State at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, Jordan Wilkerson placed third of 18 in the javelin (172-2 1/6). The junior also took part in the decathlon competition. He was second of 12 in the 100 (11.05); third of 11 in the 400 (51.50); ninth of 11 in the 1500 (5:18.55); seventh of 11 in the 110 hurdles (16.26); third of 11 in the high jump (6-1 3/5); 11th of 11 in the pole vault (No height); second of 11 in the long jump (22-1); first of 11 in the javelin (155-4 1/6); sixth of 11 in the shot put (34-4 3/.5); fourth of 11 in the discus (111-4 ¼); and fifth of 11 overall.


Running for Ball State at the Mid-American Conference Championships, Maritza Rodriguez was sixth of 24 in the 10,000 meters (36:37.01) and eighth of 19 in the 5000 (17:16.96).


Greenville (23-17) defeated Westminster (MO) and lost to Webster and Spalding. Isaac Whitten pinch hit in two of the games and was one for two with a double. He is now hitting .133 (2 for 15).

Pitcher Logan Butrum had a 3-0 record with an ERA of 4.22 in 21 1/3 innings on the mound for Wabash (21-19). The sophomore gave up 31 hits and 16 walks and struck out 12.

Vincennes (23-28-1) split two games with Danville and won two against John Wood. Isaiah Davis had three hits, four RBIs, and one run scored in 10 at bats in three of the games and is hitting .233 (36 for 133).