Indiana and Purdue Earn Men's Indoor Track and Field Weekly Accolades

Purdue's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Purdue's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi

Feb. 3, 2014

Rosemont, Ill. -

Track Athlete of the Week
J.R. Ricker, Indiana
Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Cathedral

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Indiana Relays
  • His time of 14:07.55 is the best in the Big Ten and third in the nation this season
  • Earns the first indoor track and field weekly award of his career
  • Last Indiana Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Matt Schwartzer (Jan. 27, 2014)

Field Athlete of the Week
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Purdue
So. – Laurelton, N.Y. – Francis Lewis

  • Posted a first-place finish in the weight throw (23.62 meters) and seventh-place effort in the shot put (17.83 meters) at the Findlay Elite, one of the top indoor throwing events in the country
  • His weight throw mark broke his own school record and currently ranks first in the world this season
  • Reels in the fourth indoor track and field weekly award of his career
  • Last Purdue Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Jan. 20, 2014)

2013-14 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week
Dec. 9                    T: Brandon Winters, Sr., PUR
                                F: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, So., PUR
Dec. 16                 T: Jordan Gornall, So., IND
                                F: Dylan Anderson, So., IND
Jan. 13                  T: Joe McAsey, So., ILL
                                T: Demoye Bogle, Sr., OSU
                                F: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, So., PUR
Jan. 20                  T: Levi Gipson, So., NEB
                                F: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, So., PUR
Jan. 27                  T: Matt Schwartzer, So., IND
                                F: Michael Lihrman, Jr., WIS
Feb. 3                    T: J.R. Ricker, Jr., IND
                                F: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, So., PUR