JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (Purdue Sports) — Senior Samson Colebrooke, junior Tamar Greene and the men's 4x100 relay team qualified for the NCAA Championships and two top-four times in team history were set by the Purdue track & field team on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
Colebrooke in the 100-meter, Greene in the triple jump and the 4x100 relay squad finished in the top-12 in their respective events and advance to the national semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from June 9-12. The 4x100 relay and freshman Marcellus Moore each recorded top-four times in the Purdue record books.
The 4x100 relay team of Colebrooke, senior Malcolm Dotson, sophomore Justin Becker and Moore finished in 39.06 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in Purdue history. The Boilermakers placed fifth overall in the event and qualified for nationals thanks to a third-place finish in the second heat. The foursome topped their Big Ten championship-winning time of 39.30, which was the previous No. 4-ranked time in the school record books.
In the triple jump, Greene was 12th overall thanks to a jump of 15.90 meters. The mark came on his third and final attempt, as he secured the east prelim's 12th and final NCAA Championships berth in the event. His jump would rank No. 7 in team history if he weren't' already fifth. Greene, who won the Big Ten title outdoors and earned first team All-America accolades indoors this season, qualified for his second career NCAA Outdoor Championships, joining a 2019 appearance.