Chukwuebuka Enekwechi Starts off the Rankin Invitational with a School Record

Last night I was on campus photographing the first event of the Dave Rankin Invitational for Purdue. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Chuk) started things off with a bang setting the school and facility records for the hammer throw. He beat his nearest competitor by 30 feet. That is a strong statement to get things going with. Chuk is a competitive guy that was upset during warmups at a throw that would be a school record most places. It is that drive that makes him one of the best in the country. I will get to see Chuk again today as he throws the shot put.

Bonus Photos

Chuk wasn’t the only competitor throwing for Purdue yesterday. They had a few competitors out there giving it their all. Here are a few photos from the night that I liked of everyone. Last night was more of an easy going night with some time in between Boilers throwing. Today will be much more hectic as I try and cover multiple events going on at the same time. I act like I am upset about it, but I love the way that the day plays out. It is a challenge that I love each year. I will have more on that in the next couple of days. For now here are some photos.






Chukwuebuka Enekwechi reacts to breaking the Purdue University record in the hammer throw
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi breaks the Purdue University record in the hammer throw

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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