Track & Field

    Hoosiers Make it Four-Straight Sweeps Over Purdue

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Lance Roller led the way for the Hoosiers in his first Indiana/Purdue experience.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Lance Roller led the way for the Hoosiers in his first Indiana/Purdue experience.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 12, 2013

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field extending its winning streak to four-straight years with a sweep over the Purdue Boilermakers since renewing the dual-meet series in 2010. The Hoosiers won handily on the men's side by an 80-52 score and the women won a tightly-contested meet 69-67, getting key points in the final event. The IU men won nine out of 16 events and the women won six. Lance Roller, Derek Drouin and Rorey Hunter led the way for the men, and Kelsey Duerksen, Emma Kimoto, Samantha Gwin and Courtney Woodard led the charge for the women.

    Roller led wire-to-wire in the men's 600m, clocking a meet record of 1:18.25. Roller bettered the meet record by 2.34 seconds and was 2.54 better than the second-place finisher. His time is the second-fastest in IU history and is second in the Big Ten this season.

    Roller followed that up with a 47.5 anchor split to lead the Hoosiers to victory in the 4x400m relay in 3:14.92. His split was the fastest in the race by 1.5 seconds, and brought the Hoosiers from behind for the victory and five team points.

    Duerksen won the women's mile and 800m. She clocked a time of 4:44.84 to take the mile lead in the Big Ten this season, and her time of 2:11.89 is the third best in the conference this year. The Hoosiers went 1-2-3 in the mile and 1-2 in the 800m. Scoring 17 points in the two events.

    Drouin won the long jump, bettering his lifetime best with three of his four jumps and finishing with a mark of 7.13m (23-4.75), which ranks fifth in the Big Ten this season. He also took second in the 60m hurdles in 8.02 seconds, and finishing just .02 out of the win.

    Kimoto's win in the women's high jump, sealed the victory for the Hoosiers in the final event to finish. She cleared 1.70m (5-7) for the win, and freshman Sarah Maxson cleared 1.65m (5-5) to tie for second.

    Gwin won the women's 600m in 1:33.11, and followed it up by helping IU to the win in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:49.59. Brie Roller anchored that relay to the win in 55.6, clocking the fastest split of the race by 1.4 seconds.

    Hunter took the win in the men's 800m, outleaning teammate Andy Bayer in 1:53.96. Josh Roche took third for the IU sweep. Hunter also anchored IU's victory in the 4x800m relay, in a time of 7:37.34.

    Woodard won the women's hurdles in 8.81 seconds, and she added second-place finishes in the long and triple jumps. Woodard jumped 5.52m (18-1.5) in the long jump and 11.56m (37-11.25) in the triple jump, adding six inches to her triple jump PR.

    IU also got wins from Richard Rouse in the men's triple jump (14.52m (47-7.75)), Scott Houston in the men's pole vault (5.00m (16-4.75)), Zach Mayhew in the men's mile (4:05.43), and Nolan Fife in the men's 3,000m (8:15.03, meet record).

    Indiana hosts the first big invitational of the season next weekend, with the Gladstein Invitational on Fri. and Sat., Jan. 18-19. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to




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