BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana Relays finished up on Saturday, with Indiana posting another impressive day of action. Derek Drouin was again impressive, and the Hoosiers came within four hundredths of a second of the facility record in the 4x800m relay.
Drouin won the long jump with a best mark of 7.08m (23-2.75), and all six of his jumps were better than the second-place jumper. Drouin also took seventh in the men's 60m hurdle final with a time of 8.07. All after tying for the collegiate lead in the high jump on Friday night.
The IU men buried the field in the 4x800m, winning by more than seven seconds. Adam Behnke, Jordan Gornall, Robby Nierman and Zach Mayhew finished in 7:30.54, finishing just .04 off the Gladstein Fieldhouse record that has stood since 1978. The time is the fastest by any college team in 2013. Gornall led the way with a split of 1:51. 5, and Mayhew split 1:51.8. Nierman's split was 1:52.6.
JR Ricker won the 5,000m invitational with a time of 14:13.84, which ranks second in the Big Ten this season behind only teammate Mayhew.
Kyla Buckley took third in the shot put and weight throw invitationals, launching career bests in both events. Buckley launched a bomb of 16.44m (53-11.25) in the shot put, moving herself to third in the IU record books and 12th on the Division I list. Buckley's mark of 18.83m (61-9.5) in the weight throw is the sixth best in IU history.
Derek Messmer took sixth in the men's pole vault, clearing a lifetime best 5.10m (16-8.75), which moves him into the Big Ten's top five this season, joining teammate Scott Houston.
Indiana's women took second in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:50.95 which ranks fifth all-time in the IU record books. The Hoosiers finished behind only Notre Dame, who broke the Gladstein Fieldhouse record with a time of 8:47.94.
The Hoosiers hit the road for the first time this season next weekend, competing at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.