BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana track and field got two big-time marks on day one of the Hoosier Hills. Derek Drouin took over the collegiate lead in the high jump with the fourth-best mark in the world in 2013, and the IU distance medley relay recorded the second-best time in Division I this season.
Drouin cleared 2.32m (7-7.25) for the win in the high jump, taking over sole possession of the lead in Division I this season and putting himself fourth on the world list. In his final meet as a Hoosier in Gladstein Fieldhouse, Drouin broke a 25-year old facility record, held by Mark Reed at 2.31m (7-7). Drouin's clearance marks the first time he has cleared a height greater than 7-7 since injuring his foot on March 26, 2011. Drouin took three attempts at 2.35m (7-8.5), which would've ranked second all-time in the indoor collegiate high jump. Drouin's career best is 2.33m (7-7.75), which he cleared at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2011.
The IU DMR team of Rorey Hunter, Nick Stoner, Lance Roller and Andy Bayer clocked a time of 9:33.43. The time ranks second in Division I this season and eighth in IU history. Hunter opened with a time of 2:55.7 over 1,200 meters, Stoner clocked a 48.2 split on the 400m leg, Roller ran 1:50.7 on the 800m leg, and Bayer closed out in 3:58.5 over 1,600m. IU's B-relay in the race clocked a time of 9:40.43 for third, which ranks sixth in Division I this season.
Sidney Clute took the win in the pole vault, and Sophie Gutermuth took second, both clearing 3.5m (12-11.5). The pair of Hoosiers are both now tied for fourth in the Big Ten this season and fourth in the all-time IU records.
Brie Roller ran a time of 1:33.72 for the win in the 600 meters, winning by more than two seconds.
Kyla Buckley took the win in the shot put, recording a mark of 15.63m (51-3.5). She won by nearly two feet.