Drouin Jumps to Fourth in the World
Feb. 8, 2013
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.
IU advanced Cornelius Strickland and Nick Stoner to Saturday's men's 60m dash final, Zach Bray and Drouin to the 60m hurdles final, Shawntanay Johnson and La Toya Williams to the 60m dash final, as well as Shona Dunkley and Courtney Woodard to the 60m hurdles final.
The Hoosiers continue action at the Hoosier Hills on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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