Moore Wins on Day One in Florida
April 5, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field got off to a solid start on day one at the Florida Relays. Taja Moore took the win in the women's discus, and IU put four new marks on all-time top 10 lists.
Moore took the win in the women's discus with a throw that traveled 51.83m (170-0). Her throw ranks sixth in IU history and won the competition by nearly eight feet. The throw was a PR of 7' 6".
Derek Drouin put two more marks in the all-time IU record books, as he competed in the 110m hurdles and the javelin throw. Drouin ran a time of 14.13 in the hurdles, good for 10th in IU history. He threw the javelin 57.65m (189-2), which ranks sixth in IU history. Matt Birk also moved into IU's records in the javelin, throwing the spear 56.60m (185-8) for eighth in IU lore.
Cornelius Strickland ran 10.59 in the 100m dash and 21.16 in the 200m, making his outdoor collegiate debut in both events. Those times rank first and second respectively in the Big Ten this season. Nick Turner ran 10.68 in the 100m.
Relay action gets underway on Saturday at the Florida Relays. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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