Drouin, Bayer, Kimoto Star at Polytan Invite
April 20, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field hosted the Polytan Invitational on Saturday, and several Hoosiers posted big-time performances. Derek Drouin increased his world lead in the high jump, Andy Bayer moved into the nation's top five in the 1,500m, and Emma Kimoto cleared a school record to enter the nation's top 10 in the high jump.
Drouin won the high jump, clearing 2.31m (7-7), adding a centimeter to his world lead in the event. Drouin was one of only three competitors in the event and won by more than 10 inches. Drouin's clearance broke the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex record in the high jump, which was set by Ivan Wagner in 1997 as he won the NCAA Championships hosted by IU that season.
Bayer clocked a time of 3:41.52 to win by more than four seconds. His time is just .20 off the Big Ten lead and ranks fifth in Division I this season.
Kimoto took the Big Ten lead with her school record clearance of 1.83m (6-0). Kimoto won by six inches. She leads the Big Ten and is tied for eighth in Division I this season.
The men's steeplechase saw IU alum Andrew Poore win, running for adidas. His time of 8:36.27 is the best this season in the U.S. and ranks eighth in the world. Robby Nierman was second in 8:55.37, which ranks second in the Big Ten this season.
Matt Birk won the javelin throw with a throw of 61.38m (201-4). The mark ranks fifth in IU history.
IU won the men's 4x400m relay with a time of 3:13.63. Taja Moore won the women's discus with a throw of 48.39m (158-9). Samantha Ginther won the women's steeplechase in 10:31.01. Chris Vaughn won the men's 400m dash with a time of 47.50. Kelsey Duerksen won the women's 1,500m in 4:26.92.
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