King, Clute, Strickland Highlight Billy Hayes Invite
May 3, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field got big time performances in several spots at the regular season-ending Billy Hayes Invitational on Friday. Highlighting the meet for the Hoosiers were Darius King in the high jump, Sydney Clute in the pole vault and Cornelius Strickland in the 100-meter dash. All three Hoosiers moved up on Big Ten and national lists with their performances.
King won the high jump, clearing 2.18m (7-1.75). He moves to fourth on the Big Ten list this season and 16th on the Division I list. His mark is above the "B" standard for the USA Track and Field Championships later this year in Des Moines, Iowa.
Clute cleared 4.07m (13-4.25) to win the women's pole vault. Her clearance ranks second in the Big Ten this season and fourth all-time in the IU record books. She is the fourth woman in IU history to clear 13 feet in the pole vault.
Strickland ran a time of 10.35 to take second in the men's 100m dash. His time ranks second in the Big Ten this season and is tied for fourth in IU history. It is the sixth fastest time in the world for an athlete under 20 years of age this season. Nick Turner was fourth in 10.50, moving to fourth on the Big Ten list this season.
Derek Drouin ran 13.87 for third in the 110m hurdles. His time ranks fifth in IU history and fifth in the Big Ten this season. His time ranks 13th in the NCAA East Region this season. Drouin also threw the javelin 55.16m (181-0) for second place.
Emma Kimoto cleared 1.76m (5-9.25) to win the women's high jump. Jordan Gray won the women's 800m in 2:07.60, Kelsey Duerksen took the invitational 1,500m in 4:21.04, and Vaughn won the men's 400m in 46.75 seconds. Lyndsey Wall won the women's 3,000m in 10:01.78, and the IU women's 4x400m relay won in 3:51.70.
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