Drouin Wins Canadian Title
June 28, 2014
MONCTON, New Brunswick – IU alum Derek Drouin added another accomplishment on Saturday as he won his fifth Canadian national title in the high jump.
Drouin cleared 2.28m (7-5.75) for the win, defeating fellow London Olympian Michael Mason for his fifth Canadian title (four as a senior athlete, one as a junior). Drouin took three attempts at 2.34m (7-8), which would’ve broken Milton Ottey’s meet record.
The London Olympics Bronze Medalist and five-time NCAA Champion, Drouin broke his own Canadian national record with a clearance of 2.40m (7-10.5) to win the Drake Relays earlier this year.
Fellow IU alum and higher jumper Emma Kimoto finished fifth in the high jump at the Canadian Championships. Freshman Danielle Quinn finished in fourth-place in the triple jump.
In Sacramento, Calif., at the USA Outdoor Championships, IU alum Sarah Pease finished in 13th place in the final of the 3,000m steeplechase in 9:59.62. Pease set a career-best in the semifinal in 9:48.94.
The Hoosier alums conclude action at the USA Track and Field Championships on Sunday with Jeff Coover in the pole vault, Molly Beckwith in the 800m final and Andy Bayer in the 3,000m steeplechase final.
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