Drouin, Woodard Win Hoosier Open Pentathlons
Dec. 8, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field wrapped the 2012 calendar year on Saturday, closing out the Hoosier Open. Pentathlon competition for both men and women took over Gladstein Fieldhouse, and Indiana's Derek Drouin and Courtney Woodard both finished victorious.
Drouin scored 4,009 points to take the collegiate lead on the season in the non-traditional event. Drouin finished 394 points better than the field at the meet and was 148 points better than the previous collegiate leader, Devin Dick of Kansas State. Drouin won three of the five events, including a clearance of 2.15m (7-0.5) in the high jump, which ranks fourth among all collegiate high jumpers this season, even though Drouin was jumping from a short approach of just four steps. IU took the top four spots in the pentathlon, with Matt Gerbick second with 3,615 points, Dylan Anderson third with 3,598 and Stephen Keller fourth with 3,355. Kentucky's Daniel Buckles took fifth with 3,173 points. Keller won the final event, the 1,000m in 2:48.25.
Woodard won the women's pentathlon with 3,660 points, finishing just one point shy of her lifetime best which ranks sixth in IU history. Woodard's score ranks third on the Division I list this season. Woodard won four of the five events, taking second in the final event (800m) to Kelsie Ahbe, who competed unattached and finished in second with 3,031.
The Hoosiers continue their season on January 12, 2013, when they host Purdue for a dual meet. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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