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    Indiana Relays is Debut for Drouin and Bayer

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Derek Drouin will make his 2013 high jump debut at the Indiana Relays
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Derek Drouin will make his 2013 high jump debut at the Indiana Relays
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 23, 2013

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    Another weekend, another big-time meet in Gladstein Fieldhouse. Indiana hosts the Indiana Relays this weekend, bringing more than 30 teams to Bloomington for competition. Indiana fans will get their first good looks at Bowerman award candidates Andy Bayer and Derek Drouin this weekend, as Bayer will run in the invitational mile on Friday and Drouin will high jump for the first time this season in the invite section on Saturday. The meet kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on Friday with invitational competition from 7-9, and Saturday's competition starts at 10 a.m. ET with invitational field events throughout the day and invitational races starting at 3:45 p.m. ET.

    Bayer's invitational section of the mile begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and IU's Kelsey Duerksen will line up in the women's section at 7:20. Drouin's high jump competition will start at 7:15 p.m., and Lance Roller will eye the IU record in the 600m in that invitational race at 8 p.m. Invitational field event sections take place on Saturday except the men's high jump, with lots of Hoosiers in the fields, including Kyla Buckley in the shot put invitational and Emma Kimoto in the high jump invitational both starting at 2 p.m.

    The Hoosiers had great success at the Gladstein Invitational, taking eight event titles and moving up national, Big Ten and Indiana all-time lists in the process.

    Scott Houston cleared 5.20m (17-0.75) to win the pole vault. His clearance is the ninth best in IU history.

    Kelsey Duerksen took the win in the invitational 3,000 meters, clocking a time of 9:20.56, which ranks third on the Division I list this season and tops in the Big Ten. Samantha Ginther was second in 9:23.14.. The two times are fifth and seventh all-time respectively in the IU record books.

    Courtney Woodard won the pentathlon with a score of 3,795, which is a 134 point improvement on her career best and ranks fifth in the IU record books.

    Zach Mayhew was second in the 3,000m invitational, finishing as the top collegiate in 8:02.73. Robby Nierman finished fourth in 8:08.28.

    The men's half-milers were good as well, as IU won the men's 4x800m relay, getting a time of 7:42.05 out of Owen Skeete, JR Ricker, Nolan Fife and Nierman. In the men's 800m invitational, Jordan Gornall took second in 1:53.65.

    Arianne Raby was the top collegiate in the 800 meter Invitational, clocking a time of 2:11.02 for second place, and teammate Samantha Gwin was third in 2:11.74. Raby ranks third in the Big Ten this season, and Gwin sits sixth on the conference list. In the open 800, Ashley Seymour took the win in 2:15.49.

    Nolan Fife won the open men's mile in 4:07.11, and Evan Esselink won the open men's 3,000 meters in 8:15.56.

    Dylan Anderson scored 5,172 points for second in the heptathlon, becoming Indiana's fourth 5,000-point scorer all-time in the first heptathlon of his career. The redshirt freshman was joined by two teammates as first timers in the event. Redshirt sophomore Matt Gerbick took third with 4,975 points and freshman Stephen Keller scored 4,824 for fourth. The three Hoosiers posted the fourth, fifth and sixth best heptathlon scores, respectively, in school history. Only Ohio State's Cory Kunze scored more points, taking first with 5,235.

    Emma Kimoto cleared a season best 1.73m (5-8) for second in the women's high jump.

    The IU women took second in the 4x800m relay, as Julia Talhelm, Samantha Ginther, Caitlin Engel and Duerksen finished in 9:03.62.




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