Drouin is Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year
March 4, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's Derek Drouin continues to reel in accolades for his heroics this season. The USTFCCCA has announced that he is the Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year. Drouin set a world record in the heptathlon high jump at the Big Ten meet and took the title in the open high jump as well. Drouin reels in the honor for the sixth time in his career.
Drouin, a redshirt senior from Corunna, Ontario, twice broke the Big Ten meet record en route to securing his third indoor league title in the high jump. The Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and of the Championships also placed third in the heptathlon in the conference with a score of 5,817 points. He's cleared 7-7¼ (2.32m) in the high jump this season and ranks second nationally in the event. A clearance of 7-6½ (2.30m) at the Big Ten meet is all-time world-best for a heptathlon high jump.
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