June 12, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Andy Bayer, Derek Drouin and De'Sean Turner highlight a list of 11 Hoosier All-Americans announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Bayer, Drouin and Turner each earned All-America honors, while eight more Hoosiers pulled in second-team All-America honors. Bayer took the NCAA title in the 1,500 meters, while Drouin was the runner-up in the high jump. Turner took seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase. The full list of Hoosiers honored list is below.
First Team All-Americans
1500m - Andrew Bayer
3000m Steeplechase - De'Sean Turner
High Jump - Derek Drouin
Second Team All-Americans
200m - Kind Butler
3000m Steeplechase - Adrien Dannemiller
3000m Steeplechase - Andrew Poore
10,000m - Zachary Mayhew
High Jump - Emma Kimoto
Triple Jump - Olumide Olamigoke
Triple Jump - Rex Parker
Shot Put - Kyla Buckley
Bayer out-dove BYU's Miles Batty at the line to win the 1,500m NCAA title in a time of 3:43.82, capping his first ever trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Bayer beat Batty by .01, earning IU's third NCAA crown in the 1,500, joining IU legends Bob Kennedy and Jim Spivey. Bayer's 10 points moves his career total to 44 points at NCAA meets, which ranks fifth in IU history, surpassing Kennedy's 41. He is Indiana's 45th track and field NCAA Champion and 141st NCAA Champion regardless of sport.
Drouin cleared 2.31m (7-7) and was the only jumper to do so without a miss in the competition, but finished second after Kansas State's Erik Kynard cleared 2.34 (7-8). Drouin now has five top-two finishes at NCAA meets in his career. He was the national runner-up indoors in 2009 and won three-straight NCAA titles in 2010 and 2011. He has scored 46 points in NCAA competition in his career, which ranks third in IU history behind Aarik Wilson
(70) and Jim Spivey (52).
Turner clocked a time of 8:46.04 for seventh, finishing just .03 out of sixth. Turner is Indiana's first three-time All-American in the 3,000m steeplechase. He closes his career with six All-America certificates to his credit, all first team.
Turner was followed in by Dannemiller in ninth, claiming second team All-America honors in 8:47.86, and Poore gutted out the finish of the steeple after an injury for 14th in 9:25.95 for second-team honors of his own.
Buckley took ninth in the shot put, surpassing her career best coming into the meet four times on the day. She threw 16.98m (55-8.5) for her best mark, which ranks third in IU history in the event. The junior earned second-team All-America honors in her first NCAA appearance.
Kimoto tied for 13th in the high jump, clearing 1.79m (5-10.5). The junior had just one miss while clearing three bars on her way to 1.79m. The junior collected second-team All-America honors in her first NCAA meet appearance.
In the triple jump, Parker jumped 15.67m (51-5) for 13th place, and Olamigoke jumped 15.64m (51-3.75) for 14th place. The two Hoosiers earned second-team All-America honors for their efforts.
The only thing left for Indiana track and field are national championship meets. The USA Track and Field Junior Championships come first, as Bloomington plays host to the meet next weekend. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.