Track & Field

    Drouin, Beckwith Shine in London Grand Prix

    Go Hoosiers! Derek Drouin claimed a win in the Aviva London Grand Prix in one of his final tune-ups prior to the London Olympics.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Derek Drouin claimed a win in the Aviva London Grand Prix in one of his final tune-ups prior to the London Olympics.
    Go Hoosiers!

    July 14, 2012

    LONDON, England - Derek Drouin's next big goal is a win at the London Olympics later this month. He got good practice this weekend, taking a win in London at the Aviva London Grand Prix Diamond League Meet. Drouin and IU alum Molly Beckwith both claimed victories at the meet.

    Drouin cleared 2.26m (7-5) to take the win in the high jump, knocking off Robbie Grabarz of Great Britain, the number three jumper in the world this season, in the process. Drouin cleared 7-5 on his second attempt, while Grabarz was only able to clear 2.22m (7-3.25) for second place.

    Beckwith clocked a time of 2:00.68 for the win, narrowly beating Janeth Jepkosgei of Kenya by less 1/100th of a second. Beckwith also beat American Geena Gall, who will represent the U.S. in the Olympics later this month. Beckwith's performance is her eighth time under 2:01 in 2012, a feat she has accomplished in seven-straight races.

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