Butler, Drouin Post GaREAT Performances on Day Two
Feb. 5, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind./GENEVA, Ohio - School record performances from Kind Butler and Derek Drouin highlighted the second day of action as the Hoosiers finished the first split weekend of the season. At the GaREAT Invitational, Butler and Drouin each posted school records in the 60m dash and heptathlon respectively. At the Meyo Invitational, the Hoosiers got a win from Danny Stockberger in the men's 800m.
Butler cruised to a school record in the 60m and a win in the 200m on the day. Butler's time of 6.67 in the 60 moved him from a tie for the school record at 6.72 seconds to the outright best in school history. He now ranks 12th nationally in the event. Teammate Devin Pipkin finished directly behind Butler in 6.72, matching the previous record and placing himself in a tie for the second-best in school history.
Butler's 200m time of 20.93 is behind only Olympic Gold Medalist David Neville in IU lore. Butler and Neville are the only Hoosiers to finish in under 21 seconds in IU history. Butler ranks ninth on the national descending order list this season.
Drouin won the heptathlon with a score of 5,407 pts., which is the highest score in Hoosier history. Drouin posted four combined events career bests on day one and improved his overall score by 92 points from his performance at the Gladstein Invitational this season.
At Meyo, Danny Stockberger clocked a time of 1:50.87 to win the men's 800 meters. The times is among the top 10 in the Big Ten this season.
Faith Sherrill took wins in the shot put (17.76m (58-3.25)) and the weight throw (19.36m (63-6.25)). Sherrill has three throws of over 58-feet in the shot put this season, a feat that no other thrower in the nation has accomplished once. Monique Riddick was second in the shot and Kristen Crawford was second in the weight.
Kelsie Ahbe and Vera Neuenswander were second and third respectively in the pole vault. Both cleared 4.11m (13-5.75) to tie the winning height. The tie was broken by number of misses. Both Hoosiers posted season bests and share the lead in the Big Ten this season. A career best for Ahbe, she has the third-best clearance in school history.
The Hoosiers continue action at the Meyo Invitational and the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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