Drouin Sets Big Ten Championships Record in High Jump
Feb. 28, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indiana finished the men's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in sixth-place with 51 points. Leading the way for the Hoosiers was Big Ten high jump champion Derek Drouin, the sophomore broke the IU record and the Big Ten Championships record on his way the the best mark in Division I this season. Five Hoosiers earned Big Ten medals by finishing in the top-three on the day.
Drouin cleared 2.26m (7-5) for the Big Ten crown. The sophomore bettered the IU record by a centimeter, adding two centimeters to his career best. The Corunna, Ontario native won his second career Big Ten title with every clearance he had on the day coming on his first attempt. Drouin won the conference high jump crown at the outdoor meet in 2009.
Four other Hoosiers earned Big Ten medals on the day. Sophomore Andy Bayer was second in the mile, finishing in 4:05.91. He was less than 0.3 seconds out of first.
Sophomore Olumide Olamigoke was third in the triple jump. He jumped 15.16m (49-9) to finish just 3.75 inches out of second place.
Devin Pipkin was third in the 60m dash, recording a fourth-fastest time in school history. He finished in 6.75 seconds, just .01 out of second. Pipkin was followed in by Kind Butler, who took fourth. Butler recorded a time of 6.82.
Andrew Poore took third in the 5,000m. He recorded a time of 14:13.64, which is just under the NCAA provisional standard. Poore was followed in by Zach Mayhew, who took eighth with a time of 14:26.05.
The Hoosiers continue competition at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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