May 2, 2009
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Indiana got three event wins and five regional qualifications on day two of the Jesse Owens Classic. Leading the way on the day were junior Vera Neuenswander who won the pole vault and freshman Derek Drouin who took the high jump crown, both posting regional marks. Senior Kiwan Lawson also claimed a victory, taking the collegiate crown in the long jump. Indiana got additional regional qualifications from junior Molly Beckwith, sophomore Lindsey Hartman, and junior Kristen Crawford.
Neuenswander took the pole vault with a clearance of 4.00m (13-1.5). Her mark was 15 centimeters better than second- and third-place finishers Brianna Neuman and Mallory Peck of Purdue. She bettered the regional standard by 15cm as well. Neuenswander’s season best of 2.15m is the Big Ten’s second-best mark.
Drouin won the high jump by clearing 2.13m (6-11.75). He was just 1cm off his career best, yet he was three centimeters better than second-place finishers Lance Moe and Adetayo Adesanya of Purdue. Drouin has the Big Ten’s fourth best mark this season.
Beckwith posted her third regional mark of the season, this one coming in the 400m dash. She was second among collegiate runners, finishing in 54.37. She bettered the regional standard by .24 seconds and improved his career best by .27 seconds. The time is the Big Ten’s fourth-best this season and is seventh on the IU list.
Hartman recorded the first regional qualification of her career. She took third in the 800-meters, with a time of 2:09.21. She was .59 seconds faster than the regional standard and improved her career mark by more than a second.
Lawson won the collegiate title in the long jump in his homecoming. The Columbus, Ohio, native leapt 7.28m (23-10.75) for third place overall, and he was the top finisher among collegiate jumpers. Sophomore Cedric Hudson had the third-best collegiate jump with a leap of 7.08m (23-2.75).
Crawford took ninth in the shot put with a regional qualifying heave of 14.91m (48-11). Indiana also took fourth in the women’s 4x400m relay, fourth in the men’s 4x100m relay and sophomore Devin Pipkin was fifth in the 100m dash.
IU returns to action on May 8, when they return to Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex for the Billy Hayes Invitational. For complete coverage of all things IU track, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.